So much Facebooklike Messenger and Instagram several months ago enabled a functionality that allows users of their platforms to create avatars personalized and perform actions that involve their use, such as sending stickers or reacting to stories. WhatsAppfor its part, would also be close to including this feature.
Like the other applications developed by Goalthe instant messaging platform already has the possibility of creating virtual versions of people integrated, although it remains hidden within the app files.
These virtual avatars they do not need a reference photo to start the creation process, but can be created from scratch by users, who will be able to choose, among all the customizable featuresif they want their digital representations to resemble their real selves.
The process of creating an avatar in WhatsApp It has no differences from the one used on Instagram or other platforms of Goal. In these cases the options for personalize to the virtual character are very varied and include a varied selection of:
Skin tones, hair style and color, way of dressing, body type, shape of the eyes, lips and face, marks or features of the face, glasses, headphones, accessories such as caps and hats, among others.
As in Instagram, avatars can be used as stickers, although in principle, WhatsApp enables the ability to post the character image as profile picture within the app. In addition, one of the applications of these avatars that could be seen, according to the Xataka website, is the possibility of video calls using this virtual avatar.
WhatsApp develops new features
On the other hand, the WhatsApp development team is working on the inclusion of new features within the app for upcoming updates for their versions of Android and iOS. One of them is the possibility of creating surveys in chat groups within the app.
According to the WABetaInfo website, a new WhatsApp beta update for Android includes this functionality, which also offers up to twelve options to choose from in a conversation, although this number could be modified.
To access the new functionality, users of the beta of the application they only had to enter the ‘attach’ menu, which is found in the form of a clip next to the camera button within a conversation.
In addition, within this group of functionalities that are in the testing phase in the beta version of WhatsAppalthough this time for users of iOSthe application is developing the possibility of search messages using a date as a reference.
Unlike searching for messages by words, which requires entering the options menu within a conversation, the new option can be displayed at the top right of the keyboard as a calendar-shaped button.
Once this option has been clicked, a popup will appear where users can set an exact date they want to search for a message.
These features, including the ability to customize an avatar within the WhatsApp application, they do not yet have a release date official, so its inclusion within the messaging platform system could be in the following updateLike in a few months.