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Facebook launches Holi-themed avatars, here's how you can get them

Facebook has launched a bunch of Holi-themed avatars that can be used in comments on posts, and on Messenger as well.

Holi-themed avatars on Facebook
Holi-themed avatars on Facebook (Facebook)

In celebration of Holi that’s taking place on March 29, Facebook has launched Holi-themed avatars. Facebook said there have been more than four million people in India who made over 6.6 million posts and comments about Holi in the past two weeks.

Facebook users can create Holi-themed avatars from the smartphone app. These avatars can be created through the Facebook app, and from the Messenger app as well. You can do this from the comment composer of either of the two apps. In the comment bar tap on the smiley button, and then select the sticker tab. Here, you’ll find the option to “Create Your Avatar”. You can also find the avatar creator in the Bookmarks section of the Facebook app.

Holi-themed avatars on Facebook
Holi-themed avatars on Facebook (Facebook)

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Here you’ll find different versions of your avatar, and you’ll also see the Holi stickers. These stickers will appear in the sticker library when you are posting or commenting on Facebook posts. You can also use them in Messenger.

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More virtual celebrations for the festival include Holi-themed tools by Snapchats. Snapchat has added some colourful sticker packs and augmented reality (AR) lenses (including 3D Bitmojis), Snap Map features, filters, paint-throwing cameos and more. Pokemon Go is also hosting a Holi event in India with different coloured Pokemon, Holi-inspired T-shirt avatars and more.

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