Today we’re excited to bring avatars to WhatsApp, a new and personalized way to express yourself.
Your avatar is a digital version of you that can be created from billions of combinations of diverse hair styles, facial features, and outfits. On WhatsApp you can now use your personalized avatar as your profile photo or choose from one of 36 custom stickers reflecting many different emotions and actions.
Sending an avatar is a fast and fun way to share feelings with friends and family. It can also be a great way to represent yourself without using your real photo so it feels more private.
For many people this will be the first time creating an avatar and we’ll continue to deliver style enhancements including lighting, shading, hair style textures, and more that will make avatars even better over time. With the ability to really customise your appearance with skin tone, hair, body type and outfits, among other things, your Avatar can really help WhatsApp users represent themselves in all their diversity.
“We’re bringing avatars to WhatsApp! Now you can use your avatar as a sticker in chats. More styles coming soon across all our apps.” says Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Meta.
We hope you enjoy creating and sharing your avatars, which will be rolling out to users everywhere from today.