Facebook Rolls Out New Avatar Feature, 50-person Video Messenger

Bid farewell to the days of just having the ability to share your emotions via the generic depressing, happy, upset or thumbs up emojis on Facebook.

Facebook rolled out its Avatar function to customers in the United States this week, after releasing it last year in various other countries.

Similar to Snapchat's Bitmoji, the function allows Facebook customers to produce an anime character of themselves. They can make use of the avatar in remarks, Facebook stories and messenger.

Facebook rolls out new avatar feature

" A lot of our communications nowadays are occurring online, which is why it's more crucial than ever before to be able to share on your own directly on Facebook," Fidji Simo, the head of Facebook's application, stated in a post.

" With a lot of feelings and expressions to pick from, avatars let you to respond and engage more authentically with family and friends throughout the application," Simo added.

If you can't wait to check out the brand-new function, follow the steps listed below to create your very own Facebook avatar. These screenshots were taken in the Facebook app on iphone, yet the actions are comparable in the Android variation.

Step 1: Open up the Facebook app on your iphone or Android phone. Then tap on the 3 horizontal lines in the bottom-right of your screen.

Step 2: Scroll down and also tap "See More."

Step 3: Tap on "Avatars.".

Step 4: Faucet "Next" then "Get Started.".

Step 5: Pick a complexion that finest fits yours and then tap "Next.".

Step 6: Now undergo each section of hairstyle, hair color, face form, eye shape and also color, makeup, brows, nose shape, face hair, body shape, outfit, etc. as well as customize your avatar to your preference. There's even an area for face lines and skin if you want to get down to the severe details.

If you require to a reminder of what you in fact look like, simply touch on the mirror symbol at the top right of the display to open your phone's front-facing video camera.

Step 7: When you're done tailoring your avatar and are happy with how it looks, touch the check mark in the top right corner of your screen.

Step 8: Once the display completes filling, tap "Next.".

Step 9: Touch "Done.".

Yay! Now that you have actually completed making your character, you can touch on the arrowhead check in the top right to share it to your Facebook feed or set it as a temporary profile photo.

To see the different Character sticker labels, faucet on the sticker icon (the smiling square listed below the arrow) or if you 'd like to make any changes to your character, click on the pencil icon.

To use your character when making comments, simply touch on the smiley face beside the gif symbol, and afterwards touch on the avatar icon on the bottom of the display (4th from the left).