Facebook is finally rolling out its customizable avators in the United States after the service was launched in some countries last year. Facebook Avatar is Bitmoji or Apple’s Memoji feature that allows users to express themselves in a virtual lookalike or any other character they want.
Just like Bitmoji and Apple’s Memoji — Facebook Avatars can be used for sharing “in comments, stories, Messenger — and soon text posts with backgrounds,” and Users can also use the Avatars for Facebook Gaming profile according to Facebook’s Fidji Simo.
“So much of our interactions these days are taking place online, which is why it’s more important than ever to be able to express yourself personally on Facebook, It’s important to us that you can personalize your avatar so it represents your unique, authentic self, which is why we’re also adding in a new range of customizations, too — such as new hairstyles, complexions, and outfits.” ” Simo wrote in her post on Facebook
Facebook Avatars debuted in Australia last June.
Just like other social media services Facebook has seen a fine growth in usage by users during quarantine and stay-at-home orders around the globe that has led to increased screen time and social media activity.
Last month, Facebook announced Messenger Rooms to challenge Zoom and other video conferencing and calling apps, and the company has also increased the number of participants from four to eight on WhatsApp video calling to make life easier for people as the COVID-19 pandemic is rising.
Users can start making an avatar by heading to the comment composer in Facebook or Messenger, tapping the smiley button, then the sticker tab. Choose “create your avatar.”
The company says its Avatars feature will roll out to the United States starting today but soon will be rolled out to everyone.