WhatsApp will follow in the footsteps of its Meta sister social networks and will also have its own avatar creator.
WhatsApp is working on its own avatar creator, in an effort that its parent company has already advanced on the rest of its social networks.
The report mentions that this editor will be very similar to the one seen on Facebook, Messenger or Instagram , and that it prepares us for the “metaverse”.
WhatsApp and avatars
According to WaBetaInfo , the avatar creator is being announced for the WhatsApp beta as a kind of filter for our conversations.
Thus, the digital doll that we create can be used as a profile picture, but, more importantly, it could also be our self in video calls.
The company has already revealed to us that it will implement a kind of switch to exchange between our face and the avatar. Likewise, we can also send stickers based on them.
More and more avatars in social networks
Meta is promoting the creation of avatars for all its social networks, trying to get the user used to their transition to the “metaverse” platforms, where daily actions can be carried out, but digitally.
According to The Wall Street Journal , Zuckerberg usually enters all meetings at the company as an avatar and encourages others to do the same.
To plant meetings with digital avatars , Meta prepares Horizon Worlds, its metaverse platform . To enter, it will be necessary to have a virtual and augmented reality accessory, such as the company’s Oculus glasses.
However, it is not the only company in it. Apple already maintains its own customizable Memojis, and TikTok is adding this tool in a similar way.
WhatsApp avars will arrive in the future for all users. At the moment, it is also not functional in the beta.