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WhatsApp Introduces Avatar Creation Tool from Photos Across Europe and UK

Meta's Messaging Platform Offers Users New Means of Expression through Personalized Avatars Derived from Photos

In a bid to provide users with a distinctive way to express themselves within conversations, WhatsApp has extended its tool enabling the creation of personalized avatars from photographs to Europe and the United Kingdom.

Avatars have been a staple feature within Meta’s instant messaging application for some time, granting users the option to manually create their virtual representations for use as profile pictures or stickers.

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Traditionally, users could manually adjust various aspects of the avatar to match their image, selecting skin tone, hair style, color, facial shape, and width. Now, a new feature allows the creation of an avatar from a selfie, a functionality recently introduced by Meta in Europe and the UK this Monday, as stated in a press release.

This new method simplifies the process for users significantly. All one needs to do is take a photograph, and from that image, the application generates avatar suggestions. Users can then further personalize these suggestions to better represent themselves.

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According to WhatsApp reports, over one billion avatars have been created thus far. The primary aim behind avatars is to enable users to “express themselves better” during conversations, offering a high level of customization that can convey various feelings or emotions through stickers.

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