How to Create and Send WhatsApp Avatars (2022 Guide)

WhatsApp chats, or conversations in general, are more fun when you throw emojis and stickers into the mix. WhatsApp already offers the option of sending stickers in chats on its messaging platform. But now you can create and send avatars in WhatsApp chats. WhatsApp recently added the option to create digital avatars of yourself and share them as stickers, a feature already available on Facebook and Instagram. So if you like the concept of Bitmojis and Memojis, let’s learn how to create a similar avatar on WhatsApp.

How to Make WhatsApp Avatar (2022)

In this guide we explain how you can easily create your own WhatsApp avatars, send them to others as stickers and even place them as your profile photo. Before that, let’s see what the avatar feature is in WhatsApp.

What is a WhatsApp avatar?

WhatsApp avatars are digital animated versions of themselves, similar to Apple’s Memoji and Snapchat Bitmoji. The messaging giant offers you the opportunity to create a personalized avatar that is as similar to you as possible. You can create your own avatar by adding different elements like hairstyle, clothes, facial expressions, accessories and much more. Additionally, WhatsApp states in an official blog post that it will soon be adding new style enhancements, including lighting, shading, hairstyle textures, and more.

WhatsApp avatars

This is similar to how avatars are created on Instagram and Facebook, which Meta recently introduced. However, these cannot be used interchangeably across the three social media platforms under the Meta umbrella. Also, you have to design each avatar one by one, which is a tedious task, so your avatars on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp can all look different. Maybe Meta will add interoperability support sometime in the future!

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How to Make WhatsApp Avatar (Step-by-Step Guide)

Avatars on WhatsApp are now available for both Android and iPhone users. You just need to make sure your WhatsApp app is updated to follow the steps to create an avatar in the app.

note: We tested this feature on WhatsApp version # on Android and version # on iOS. We used an iPhone to show the steps to create an avatar in this tutorial, but they’re pretty much the same on Android.

  • Open WhatsApp and go to “settings‘ from the bottom navigation bar. Then tap “avatar“Option under your name.
WhatsApp avatar settings
  • You will now find a “Create your avatar“ option on the next page. Tap on it and a WhatsApp avatar details page will then appear on your screen. Click here on “Getting started‘ to start the avatar creation process.
Create WhatsApp avatar
  • First comes the skin tone option. Select the appropriate one and tap “Next” button below.
WhatsApp avatar skin tones
  • Next you will see many options to personalize your avatar. You can choose different style enhancement options such as: B. Outfits, body type, eye shape/color/makeup, eyebrow shape/color and more. You can even change nose shape, mouth and lip color, face shape/marks/lines, facial hair and color, earrings and more.
  • Whatsapp avatar body and outfit
  • How to create and send WhatsApp avatars
  • You can choose the options that best suit your personality. In case you are not sure which customization option to choose, you can Tap on the mirror icon (placed on the right side of your avatar) to see yourself while creating your avatar.
WhatsApp avatar mirror option
  • When satisfied, tap “Finished“ option in the upper right corner to save the changes.
Whatsapp avatar ready option
  • Your WhatsApp avatar will be updated and you are done. Next, tap “Next‘ to go back to the avatar section in the app.
WhatsApp avatar created

note: You can always return to Settings -> Avatar to edit your avatar if you need to change anything. Just tap on the “Edit Avatar” option to make the changes.

How to share your avatar in WhatsApp chats

Once you have created your WhatsApp avatar, you can easily send it to people as a sticker. There are two ways to do this and they are as follows.

  • First, open a WhatsApp chat and Tap the “sticker” icon in the text bar on your iPhone. Android users must do this Tap on the emoji icon in the text bar.
How to create and send WhatsApp avatars
  • You will now see a WhatsApp avatar icon at the bottom next to the GIF and sticker options. Tap on the avatar icon.
Whatsapp avatar stickers
  • Now you will see multiple WhatsApp avatar stickers based on emotions like love, sadness, anger and more. Choose your emotion and send the sticker you want. WhatsApp says it creates over 36 stickers based on your avatar.
Whatsapp avatar stickers
  • Another way to send WhatsApp avatars is to go to the Settings -> Avatars section. Then select “Browse stickers‘ option and select the one you want to send.
Whatsapp avatar browse stickers
  • After that select “Forward” icon in the top right corner to send the avatar sticker to the desired chat.
send whatsapp avatar sticker

How to make WhatsApp avatar your profile photo

Besides sending avatar stickers for a fun chat, you can also set your WhatsApp avatar as your profile photo. Follow these steps to learn how it works:

  • Go to WhatsApp settings and select “Avatar” option again.
WhatsApp avatar option
  • Here you only have to click on the “Create profile photo” Possibility.
Create whatsapp avatar profile photo
  • Now you can select the avatar pose you want, change the background color and click “Finished‘ when ready to update your profile picture on WhatsApp. And finally, your WhatsApp avatar is now your profile photo!
Whatsapp avatar profile photo

How to delete your WhatsApp avatar

If you are done creating and sharing your avatar on WhatsApp, you can also delete it. To do this, follow these steps:

  • First go to “Settings -> Avatar“ on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp avatar option
  • Then tap “Delete avataroption. You will then see an on-screen prompt asking for confirmation. Tap the “Delete” button again to permanently delete your WhatsApp avatar.
How to create and send WhatsApp avatars

Frequently asked questions about WhatsApp avatars

Can you send and create WhatsApp avatars on the web?

No, WhatsApp avatars are currently only available on Android and iOS devices. You cannot create your avatar using the WhatsApp Web App.

Where can you use WhatsApp avatars?

WhatsApp avatars can be used in individual chats and groups, and can even be used as display images.

Create avatar stickers in WhatsApp chats

This is a complete guide that you can follow to create and send WhatsApp avatars to make conversations more personal and fun. After all, WhatsApp is a messaging platform used by more than 2 billion to conduct most of their conversations! If you decide to create your avatar, let us know about your experience and whether it’s better than Snapchat Bitmojis or Apple Memojis. In the meantime, also read our guide on how to send messages to yourself on WhatsApp, a newly launched and useful feature.

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