Social media giant Facebook has announced the launch of Avatars in India. Facebook users in India will be able to make an Avatar, a cartoon-like version of themselves. Users can choose from a variety of faces, hairstyles and outfits that the social network claims have been specially customised for India. As per Facebook, Avatars will allow users to create a digital persona that’s uniquely representative of you and will enable you to share a range of emotions and expressions.
You’ll also be able to use your Avatar in Facebook comments, stories, your profile picture and Facebook Messenger chat windows and can even share it on WhatsApp chats.
Facebook claims that Avatar will enable users to customise how they want to represent themselves on the social platform. It will allow users to experiment with facial features, hair and outfits and choose the most-suited Avatar for themselves.
The Avatar creator can be accessed from Bookmarks in the Facebook app, as well as from the comment composer. Users can also access the Avatar creator from someone else’s Avatar shared across Facebook.
For now, the Avatar creation from Messenger is only available on Android devices. The company said that the Apple iOS version is currently under development.