WhatsApp announced that it has added more Avatar Stickers to its app. The app is now capable of creating an avatar of a user automatically by using their selfie. However, it looks like there are more avatar-related features coming to WhatsApp soon. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp plans to introduce animated versions of avatar stickers into the messaging platform.
The upcoming feature was spotted in the beta version of WhatsApp (v126.96.36.199) for Android. The animated versions of the avatar stickers being dynamic, feel more lively, allowing a person to be more expressive in their communication while also making conversations more fun. WABetaInfo has also posted a video of this feature, and as you can see, it is very easy to use. Once you create your avatar in the app, go to the stickers section, tap on avatars, and you will find animated stickers themed with your avatar.
According to the publication, animated avatar stickers work very well in the beta version of the app, free from stability issues. It hints that WhatsApp could soon introduce this feature into the stable version of the app. However, there’s currently no information about when this feature will become available to the public.
Whenever WhatsApp gets this feature, it might also allow people to present themselves as Meta Avatars on video calls, a feature that Meta released yesterday for Instagram and Messenger video calls.