It has been revealed that WhatsApp is developing an “avatar” feature that would let users make digital representations of themselves and share them as conversation stickers.
Avatar creation is possible in the most recent beta of WhatsApp for Android, much like in the Facebook and Messenger applications, according to a feature tracker.
A future upgrade may make it possible for users to hide their identities during video calls, according to the business.
The Meta-owned company hasn’t yet released any information on the avatar area, which is still being worked on. A specific section for avatars may be added to WhatsApp’s platform in a future version, claims features tracker WABetainfo.
The part was discovered on the Android beta version 184.108.40.206, which is accessible through the Google Play beta program. According to reports, the business is developing a feature that will let users design their own avatars and share them as WhatsApp stickers with their contacts.
According to reports, the avatars were first seen on Android using WhatsApp beta version 220.127.116.11. According to the article, WhatsApp may also let users use these avatars to disguise themselves during video calls.
The function, which is reportedly under development, has not yet been publicly announced by WhatsApp. Consequently, there is currently no information available on the feature’s launch schedule.
Additionally, a screenshot of WhatsApp’s purported avatar section was distributed. It displayed a variety of potential avatars that users would be able to design. A “make your avatar” option is also available beneath the image.
A new way to be you on WhatsApp was also mentioned in the portion of the screenshot. The platform’s avatars are allegedly lifted from Facebook, another Meta entity.
A new report claims that WhatsApp is also developing rapid replies for Android app status updates. According to reports, the capability was discovered in the Android WhatsApp beta version 18.104.22.168.
According to the article, the business is reportedly working on delivering an improved gallery display for the WhatsApp desktop app’s beta version.
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