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WhatsApp may soon allow users to create ‘Avatars’: Report

WhatsApp may soon allow users to create ‘Avatars’: Report

  • WhatsApp, a messaging platform has brought slew of features every year
  • Now, the Meta owned instant messaging app is planning to bring a new feature which is an ability to create a sticker pack of your face, among other features
  • According to a report from WABetaInfo, Meta has been working to bring Avatars one WhatsApp
  • The Avatar was first introduced by Meta for Facebook and Instagram earlier this year
  • This allowed users to create a cartoon avatar of themselves
  • The report further suggests that in the future, users would be able to use Avatar as a mask on video calls
  • However, users may soon be able to use these cartoon avatars with their faces as stickers during conversations
  • The latter-the feature to use avatars as stickers is found in the recent WhatsApp beta for Android 2
  • 3 update, though the feature first appeared in the beta version of the app 2
  • 5 for Android
  • The Avatar based stickers would be available as a different version, once a user creates their Avatar
  • Users will be able to create the Avatar within the app settings
  • These stickers will be available in different emotions, poses, and styles
  • Users can also use their Avatar as a profile photo
  • Officially, there is no word on when this feature will be rolled out
  • However, since this feature has already made it to the closed beta, it is expected to come sooner to a wider beta testing group
  • Meanwhile, the messaging platform is also reportedly testing two new features for Android
  • The first one is companion mode support for Android tablets and the other is Do not disturb API for missed calls on the Google owned operating system
  • This companion mode allows users to add a secondary device as a companion for their primary phone with WhatsApp on it and access the same instant messaging account on different smartphones and tablets
  • Whereas the Do Not Disturb API will now tell the user that their missed call notification was turned off due to the Do Not Disturb mode
  • According to a report by WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, the WhatsApp beta for Android 2
  • 6 is rolling out to some beta testers
  • This update would bring Companion Mode for Android tablets and it is releasing a particular version of the companion mode to let people link their WhatsApp account to the tablet
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technology 2022-09-26 Livemint