Facebook launches new feature to create custom avatars

Facebook launched a new custom avatar feature in the United States, a virtual ‘alter ego’ that allows users to express emotions in comments, stories and messenger messages.

“Many of our interactions these days take place online, making it more important than ever to be able to express yourself personally on Facebook. Avatars allow you to share a variety of emotions and expressions through a digital person representing you from unique way, so we’re excited to bring this new form of self-expression to more people around the world. There are many different ways you can use your avatar, including in Comments, Stories, Messenger, and soon text posts with backgrounds too With so many emotions and expressions to choose from, avatars allow you to react and interact more authentically with family and friends through the app. It is important to us that you can customize your avatar to represent your unique and authentic personality, so that we’re also adding a new range of customizations, like new hairstyles, complexions and outfits”, she said via from her personal account the head of the Facebook application, Fidji Simo.

The avatars can be created from the Messenger application or in the comment boxes by clicking on the stikers button next to the text box, once you access it you will find the option “Make your avatar” to start the creation process.

“The application will present an image of a person without distinction of gender and the user will be able to choose the color and style of hair, the shape and color of eyes, nose, skin tone, clothing and even accessories such as In addition, during the edition the user will be able to choose a mirror option to be able to compare himself with his avatar and touch up the details that he deems necessary to make him as similar to his creator as possible”.