Check out how to create Avatar on Facebook

Facebook is a popular social network nowadays. Founded in 2004, the social network has been active ever since and has only been growing. As of 2016, the network has more than 2 billion active users worldwide.

The service's name stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the beginning of the school year by some university administrations in the United States to help students get to know each other.

Facebook allows any user who declares to be at least 13 years old to become a registered user of the site.

With the emergence of other competitive social networks like Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, kwai etc. although they have different functionalities.

Many of them have been trying to implement the features that are most successful on a network, for example, on their own platform.

That's what happened, for example, with the functionality of stories on Instagram, which was initially an app just for posting photos in the feed.

Now it has a functionality very similar to Snapchat's proposal, to send photos for a certain period of time to some users. 

With Facebook it could not be different and trying to imitate some of the functionalities of the iPhone that allows the creation of stickers with an avatar created based on your caricature.

Facebook also mirrored itself to develop similar features so that its users can have fun and customize an avatar the way they prefer.

The avatar feature allows users to create figurines and images with their face so they can express themselves on the internet.

It doesn't take much to create your own, just access the internet and have the Facebook mobile version to create your avatar.

Once you create the creation in the mobile version, you can also use the stickers in the Facebook version for the web.

Facebook mobile and the new functionality are available for both iOS and Android and the creation of avatars is very similar to Snapchat's Bitmoji, which was already very successful on this social network.

Below you can see how to create an avatar on Facebook.

how to create avatar on facebook

Creating an avatar on Facebook is a very simple and practical procedure, so if you are already familiar with Facebook in the mobile version, it will be quite easy for you.

Creating an avatar is a little hidden in Facebook's tools, but you can easily find it by following the steps below:

  • 1. If you don't have your Facebook account yet, the first step is to create one. It's a very simple procedure that can be done with your email and cell phone number. If you already have the account, remember that the procedure needs to be carried out in the mobile version, so go to the app store, be it the App Store or Play Store to check if the app is downloaded and in its latest version. If not, just update it there. 
  • 2. You must open the Facebook app, click on the “…” icon and then click on “See More”.  
  • 3. Search for the word “Avatars” and select the “Next” button 
  • 4. You will be redirected to the personalization page, initially selecting the skin tone most similar to you and then selecting the “Next” button.
  • 5. In this phase you will be able to customize your avatar the way you prefer. In the menu just below the avatar you can find several customization functions. 
  • 6. The first personalization function is the definition of the haircut and it is possible to modify its color just by clicking on the drop icon next to it, then you can carry out the same process with the color of the eyes, mouth, body shape and others several customizable items to make your avatar as similar as possible to your version.
  • 7. By sliding to the next screen, you can change the face shape, even add freckles and wrinkles to your avatar's expression to make it look as realistic as possible. 
  • Having finished creating Facebook Avatar, you can click on the upper right corner of the screen and click on the “Finish” button. It's important to make sure the avatar looks exactly like you. To carry out this verification, you can click on the mirror, your cell phone camera will open and there will be a verification of the traces.
  • 9. Wait for the completion of creation and then click on “Next”. The avatar will be created and you can share it however you like on the social network, including using it as a profile picture, sharing it in the feed, etc. Just select the arrow at the top of the screen. After creation, you can also use personalized stickers just by clicking on the sticker icon in the corner of the image. Stickers can be used in comments on publications or chats in Messenger.

How to Create Your Avatar in Messenger

Messenger is an app in conjunction with Facebook that allows users to exchange messages with each other and it is also possible to create the avatar through the application, since the stickers can be used in comments on publications or chats in Messenger.

Just as creating an Avatar on Facebook must be done using the mobile version, it works in Messenger in a very similar way. Check the step by step below. 

  • 1. If you don't have your Facebook account yet, the first step is to create one. It's a very simple procedure that can be done with your email and cell phone number. If you already have the account, remember that the procedure needs to be carried out in the mobile version, so go to the app store, be it the App Store or Play Store to check if the app is downloaded and in its latest version. If not, just update it there. After that, it will be necessary to carry out the same procedure with Messenger, downloading the app and checking that it is updated and logging in with your Facebook account.
  • 2. Open any conversation in the Messenger app. 
  • 3. Tap the icon to include Emojis and GIFs.
  • 4. Click on “Stickers” and you will be redirected to create your avatar, just follow the customization step by step.
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