Facebook launches new Avatar feature

Many Facebook posts may incite feelings that differ from the ones that can be conveyed via the reactions which are available. Facebook users will now have the option to share their emotions with the help of the interactive Avatar feature.

Similar to Bitmoji

The feature will offer users the ability to craft a cartoon avatar lookalike that can then be employed to interact with comments, Facebook stories, or Messenger messages. Facebook detailed the decision to implement the feature via a post on the official blog of the company, mentioning that online communication is more popular than ever, and the ability to be able to express yourself is essential.

Handy tutorial

Here are the steps that have to be followed to enable and customize your Avatar.

  1. Launch the Facebook app on your smartphone and tap on the hamburger (three horizontal lines) menu that is located in the upper right area of the screen.
  2. Scroll through the menu and tap on the See more buttons.
  3. Tap on the Avatars option.
  4. Tap on Next, and Get started to continue.
  5. Choose a skin tone that matches your looks (or the one you prefer) and tap on next.
  6. In the following sections, you will have the option to customize several aspects of the Avatar, among which we can count hairstyle, hair color, face shape, eye shape, eye color, nose shape, make-up, outfit, and much more. One of the in-depth options offers the ability to include face lines.
  7. A handy mirror icon placed on the upper-side of the screen will offer the ability to look at your face by using the front camera on your device
  8. After the customization process is complete and the Avatar looks as you want it to look like press the checkmark on the upper right of the screen to finish the process.
  9. Tap on next and done. Congrats, your Avatar is now ready for use.

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