Get your animated WhatsApp avatar soon; here is how it works

After Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram, Meta is planning to bring animated Avatars on WhatsApp.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 13:24 IST
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Animated Avatars on WhatsApp soon! Know everything here. (HT Tech)
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Animated Avatars on WhatsApp soon! Know everything here. (HT Tech)

WhatsApp has emojis, stickers, GIFs, and a lot more to make your conversations fun. WhatsApp has also been adding new features and tools to help the instant messaging app compete with other social media apps like Telegram and Signal. Now, a WabetaInfo report suggests that there is another feature in the pipeline which will soon find its way onto WhatsApp. It is none other than the emoji-inspired animated WhatsApp Avatars!

Meta has recently introduced 3D Avatars for Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram, which allows you to create and customize an avatar that resembles you. And now, the latest talk hints at the arrival of these Avatars on your daily messaging app WhatsApp. The WABetaInfo report suggests that WhatsApp is working on a feature which will let users replace WhatsApp profile pictures with animated avatars during video calls, in case the camera is switched off. Till now, it shows the profile picture of the user.

"In 2017, WhatsApp released its own emoji set on WhatsApp beta for Android, and it seems it's not the only thing the company wants to create a replacement for," WaBetaInfo said in a blog post. This feature has been said to be in development for a long time, but still, it is not in its final form, as yet.

Animated Avatars on WhatsApp

WABetaInfo shared a screenshot which shows that there will be a new option during your WhatsApp video call, which will let you immediately switch to your Avatar when a future update drops. All you will need to do is tap on the “Switch to avatar” option, and your profile picture will be replaced with your Avatar.

That's not all! Just like Facebook and Instagram, you will be able to send your Avatars as stickers right within the chats and groups on WhatsApp. As Avatars will make its space on WhatsApp soon, you can expect an ‘Avatar Editor' section within WhatsApp too, WabetaInfo report mentioned. This will allow you to customize your Avatars anytime on WhatsApp. This update will be available for Android as well as iPhone users. Sadly, the release date for Avatars on WhatsApp is still unknown.

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First Published Date: 30 Jun, 18:01 IST