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WhatsApp unveils profile avatars – here’s how to create yours

WhatsApp will now let you create your own avatar (Credit: WhatsApp)

WhatsApp has introduced personalised avatars that users can set as their profile picture.

Following in the footsteps of Snapchat’s Bitmoji, the avatars can be used to represent users and WhatsApp will creatre stickers featuring the avatars expressing a range of different emotions.

‘Your avatar is a digital version of you that can be created from billions of combinations of diverse hair styles, facial features and outfits,’ explained WhatsApp in a blog post.

‘On WhatsApp, you can now use your personalized avatar as your profile photo or choose from 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.’

How to create your avatar

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Avatar > Create Your Avatar.
  3. Follow the steps to create your avatar.
  4. Tap Done.

How to make your avatar your profile photo on WhatsApp

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap your profile photo > Edit > Edit.
  3. Tap Use Avatar.

Something to be aware of is that the privacy setting of your current profile photo will apply to your new avatar profile photo.

When you send an avatar sticker to another user, they can react with an emoji, reply or forward the message to others.

If you want to delete your avatar, just follow these steps:

  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Avatar > Delete Avatar.
  • Tap Delete.

WhatsApp says it’s working on new features for avatars in the future, like the ability for you and your contacts to create multi-character avatar stickers using each other’s avatars.

MORE : WhatsApp to let you use the same account on multiple phones

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