Meta will also bring your avatars to WhatsApp

How the idea of ​​a metaverse and avatars are chosen from other messaging apps, Whatsapp also seems to be interested in the same too. According to a recent publish (opens in new tab) by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp will integrate avatars into the messaging app. The blog post shows that the feature in development would work during video calls.

As seen in the screenshot, the UI for video calls has been tweaked to include a new button below the video. At this point, the report states that the feature is not enabled and is in the early stages of development. It was mentioned that the app gets an additional section called “Avatar Editor”, which will allow you to use avatars as stickers in chats. Instagram recently added this feature also.

We could speculate that the feature might work similarly to Apple’s Animoji. As all major devices starting from the iPhone X come with dedicated Face ID hardware, WhatsApp can also leverage it to create the avatars on its own platform. For Android devices, the messaging app would have to rely entirely on front-facing cameras.

(Image credit: WABetaInfo)

iOS users can create their own Memoji sets by setting up their avatars on iPhones. They are also available on WhatsApp through the stickers section. However, none of them can be used in the web interface or desktop version of the application.

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