Facebook Launches its Avatars Feature in the U.S.

May 15, 2020
Posted in Tech
May 15, 2020 Tumelo Moloi

Almost a year since it’s initial release, Facebook is finally bringing its Avatars feature to North America.

Facebook Avatars USA Launch snapchat Bitmoji competitor virtual custom emoticon persona info

Competing with Snapchat’s Bitmoji, Facebook’s Avatars was launched in June last year and has since been made available in numerous countries including Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. On top of making it available stateside, the company will also be expanding on the customization options offered based on previous user feedback, including more complexions, new hairstyles and additional outfits.

Facebook Avatars USA Launch snapchat Bitmoji competitor virtual custom emoticon persona info

To create your own avatar, you simply have to go onto Facebook or Messenger, and click into the comment composer. Once there, enter the stickers menu via the smiley face icon, and you’ll find a new menu option saying “Make Your Avatar.” When you’re done building it, you can go back and edit the Avatars to your liking through Facebook’s Bookmark page.

Facebook Avatars USA Launch snapchat Bitmoji competitor virtual custom emoticon persona info

For now, Facebook says that Avatars can be used in comments on the social media platform, in conversations on the Messenger app, and on your Facebook Gaming profile. The next step in development will then allow you to use them in text posts with backgrounds as well.

Source Tech Crunch

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