Facebook has this week reported the expanded roll out of its ‘Avatars’ custom, Bitmoji-like characters, which it first introduced to Australian user in June a year ago.
As noted, Facebook first launched Avatars to Australian users last June, giving a choice to make your own cartoonish likeness, which would then be able to be added to stickers that can be used across Facebook and Messenger.
Facebook’s EMEA tech comms manager Alexandru Voica says:
“We’re expanding Avatars across Europe, and are excited to give people in these countries a new way to express themselves and convey more of their identity. Avatars let people create a new persona, allowing them to share across Facebook and Messenger in a more light-hearted way.”
You can find The Avatar creation flow is available in the sticker tray in the comment section of a News Feed post and in Messenger. On News Feed, you can go into any post, go into the comment composer, click on the smiley face button and then create your own personalized avatar.
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On Messenger, people will be able to share their Avatar as a sticker and add some personalized fun to their conversations with friends and family. Using Avatars in stickers in Messenger will let people react quickly without having to think of the perfect response.
Avatars lets us build off of our work on Reactions, giving people a chance to display emotions in a more personalized way. Avatars are part of Facebook’s expression tools, which include hundreds of global sticker packs and integrations with GIF providers.
Facebook could hope to do something comparative on the off chance that it needed to help take-up – however once more, at present, I don’t know that they will end up being a noteworthy element of the application.
Be that as it may, the information will tell the story – Avatars will be made accessible across Europe this, week, which will give new bits of knowledge into how popolar they could in the long run become.