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    Facebook launches Avatars in India, will let users share digital personas on WhatsApp too

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    Avatar creation from Messenger is currently only available on Android, but will be rolled on iOS soon.

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    Users will also be able to use their Avatar in Facebook comments, stories, profile picture and Facebook Messenger chat windows.
    Facebook announced the launch of Avatars in India on Tuesday. The company said Avatars will allow users to create a digital persona that’s 'uniquely representative' of them and will enable them to share a range of emotions and expressions in a fun and personalised way.

    Starting Tuesday, people in India will be able to make an Avatar, a cartoon-like version of themselves by choosing from a variety of faces, hairstyles and outfits that have been specially customised for India. They will also be able to use their Avatar in Facebook comments, stories, profile picture and Facebook Messenger chat windows and can even share it on WhatsApp chats.

    The company said the Avatar creator can be accessed from bookmarks in the Facebook app, as well as from the comment composer. It’s also easy to access the avatar creator from someone else’s avatar shared across Facebook, the company stated.

    To create their avatar, users need to go to the mobile device and go to the Facebook or Messenger comment composer, click on the “smiley” button, and then the sticker tab. Click “Create Your Avatar”! Or find the avatar creator in the Bookmarks section in their Facebook app. Avatar creation from Messenger is currently only available on Android, but will be rolled on iOS soon, Facebook said.

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