Facebook has launched the Avatars feature in India which is much appreciated on social media. People are creating their own avatars. The social networking site has introduced avatars similar to Bitmojis. And catching up on the trend everyone is posting pictures of their lovely avatars on not only Facebook but also Twitter and Instagram. If there is something that remains constant with every trend it is the funny memes and jokes accompanying it. So as Facebook Avatars is the new trend on social media, funny meme reactions have also started coming in.
The avatar is just a way of creating an emoji or yourself, or a digitised version of you. Facebook Avatars was available in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Canada The company has now rolled it out to one of its biggest market by user accounts, India. With the help of this feature, Indian Facebook users can create cartoonish characters to represent themselves in chats, similar to Snapchat’s Bitmoji and Apple’s Memoji. So those who have the Facebook Messenger have created their avatars and showing them off on social media. But seeing everyone’s timelines flooded with these new pictures, some have made them into jokes and memes.
With the new Facebook Avatar feature, users will now be able to create and share their cartoonish character with others. They can use these characters while commenting on posts, inside of profile picture and Messenger chat windows. Apart from this users will also be able to export these avatars to third-party apps like Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram.
A competition to Bitmoji, the feature will enable users to create a cartoon-like version of themselves by choosing from a variety of face cuts, hairstyle, and outfit options. It provide all the features like mouth shape, nose look, eye size and even eyebrow colour.
You can use an Avatar anywhere on Facebook like comments, stories, profile picture, and Messenger chat windows. These Avatars can also be shared on WhatsApp chats.
“With much of our social interaction these days taking place online, it’s more important than ever to be able to express yourself personally on Facebook,” the company said in a press note.
The Avatar creator can be accessed from Bookmarks in Facebook app, as well as from the comment composer. Users can also access it from someone else’s Avatar shared across the app.
People will have to use their mobiles to create Avatar.
How to create your facebook avatar
If you want to create your own Facebook Avatar, below we explain in a few simple steps on how you can create an avatar and start sending it to your friends.
- Update the Facebook app to the latest version from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
- Go into the Facebook app and tap in the hamburger menu on the top right corner. For iOS users the hamburger menu will be located on the bottom right corner.
- Scroll down and tap on the ‘See More’ option.
- Tap on the ‘Avatars’ option.
- Now you will be required to customise your avatar by selecting the hairstyle, face shape, face lines and more. The app has many customisations that you can select to personalise the avatar to your liking.
- You will also be required to select a body shape for the avatar.
- After you are done with all the customisations. You can tap on the done icon located on the top right corner.
- The app will then generate your avatar and provide you with tips on how you can use your avatar.
- Then it will ask you to choose a pose for your avatar and share in on your feed. There is also an option to skip this step.
- To use your Facebook Avatar, you can tap on the smiley face icon in any text field and then select the avatar from the sticker section.
- Avatar creation from Messenger is currently only available on Android, but will be rolled on iOS soon,” clarified Facebook. The social media giant rolled out Avatars in the US in May. It is considered as a competitor to Bitmoji or Apple’s Memoji.
The company seems to have decided to introduce this feature in view of the surge in Facebook usage during quarantine and stay-at-home orders around the globe. Facebook first unveiled its customisable Avatars in Australia in June 2019.