Facebook has just rolled out a cartoon that is currently trending on every site. As it reported earlier this week, Facebook has released its new ‘Facebook Avatars’ Bitmoji-like tool to users in Australia, the first stage of a planned broader roll-out to all users later in the year. Facebook Avatars enable users to create their own, cartoonish image of themselves, which can then be used in stickers across both Facebook and Messenger. and gave it a run-through – here’s how the creation process works, and how the Avatar images look.
The creation process is also very simple – possibly too simplistic, there’s no option to scan in a real image and have the system come back with an approximation of your face as yet, though that is another feature Facebook is developing. There are eleven categories that you can change to customize your character, with additional color and make-up options where relevant:
The elements are:
- Skin tone
- Face shape
- Eye shape
- Facial hair
- Body shape
You put all the pieces together as best you can, and you end up with a sort of approximation of how you look, based on what you can change (note: my beard isn’t quite this full, but you do what you can). And that’s it – you have your Facebook Avatar. Now, whenever you go to comment, you can tap on the Avatar Sticker pack and use a whole range of stickers adorned with your likeness.
So, cool right? Your own, little Facebook cartoon character which you can send out to all your friends.
How To Setup A Facebook Avatar
- Check if you are using the latest version of the Facebook app
- Open your Facebook messenger and click on the “smiley face” button, then on the sticker tab, then on “Create Your Avatar!”
- Click the Facebook icon at the bottom of your screen, then scroll down and select “See More,” then click on “Avatars,” click on “Next,” then on “Get started.”
- One Reddit user said to make sure your location is turned on in Facebook
- Another Reddit user said they were able to get theirs by using the “get it” icon in the lower right-hand corner of someone else’s avatar
Once you are able to create your avatar, you can match it to your physical appearance and select outfits for it. And that is how u finally arrived in getting your own Facebook avatar.