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Facebook Avatars are now in India: Here’s how to make yours

Launched in the US in May this year, Facebook Avatars has now been rolled out in India. You can make yours today. 

You can create your avatar today and there are a whole range of faces, hairstyles, clothes etc to choose from and these have also been customised for India.
You can create your avatar today and there are a whole range of faces, hairstyles, clothes etc to choose from and these have also been customised for India. (Facebook)

Facebook had launched its Bitmoji-type Avatars in the US in May and the social media platform has finally rolled out the feature to India. Like the Bitmoji avatars that you can create and customise on the Bitmoji app and use on Snapchat, Facebook Avatars can be used to create your own digital persona to use as stickers, profile picture and even on WhatsApp.

You can create your avatar today and there are a whole range of faces, hairstyles, clothes etc to choose from and these have also been customised for India. Once your avatar is ready you can use it across the platform, on Messenger chats and on WhatsApp.

Here’s how you do it:

Here's how you create your Facebook Avatar. 
Here's how you create your Facebook Avatar. 

The avatar creator can be accessed through Bookmarks on your FB app, as well as from the box where you type in a comment.

- To create your avatar, use your smartphone and go to the Facebook or Messenger comment composer, click on the “smiley” button, and then the sticker tab.

- Click “Create Your Avatar” or find the avatar creator in the Bookmarks section in your Facebook app.

The avatar creation feature from Messenger is currently only available on Android for now, but will be rolled on iOS soon.

- Pick through skin colour, hair style, clothes etc and once you are done you will get the option to save your avatar as a temporary profile photo or share it on Facebook. You can skip both these options and just move on to using your new avatar as stickers.

Facebook has some templates customised for India alongside more global ones. Check these out -

The avatar creation feature from Messenger is currently only available on Android for now, but will be rolled on iOS soon.
The avatar creation feature from Messenger is currently only available on Android for now, but will be rolled on iOS soon. (Facebook)

Happy creating!