If you sometimes find yourself looking in a mirror and thinking, “I wish I were someone else” or “I wonder what I’d look like as a cartoon?” Then don’t wish and/or wonder anymore, because Facebook Avatars can make your wildest dreams come true; good to a very small extent.
Facebook avatars are a means by which you can express yourself on the social network in the form of a cartoonish likeness. Or maybe a cartoonish avatar that doesn’t look like you at all; maybe you create an idealized version of yourself or go all out and make a grotesque parody of the person you see yourself.
Basically, Facebook avatars allow you to create a cartoon Bitmoji-like character that you can use on the social networks to express yourself or respond to messages with custom stickers.
And Facebook avatars are dead easy to create and use; Read on to find out how to create a Facebook avatar.
How to make a Facebook avatar
1. Log in or create a Facebook account
The first thing to do to get a Facebook avatar is to log into your Facebook account through the Android or iOS app. If you don’t have the app, you can easily download it from the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store.
2. Open the Facebook app menu
You either need to tap on the three lines that represent the menu options in the Facebook app or swipe right a few times to access the menu option.
3. Select ‘Avatars’
Once you are in the app menu, you will be presented with a series of options. Tap the ‘see more’ button and you will see an option ‘Avatars’. Tap that.
4. Start creating your Facebook avatar
Once you’re in the Avatars section, the rest of the process of creating your Facebook avatar is a simple case of following the on-screen instructions.
These will ask you to start with your avatar’s skin tone and then proceed to hairstyle selection.
After that, you can choose your eye color, eyebrow shape, face shape, facial hair and other features that define one’s face. You can also select whether you want your avatar to wear glasses or lipstick.
And once you’re done creating your avatar’s head and face, you’ll have the option to choose your body shape and clothing style. And finally, you can choose some form of headwear if you tend to go for a hat.
When you’re done, click next and your avatar is ready to use. It really is that simple; no need to upload photos or give Facebook access to your data.
And you should end up with an Avatar that’s a rough approximation of yourself if that’s what you’re looking for; after all, you can create any avatar you want.
Using your Facebook avatar
Okay, you’ve created a Facebook avatar and it’s grinning proudly at you, whether you’ve made an approximation of your bodily self or a grotesque horror. Or maybe you just made the person you want to be in the waking world. Anyway, now is the time to use it. If you’re tired of using words to communicate, you’ll be happy to know that using your Facebook avatar is really easy.
Initially, you can spread your Facebook avatar far and wide by sharing it on Facebook where it will appear in your friends’ news feed.
That’s not all, though, as the social network will create a series of digital stickers for you. These come in the form of predetermined reaction sticker sets. You can use these to express your thoughts and feelings about a post or something in your Facebook feed or chat with a Facebook comadre. From a simple thumbs up to popping a champagne cork or coquettish by a fireplace with a rose in your Avatar’s teeth, these stickers offer a variety of ways to express yourself in silent digital form.
1. Use your Facebook avatar in comments
If you’d like to use your avatar to express your views on a post, just tap the comment button and then the emoji button where you’ll be presented with your own avatar stickers, as well as the option to use default emojis as well.
In the web version of Facebook, you can do this a little more concisely by clicking the sticker button, which will then show you your Avatar stickers and other more generic stickers.
2. Use Facebook Avatars in Messenger Chats
You can do the same for instant messages on the web version of Facebook. When you have opened a chat window, click on the stickers button, which will present a series of stickers to use. Then click on the icon that shows your Facebook avatar, which will show a menu of custom Avatar stickers to use.
And the Avatar reaction stickers also work in Messenger app. Just tap the emoji button in the chat bar, then tap the stickers menu and swipe right to access your Avatar stickers, and you’ll have a whole load of them to use to your heart’s content.
That’s about it. Facebook avatars are still being rolled out around the world and there is a good chance that the avatars and the comment stickers can also be used in other Facebook services. But we’ll have to wait and see what Facebook will do next.
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