Goal told TechMarkup in Latin America that as of today the avatars on the instant messaging app WhatsApp, to give a fast and fun new way to connect with friends and family.
“We are bringing avatars to WhatsApp! Now you can use your avatar as a sticker in chats. Coming soon there will be more styles in all our applications”, said Mark Zuckerberg.
In recent months, Goal he had already been devising a way to join the metaverse through avatars provided by the company, which can already be used in Facebook and instagram.
What is an avatar and what are they for?
These digitally created elements are in charge of populating the virtual environmentsthat is to say that they are the graphic object that represents the real users in the different virtual worlds.
The avatars, being the graphic representation of the users who are entering the metaverse through their devices, are characterized by being customizable, since the objective is that people can project their own desired image in these virtual environments.
An example of this was when mark zuckerberg presented his metaverse. On this platform, users have the ability to characterize their avatars as they prefer, including personifying them as tattoos, hats, and other elements.
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How to create and use an avatar in WhatsApp
You can create an avatar on WhatsApp to use it as your profile picture or make a sticker pack. For this objective, you just have to follow the following steps:
1. Touch on the Setting by WhatsApp.
2. Press on Avatar > create your avatar.
3. Follow the steps indicated on the screen.
4. touch okay.
And to use it as a profile picture? Easy. Below TechMarkup explains how to do it:
1. touch Settings either Setting.
2. Touch on the profile picture > Edit > Edit.
3. Select the option that says use avatar.
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What are the types of avatars that Meta has available
The avatars that Meta is developing have the objective of being compatible with the devices of virtual realityso they are more complex to create than the figures already known in the video gameLike the sims either Grand Theft Auto (GTA).
The first type of avatar of augmented realityis the one that is only visible from the waist to head since they do not have sufficient monitoring capabilities, that is, with this the movement of the lower extremities of the real person cannot be identified.
The other type of avatar is that of whole bodybut they are still limited in the market because additional devices are needed to those virtual reality glasses and the gloves to be able to replicate the movements of the legs and their positions.