Facebook rolled out Avatars in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Facebook rolled out Avatars in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Facebook has rolled out Avatars give users in Sub-Saharan Africa new ways to express themselves online. This comes after Avatars were launched in the US and other countries some months ago.

Avatars are customizable digital personas that allow users to engage in a more “personal and dynamic way” on Facebook and Messenger. Users can use these avatars to relay an array of emotions and expressions through a unique persona to them Facebook stated, “With so many emotions and expressions to choose from, avatars let you share your authentic reactions and feelings with family and friends across the app.

There are many ways you can use your avatar including in comments, Stories, Messenger and soon, text posts with backgrounds too. Users can customise their avatar with hairstyles, complexions, outfits, COVID-19 support
stickers and many more .

Regional Director of Facebook Africa, Nunu Ntshingila said, “Facebook is home to some of your most personal content and we want to allow people to share and react to that content in the most personalized way possible. We’re excited to give people more options to convey their identity on Facebook, allowing them to share in a more personal, light-hearted way.”

To create an avatar, go to the Facebook or Messenger comment composer, click on the “smiley” button, and then the sticker tab. Thereafter, Click “Create Your Avatar”. Avatars include hundreds of global sticker packs and integrations with GIF providers and can also be shared across Facebook and Messenger by:

 Setting as Profile Picture
 Sharing to News Feed
 Using on Gaming Profile

Avatars are Snapchat’s Bitmoji competition on the cartoon yourself market.