Facebook is constantly adding to its already extensive list of features, one of the latest is its personalised avatars. You can create an avatar that looks just like you and use it in comments and Messenger chats. If this appeals to you, it is very simple to set up and works for both Android and iOS mobile devices. In this article we will show you how to create your own Facebook Avatar!
An avatar is a cartoon-style representation of yourself, they are fully customisable to achieve as much likeness as possible. An avatar can be used as a smiley or sticker in social media chats, instant messaging applications, and also as a profile picture. Fun as well as adorable, everyone likes avatars (I bet you do too!), So why not create your own?
In this example, we are going to create our avatar from the Facebook app, although it is also possible to do it from the Messenger app and the creation process is practically the same. For the time being, it is not possible to create an Avatar using the desktop version of Facebook, you will need to download it for your mobile device, here.
Before you start, you should make sure you have the latest version of these apps installed. To do this, open Google Play on your phone and access the My applications and games section. If necessary, tap the Refresh button next to both. If it doesn't appear, it means you're ready to go.
Tip: to make it easier to create an avatar that really looks like you, click on the mirror icon (the second one in the column on the right). This will activate the front camera of your mobile and allow you to see yourself during the creation process. If Facebook asks you for permission to access the camera, grant it.
From now on you will always find it among the stickers of Facebook comments, as well as in your Messenger conversations.
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