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WhatsApp starts rolling out 3D avatars

Months after its launch on Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger, WhatsApp has recently begun offering 3D avatars to its users all across the world as unique stickers or profile images.

In a blog post, WhatsApp stated that users could select one of 36 creative stickers representing various emotions and behaviours or use one of their customizable avatars as their profile photo. WhatsApp’s avatar stickers resemble Apple’s Memoji stickers or Snap’s Bitmoji.

The company behind the well-known instant messaging software explained that “your avatar is a digital version of you that can be generated from billions of combinations of unique hair styles, facial characteristics, and clothes.”

Additionally, WhatsApp stated that users would eventually receive style improvements like lighting, shading, and hairstyle textures. Once the feature is available, users can build their WhatsApp avatars by going to the Settings menu. According to information on a FAQ page, the messaging app will also get a “Utilize Avatar” option in the profile photo settings that will allow users to use their virtual lookalike as a profile photo.

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