Facebook in India has formally introduced a new application called Facebook Avatars. Facebook Avatars appeared in New Zealand and Australia earlier this year, followed by the US, UK, and several other nations later on. You can build your customized cartoon-like avatar with this feature.
Build your Avatar emoji for Facebook
By selecting your hairstyle, face type, skin tone, eyes, nose, facial hair, and other body characteristics, now you can create your avatar the way you wish. Not only that but your dress, headwear, glasses, and earrings can be picked as well. For all sorts of individuals, there are different choices available.
Facebook Avatars is very similar to the Bitmoji app from Snapchat, which does the same job. For Indian users, Facebook has introduced more choices such as bindis, sarees, kurtas, suits, turbans, and lungi in the Avatars. This will allow you to build yourself with an exact lookalike copy.
In your news feed, you can share your Facebook avatars or set them as your profile image. Also, based on your avatar version, Facebook will also build some stickers and emojis that you can make use of in the comments, Messenger, and send to WhatsApp as well.
Everything you need to know about the latest Facebook Avatars feature is covered in the post. We’ll direct you on creating your Facebook avatar and using its comments, Messenger, and WhatsApp stickers. Facebook Avatars are unable to be used by specific users, so we have also discussed how to address that issue. Now let’s begin this tutorial!
How to create your own Facebook Avatar Emoji
Like the Memoji on iPhone, the Facebook avatar feature is not based on facial recognition technology, so you have to make your avatar emoji manually. It only creates 2D (2-dimensional) images that do not move and interact like an animated object in 3D.
There are some limitations to the avatar feature on Facebook. Since the Facebook app is not expressly made to make an avatar, we should disregard these disadvantages. Anyway, here’s how you can build an iPhone or Android device with your own Facebook avatar emoji
Facebook App update – The new Facebook Avatars feature is included in the current Facebook app version. If your phone does not have the Facebook app installed, download it from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Open the FB app and go to the menu – Press the hamburger icon in the top-right corner of the screen (three parallel lines).
Tap Avatars – This option can be found at the top of the See More list. After that, as shown in the below image, you will see an introduction page. To proceed, click NEXT.
Open Avatars from Facebook
If you have previously used Facebook Avatars, it is added just below your profile name on the menu in the Bookmarks section.
Pick your skin tone – From black to white and brown, there are all sorts of skin tone shades available—Select Next to proceed once you have picked yours.
Choose your skin tone.
Customize your Facebook Avatar – You can customize other items like eyes, hairstyle, outfit, and more in the next couple of steps. To open the front camera, you can press the mirror icon on the screen. This will help you align your face with the stuff.
Pick Facebook avatar hairstyle and outfit.
Facebook can process and add the modifications to your avatar once you’ve customized it.
Avatar Ready for Facebook
Share your Facebook Avatar – By making a post, you can show off your new avatar. Choose a pose that you like (three poses are available) and then tap on the “Share to News Feed” button. You can give it to WhatsApp as well.
Share Facebook Avatar with News Feeds
Go back to the Avatars option in the Facebook app menu if you need to update your Facebook avatar in the future.
How to patch non-working Facebook Avatars
Often in the See More section of the Facebook app menu, you do not find the Avatars option. Some users can face another problem because it doesn’t open at all when they click on the Avatars option. We have explained here why these problems exist and how they can be solved.
Use the new version of the Facebook app – The Avatars feature will not be included in the older versions of the Facebook app. To fix this issue, simply update the software on your computer.
Retry again later – If even after clicking on it multiple times, the Avatars option does not open, then try to clear the Facebook app’s cached data and restart it again. If that doesn’t work either, then wait a while and try again later. Generally, this issue is immediately resolved.
Open Facebook Avatars from search shortcuts – You can access Facebook Avatars from search shortcuts as well. Only open the Facebook app, then check for Avatars on Facebook. At the top of the search outcome, you will find it.
Device not supported – Your device or phone app update may not be supported for use with Facebook Avatars. Try upgrading your phone apps to the new update in this scenario.
Not available in your country – In India, Facebook Avatars has recently been released. Everywhere in the world, this function is still not usable. If your country does not have it enabled, just wait until it is released, or you can try to access it using a VPN.
How to Send Messenger Avatar Stickers to Facebook
Many stickers based on your avatar will be created by Facebook. As of now, these stickers are not attached to the Messenger, but you can manually use them. Open the FB app, go to the menu, and select the Avatars option. Click the Stickers icon in the top-right corner once your avatar is loaded.
Send Avatar stickers from Facebook to Messenger.
You’ll find all your Facebook avatar stickers on the next tab. Click the one you want to send, then select the Send to Messenger option. First, the Messenger app will open, where you can pick the person(s) to whom you want your avatar sticker to be sent.
How to use avatar stickers from Facebook in comments
In comments on Facebook posts, you can also use your avatar stickers. When you build your Facebook avatar, they’re automatically included in the comments. To use them, simply open the post’s comment box where you want the sticker to be inserted.
Then, in the lower-right corner (just before the GIF button), press the Facebook Avatars icon. After that, tap and write some text (optional) on the sticker you want to use and then post the comment.
How to use Avatar Stickers for Facebook on WhatsApp
There is no clear integration with WhatsApp of the Facebook avatar stickers as of now. You can only manually share them on WhatsApp, as in Messenger. Once again, on the Facebook app, go to Avatars and press the sticker button. Next, press the sticker that you want to use.
You can see More Choices on the right. If you click on it, the sharing window will open. There, choose WhatsApp and then pick the chat(s) where you want the sticker to be sent. Please note that on WhatsApp, the Facebook avatar stickers are sent as a photo.
Do you know that? – WhatsApp has stickers of its own. Read the guide on way to download and send stickers on WhatsApp if you don’t know how to use them. Another interesting thing is that WhatsApp also allows third-party and custom made stickers. You can also use PNG images to make your own personal stickers for WhatsApp.
We hope you search this guide useful for making Facebook your own customized avatar emoji and stickers. There is still more space for this feature to be updated, such as facial recognition, 3D avatar, and more. It would be amazing if Facebook would explicitly incorporate avatar stickers for Messenger and WhatsApp. Let us know what you think about a new feature like this. Don’t forget to share it with your friends with this message.