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How to create and design personal avatars on WhatsApp

You can now create and design personal avatars to use on WhatsApp. There is no doubt that WhatsApp is now the largest and most popular platform for chatting and having conversations over the Internet and has a huge user base that exceeds two billion monthly active users.

Over the past few months, Meta has been pushing a huge amount of updates and fundamental changes that enhance the user experience and give them more customization options and controls. You can now create custom avatars to use on WhatsApp.

Create stickers and avatars for WhatsApp

One of the best new features in the WhatsApp application is the feature of creating personal avatar stickers, which allows the user to create and create cartoon stickers as avatars that reflect their appearance in the real world in order to share them with others on the application.

This feature is not born today, but has been present for some time on other company services such as Facebook and Instagram, and is already being used among users on a large scale. If you are curious about the idea itself and want to experiment and start creating a collection of avatar stickers for your character to set as an avatar or to share with others, then in this guide we will show you how to do it with ease.

In this explanation, we will use an Android phone, although it is the exact same method on the iOS system, but it is necessary to ensure that you have the latest version of the WhatsApp application on your smartphone.

If it seems to you that the feature is not available in the application, you will have to go to Google Play Store or Father Store And download the latest update from the app.

What is the Avatar feature on WhatsApp?

Much like Apple's Memoji or Snapchat's Bitmoji feature, it allows you to create avatars that closely resemble your person in the real world based on how you customize the image.

The avatar feature allows you to choose skin color, haircut, facial expressions, clothing and many other customization elements to bring your avatar as close to you as possible.

But that's not all, the company is expected to add many new modal improvements in the next updates to allow the ability to adjust lighting, shading, hairstyles and more other customization elements.

So far, the image you create on WhatsApp cannot be shared to your account on other platforms, meaning you have to create your own avatar on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp separately.

The company may allow in the upcoming updates the ability to support the avatar image across the company's various systems and applications.

How to create and create a custom avatar on WhatsApp

How to create a custom avatar on WhatsApp

As we mentioned a little while ago, the ability to create an avatar is currently available for both iOS and Android devices, and to be able to create your own avatar, follow the steps that we will list from the next step:

  • Open the WhatsApp application on your device, tap the menu icon, and choose an option from the drop-down list Settings.
  • Then choose "Avatar.” The Avatar feature page will appear.
  • Click on the tabCreate your own avatar“.
  • A popup message will appear.Avatar loadingand a page filled with your information about the property.
  • Click on the blue tabGet started“.
  • The first option allows you to choose the color of your face skin, choose your skin tone and click on “next one“.
How to create a custom avatar on WhatsApp
  • The next page allows you to choose a style or haircut - you can scroll down to the style you want.
  • After that, from the options bar, click on the costume icon.ClothingThe one on the far left.
  • Scroll unfortunately to find the perfect outfit for you.
  • After that click on the body icon.Bodyto choose a photo that reflects your weight in the real world.
  • Then click oneye shapeTo choose the shape of the eye itself.
  • Next click on the color palette to choose the color of your pupils.
  • You can then chooseeye makeupThis is a special feature for women and girls.
  • Next, choose the shape and color of the eyebrow, then the size of the nose, mouth, lip color, face shape, jawline, cheek lines, and so on.
  • Keep scrolling the toolbar until you've finished editing and creating your avatar.
  • Once you are done click onIt was completedfrom the upper left corner.
  • If you are having difficulty choosing the correct shapes for your person in reality, you can click on the mirror icon located below “Done” to display a real picture of you inside the application via the front camera.
  • Finally, click on the “next oneto enter your avatar picture page.
  • From there you can browse your stickers, set an avatar as a profile picture, or delete the avatar.

Important note: If you want to edit the avatar you just made, just click the edit button in the shape of a pen in the bottom left of the avatar and start editing it again however you want.

How to share your avatar within chat lists

How to share your avatar within chat lists

Once you have finished making your avatar stickers, you can easily share them within the chat lists with others. There are two ways to do this, which we will explain to you through the following steps:

  • First, open a chat list with any contact and tap the stickers button or emoji shape in the text bar from the bottom.
  • At that time, you will notice that the icon for the avatar stickers appears at the bottom, next to the GIF and emoji icons.
  • Click on the avatar icon.
  • Then you will find many avatar stickers that express any feeling such as love, sadness, anger, happiness...etc.
  • Note that all of these stickers are created based on your previously created avatar - there may be more than 35 avatars in total.
  • Once you click on the avatar you like it will be instantly sent and added in the chat list.

How to share your avatar through the settings menus

Another way that allows you to share your avatar through the Settings menu is as follows:

  • Head to Settings, then select Avatar.
  • Click on the first option.Browse posters“.
  • Choose which avatar sticker you want to share.
  • Click on the “Share” button located in the upper left corner in front of “Label details“.
  • Select the contacts you want and click the send button from the bottom.

How to add avatar stickers as a profile picture

How to add avatar stickers as a profile picture

Since you are now able to create your own avatar stickers and share them with any of your contacts, at some point you may want to set an avatar sticker as your profile picture. In this case, you can follow the following steps that enable you to do so easily:

  • Open the WhatsApp application and tap on the menu button from the top left corner and select “Settings“.
  • Click on the option "Avatar“.
  • This time click onCreate a profile pictureAnd wait a few moments.
  • From there, you can choose the emoticon and background color, or tweak the avatar below.


This was method Create personalized avatar stickers on WhatsApp.

If you want to delete the avatar, go back to Settings, then Avatar, then click on “Delete Avatar” and accept the warning pop-up to confirm the deletion process. This is a simple and effective feature for expressing ourselves and our feelings to others on the platform.

Perhaps the feature is already available in the Meta services, but until this moment it is not possible to use a unified avatar on all the company's applications, but rather a custom avatar must be created on each application individually, which is a bit cumbersome, but it is the only method currently available.

Finally, remember that this feature is not available on the WhatsApp Web version using the browser, but it is necessary to use an iPhone or Android phone to access and use it.

Ibrahim Turki

I have been working in the electronic press for years and have a passion for reading and writing about various technical news. You'll find me writing about computers, smartphones, operating systems, applications, and even networks and the Internet. I always strive to provide elegant and simple visual content that suits technology followers in our Arab world.
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