Facebook has introduced a new feature, Facebook avatar Maker, which lets you customize a virtual copy of yourself on Facebook. It’s going to be giving Bitmoji something to think about for a very long time because it does just what it does.
Bitmoji has been around since 2014, so the statement above might be a hard one to pull off by Facebook. Guess, it might happen with time given Facebook’s status in the social media ranks.
The Facebook avatar maker allows you to create avatars or animated lookalike of yourself. These avatars are integrated into your keyboard as stickers or emojis so you could use them in chatting or commenting on Facebook.
What’s cool about the Facebook avatar is that it lets users create avatars that look just like themselves by giving them a mirror tool. This tool uses your phone selfie camera to create a small rectangular box in which you could view yourself to create an avatar just like you.
Why Facebook Avatars?
The feature improves Facebook communication options with Facebook stressing the point on how the avatars could be used as stickers. The Facebook avatars are like Facebook representatives of ourselves. Hence, if you think of it, it’s not wrong at all if we use our avatars as our profile and cover photos.
Not everyone likes being seen all over Facebook, but what if we could create a close to perfect lookalike of ourselves in Facebook avatars. That way we could post pictures of ourselves on Facebook without having to post our own personal pictures.
Basically, you just edit and dress up your Facebook avatar, and when you feel it look awesome, you share it with the Facebook world. With time, it could actually become a Facebook trend, one that will be widely accepted and encouraged.
How to Access Facebook Avatar Maker
For any of the events, I listed above to happen, firstly, we have to learn how to create Facebook avatars. Before you delve into the steps, ensure that the feature is available in your country, and update your Facebook app.
- Open the Facebook mobile app and sign in to your Facebook account.
- Tap on the Hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) at the upper right corner of your News Feed page.
- Scroll down and tap on See More.
- Next, click on Avatars. This is the part where you start creating your Facebook avatars.
- There is a mirror icon at the top, click on it if you wish to view yourself when creating your avatar.
- Now you can start creating your Avatar. Start with the Face, then to the hairstyle, eyes, and so on.
Once you’ve reviewed the avatar and you are okay with it click on the checkmark button to save it. You could always come back here to edit your avatar(s).
Now you’ve learnt how to create an avatar, let’s start using them and creating the new Facebook trend.