WhatsApp is working on a feature that will allow you to create your own virtual avatar and use it in video calls.
Little by little we begin to see the first consequences of the raid of Facebook in the metaverse and its consequent name change to Metasince we have just learned, thanks to the specialized medium WABetaInfo, that WhatsApp video calls are going to fill up with virtual avatars very soon.
According to this leak, the latest beta of whatsapp for androidwith version number 184.108.40.206hides a function through which you can create a virtual avatar in the style of Facebook Bitmoji to use in video calls.
The arrival of virtual avatars to WhatsApp video calls is getting closer
When we told you about the Beta update of WhatsApp for Android with version number 220.127.116.11, we already told you that the messaging client was working on a function that would allow you to create your own virtual avatar to use in video calls and now, we can already confirm that these they will be very similar to the 3D Facebook avatars and that, in addition, this new functionality will also allow you to create stickers from said virtual avatar.
As you can see in the screenshot that we leave below these lines, once this new feature is available, you will see a new option in the WhatsApp settings called Avatar from which you can create your own avatar by clicking on the button Create your avatar.
When creating an avatar you can customize aspects of it such as skin tone, clothing, hair color, hairstyle, posture, and even facial expressions.
Of course, you should keep in mind that this new WhatsApp function is still in its early stages of development and we still don’t know when it will start rolling out to Beta users.
Anyway, if you want test both this new feature and others to come in the future before the rest we recommend that sign up for the WhatsApp Beta program sooner.