Meta, the parent company, has paid a lot of attention to WhatsApp in terms of features – providing new and improved customization for the platform is always a good thing. Over the past couple of months, we’ve seen an abundance of new features make their way to the app, like communities, the ability to message yourself, an increased group member limit, and today, the company announced a new feature that lets you use personal avatars along with sticker packs.
WhatsApp offers more customization options as it now allows users to create avatars and use them as profile pictures and stickers
The feature was first introduced on Instagram earlier this year and is now making its way to the stable WhatsApp channel after being tested on the beta channel. The company finally announced it in the blog post and talked about how users will now be able to create their own personal avatars. However, that’s not all. Once you have finished creating your client, WhatsApp will create a sticker pack based on your avatar, and users will have access to 36 stickers for you to use. Of course, your avatar can be used as your profile picture, or you can use it as stickers, depending on your preference.
If you want to use the new feature, update your WhatsApp, then go to Settings, and you will find the new Avatar option. Go crazy with your creativity and once you have created your avatar you can set it as your profile picture by selecting the profile picture option in the same menu.
WhatsApp plans to add new features in the future, and the platform mentioned in the announcement post as well.
For many people this will be their first time creating an avatar and we will continue to introduce stylistic improvements including lighting, hair makeup and more that will make avatars even better over time.
As expected, the new ability to create an avatar on WhatsApp is being rolled out in stages, and I still can’t see the update on my Galaxy S22 Ultra. Therefore, it is safe to say that it will appear on your device sooner or later. Just make sure your device is kept up to date, and you’ll be good to go.