Facebook has a fun new feature where you can make your own bitmoji-like avatar! Now you have more options to express your emotions instead of just through the average sad, happy, angry or thumbs up emojis on Facebook. This week the Avatar feature was released, after it was released last year in other countries.
This is very much like the Snapchat's Bitmoji where users can create the avatar themselves. They can use it in comments, stories and messenger.
"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," Fidji Simo, the head of Facebook's app, said in a post.
Here are the steps to creating your own:
Step 1: Open up the Facebook app on your iOS or Android phone. Then tap on the three horizontal lines in the bottom-right of your screen.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap "See More."
Step 3: Tap on "Avatars."
Step 4: Tap "Next" then "Get Started."
Step 5: Choose a skin tone that best fits yours and then tap "Next."
Step 6: Now go through each section of hairstyle, hair color, face shape, eye shape and color, makeup, eyebrows, nose shape, facial hair, body shape, outfit, etc. and customize your avatar to your liking. There's even a section for face lines and complexion if you want to get down to the extreme details.
If you need to a reminder of what you actually look like, just tap on the mirror icon at the top right of the screen to open your phone's front-facing camera.
Step 7: When you're done customizing your avatar and are happy with how it looks, tap the check mark in the top right corner of your screen.
Step 8: Once the screen finishes loading, tap "Next."
Step 9: Tap "Done."
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