WhatsApp will allow the use of avatars within the messaging application, a novelty that the company is already working on and that will have an editing tool so that the user can customize theirs.
"A new way of being you on WhatsApp" is what Meta proposes for the introduction of avatars in its instant messaging app , since these characters can replace the user’s face during video calls.
|WhatsApp avatars follow the design of Facebook
The company has been working on its implementation for months. At the end of June, a first contact with this novelty appeared in the Android beta, a button to change from the real image to the avatar in video calls.
Version 18.104.22.168 of the Android beta now allows users to view the avatar editing tool page, with which users can customize their own, and which shows an example of these digital elements, with a design very similar to that of Facebook avatars, as collected by the WABetaInfo portal.
Avatars can also be sent as stickers or stickers to contacts within chats, as is also the case on Facebook and Messenger, and although they have now appeared in the beta for Android, it is expected that they will also be available in the ‘app’ for iOS .
WhatsApp: step by step to customize the application
WhatsApp, over time, has become the most important instant messaging application in the world, since it has around 2,000 million users.
Likewise, with the updates launched by the application, which is part of Meta, it is becoming easier to customize the app , according to how the user considers it.
That is why one of the easiest ways is to change the color of the app with the following steps.
- Download whatsapp plus.
- Enter the mobile number and verification code.
- Go to ‘Settings’ within the app.
- Go to ‘WhatsApp Plus Settings’.
- In the drop down menu, you will see ‘DIY Theme’.
- Click on that option and there you can start customizing the app.
- Next, the chosen theme must be saved.
- The settings can be seen immediately.
In the same way, the application in its most recent updates, users will be able to pixelate Android and iPhone photos in their editor.
In addition, the Wabetainfo portal reported that the platform will allow the states to integrate audio. This means that WhatsApp will come to audio states. The option is only active for users who have Beta, so it is not yet known when it will be deployed. However, it seems that it will be with the new WhatsApp update that will be available in the coming days.
According to the portal specialized in WhatsApp, in the same way as you can share photos or texts in the states, you can share a “voice status” that would have the same operation as voice audio.
The option will appear along with the others, as text, and it will be through the microphone icon. There, people will be able to record their audio to share it with the other people in their states.
On the other hand, WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that will allow you to configure several existing temporary chats simultaneously, an option that it began testing a few months ago and which can be accessed by clicking on one of the chats and selecting several at the same time.
The app introduced temporary chats, which disappear after a certain time (initially seven days) in November 2020, and a year later, it integrated new options within temporary messages.
Among them, a function that allowed users to establish complete chats with this configuration and with different time limits stood out, since two new durations were presented: 24 hours and 90 days.
Currently, this instant messaging service offers various options to activate temporary messages, both in conversations with another contact and in group conversations. In both cases, these messages are configured individually, in the section of each chat.
However, in the latter, those who administer them can change the settings to allow only administrators to activate or deactivate that option.