Called “Avatars”, the new Facebook will help you make a cartoon version of yourself, prety much like Snapchat’s Bitmoji.
Users will also reportedly be able to place the Avatar stickers in chat within Messenger as well for both private and group chats. Facebook hasn’t officially announced Avatars so at the moment it’s not clear when it plans to launch it, but based on the images it seems Facebook may have the development pretty far along.
As I said, Avatars is being compared with Bitmoji. That shouldn’t be too much of a surprise as Facebook has been recognized as bringing in features that were similar to Snapchat’s for use within its Instagram application for a while now. Facebook has also been working on 3D avatars for its Oculus VR platform so users have a way to display themselves when interacting with others for certain content, so it may have only been a matter of time before it came up with something for its main service.
Avatars feature will let users customize various aspects of their animated representation, including customizing their hair style and color, the color of their skin, and different facial features, in an attempt to make the avatar look as much like them as possible.
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