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Meta Avatars: What’s new on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp?

Can you imagine being able to create a virtual character that looks like you and that you can use on your favorite social networks? Well, that’s what Meta offers you with its new update for Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. But what is it all about?

Avatars are digital representations of users, which can be customized to look like each user, allowing you to adjust their appearance, wardrobe, accessories, and facial expressions.

These avatars can be used to interact with other people in virtual environments, such as chat rooms, games or augmented reality experiences.

Meta avatars: What do they do?

Meta has recently launched an app called Meta Studio, which makes it easy and fun to create and edit avatars. The app is available for iOS and Android devices and can be downloaded for free from the app shops.

Meta Studio offers a variety of options for designing your avatar, from skin color, hair, eyes, nose, and mouth, to clothing style, shoes, jewelry, and accessories. It also allows you to choose from different backgrounds and poses for your avatar.

Meta’s avatars aim to offer a more creative and expressive way to communicate in the digital world. According to Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s founder, and CEO, the avatars are part of his vision to build a metaverse, a shared virtual space where people can connect, work, play, and learn.

Although it sounds like it, this is not a new idea, as avatars have been around for years on other platforms such as Bitmoji, Memoji, and Zepeto. However, Meta’s avatars stand out for their graphic quality, their realism, and their integration with the most popular social networks.

While reactions to avatars have been good so far, their creation poses some challenges and risks, such as privacy, security, identity, and diversity. These challenges will need to be addressed as avatars become more popular and sophisticated.

For now, Meta avatars are a novelty that promises to change the way we interact in the digital world.

How to create your avatar on Meta?

Creating an avatar on Meta is very simple, just download the Meta Studio App and design your virtual character choosing from many customization options. Another alternative is to use Meta’s social networks, such as Facebook and Instagram. Here’s how to do it:

Create your avatar on Facebook

  1. Enter the app and select the menu with the three lines in the top corner.
  2. Select the avatar option.
  3. Bring your character to life and choose your look, clothes, and accessories.
  4. You can also use the selfie camera so that the editor recognizes your facial features and adjusts them to the avatar type.

Create your avatar on Instagram

  1. Log in to the app and go to your profile.
  2. Select the three horizontal lines at the top right and go to the Settings option.
  3. There go to the Account and Avatars section.
  4. Choose your characteristics from the available options and give your Avatar personality.
  5. You can also create your avatar from a story or a direct message if one of your friends sends you theirs.

Once you have created your avatar, you can use it on Meta’s social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. For example, you can send animated stickers of your avatar to your contacts, use it as your profile picture or post it in your stories. You can also use it in other Meta Studio-compatible apps, such as Snapchat or TikTok.

Although Avatars are a novelty, Zuckerberg is expected to surprise us with new updates for Facebook, as for some months now he has been preparing some new features that will make this social network a more attractive site. Will this be the way in which he will compete against Tiktok? At the moment we don’t know any more details, but with Threads’ triumph in just a few days, expectations are quite high.

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