The metaverse takes its first steps on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram with 3D avatars

Facebook avatars have been revamped and are the gateway to the metaverse .

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The metaverse makes its way little by little on Facebook platforms .

3D Facebook avatars are coming to Facebook and Messenger . In addition, Instagram will allow the inclusion of 3D avatars in the stories and chats (DMs) of the platform.

“We started rolling out our updated 3D avatars to Facebook and Messenger , and for the first time, to Instagram stories and DMs . Starting today, people in the United States, Canada, and Mexico can display their virtual version in apps via stickers, Facebook profile pictures, and more .

What does it have to do with the metaverse?

For Facebook , metaverse experiences will be necessary with VR and Quest , but he sees integrating avatars into his various platforms as a first step in the metaverse .

How to use the new 3D avatars on Instagram?

If you are in the countries with support for the use of 3D avatars in Stories , these will appear in the Stickers section in the stories.

More options to create your avatar

Facebook increases the possibilities to create an avatar that represents users more.

The latest update includes cochlear implants and hearing aids, which can be seen on all platforms, including VR .

Facebook also claims to have made a small visual improvement to its 3D avatars . This is more noticeable in the use of shadows on the skin.