The business has started creating the feature for iOS.
WhatsApp appears to be interested in the same things that other messaging applications are, since the concept of a Metaverse and avatars is becoming popular.In a recent report (opens in new tab) by WABetaInfo, it was revealed that WhatsApp would be including avatars into its messaging service.The blog post demonstrates how the under development feature might function during video conversations.
The UI for video calls has been modified to add a new button underneath the video, as can be seen in the screenshot.The feature is not yet active, according to the source, and it is still in the early stages of development.It has been stated that the app would have a new component called “Avatar Editor” that will enable the use of avatars as conversation stickers.This function was also just added to Instagram.
One possibility is that the function will function similarly to Apple’s Animoji.Given that all flagship handsets starting with the iPhone X have specialised Face ID hardware, WhatsApp may use it to develop the avatars on its own platform as well.The messaging software would have to only use front-facing cameras on Android handsets.
When configuring their iPhone avatars, iOS users can create their own Memoji sets.Through the stickers section of WhatsApp, these are also accessible.However, neither the web interface nor the desktop app allow for the use of any of them.
The notion that the metaverse is the future of online social groups is one that Meta firmly believes in.Therefore, it is not unexpected that Facebook Messenger was the first to bring out the avatar function, followed by Instagram.The improvements to the ecosystem of Meta apps will be finished when the feature is added to WhatsApp as well.
There are no specifics provided regarding how the Avatar editor is used to manage avatars on WhatsApp.We do anticipate that Meta will make it simpler for consumers to control every avatar in a single app or setting, ideally on Facebook.Users have the option to define a default avatar as well as several avatars for certain apps.When the feature is added to the desktop app as well, the experience will be complete.
While Windows and Android users are quite excited, iOS users may decide to continue with Memojis.According to reports, WhatsApp is creating both an iPad and a macOS version of the software.Users might not want to go through the trouble of making new avatars only for WhatsApp.The feature needs to be synchronised across all of Meta’s platforms for this reason.