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Set your WhatsApp Avatar as profile photo, just like Facebook and Instagram

After Facebook and Instagram, Meta-owned WhatsApp is expected to bring the Avatar feature on its platform soon. You will be able to use it as your WhatsApp profile photo too.

| Updated on: Aug 14 2022, 18:35 IST
Add style to your WhatsApp messages, do it this way
1/6 Are you bored of seeing and using normal WhatsApp messaging format? The online messaging platform is providing you with the options to change the format of the text to Italic, Bold, Strikethrough and more. Want to try the new WhatsApp text format? Before that you need to know that once you change the style of the text, you will not be able to disable it. (HT_PRINT)
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2/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Italic: In order to change the text inside your messages to Italic, you will have to place an underscore on both sides of the text. For example: _text_. (Reuters)
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3/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Bold: If you want your text to be Bold, you need to place an asterisk on both sides of the text.For example- *text*. (Reuters)
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4/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Strikethrough: To Strikethrough your message, you need to place a tilde on both sides of the text. Here is how- ~text~. (AP)
5/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Monospace: Now in order to monospace your message, you will have to place three backticks on both sides of the text like this```text```. (Pixabay)
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6/6 You can also use an alternative method to change the format of the text inside WhatsApp message on Android and iPhone. Android users can change the format of WhatsApp text by tapping and holding the text they are entering in the text field, then choose Bold, Italic, or More. You need to tap More to choose Strikethrough or Monospace. While, if you are an iPhone user then you need to tap the text you are entering in the text field, then Select or Select All then B_I_U. After this, you will have to choose Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, or Monospace. (HT_Print)
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WhatsApp users will soon get a feature to use their Avatar as the profile photo. (HT Tech)

A few weeks ago, WhatsApp was reported to be working on Bitmoji-like avatars for app users. It was suggested that WhatsApp users would be able to use an avatar as a mask while placing video calls as well as share their Avatars as stickers with their contacts. Now, WhatsApp updates tracker, WabetaInfo has delivered another surprise for users! They will soon be able to use an Avatar as a profile photo on WhatsApp. Yes, users will get the tool to set their WhatsApp avatar profile photo instead of using their photo.

In the latest of WabetaInfo, it mentioned that “Avatars are a new way to be you on WhatsApp, available in a future update of WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop... There is an additional feature that avatars will offer to users: the ability to set up an avatar to use as a profile photo!”

Yes, these will be the same Avatars that you may already be using on your Facebook and Instagram accounts. Meta had introduced 3D Avatars for Facebook, Messenger as well as Instagram a few months ago and these allow users to create and customize a digital Bitmoji that resembles them. Users get the option to customize the hair, skin colour, eyes, outfits, accessories and more to create a perfect digital avatar of themselves. This same feature is rumoured to be coming to WhatsApp soon. It seems like WhatsApp is trying to follow the footprints of Facebook and Instagram while absorbing similar features.

WabetaInfo also shared a glimpse of how users will be able to mask their profile photo with an Avatar instead of a real photo. The shared screenshot suggests that “You will be able to choose the perfect avatar for you by customizing it. In addition, you will also be able to choose a background color to use within the profile photo.” It further confirmed that the feature is expected to feature on Whatsbeta for Android, iOS as well as a Desktop version.

Sadly, it is still unknown when the Avatar feature will be rolled out on WhatsApp since it is under development. Hence, you will have to wait a little longer than expected as it is still in its initial development stage.

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First Published Date: 14 Aug, 18:35 IST