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Meta, the rising company of popular social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram, created 3D avatars that resemble Snapchat’s Bitmoji. This feature can only be used in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Users in this region will use their virtual avatars in feed posts, stories, profile pictures, and more.
Previously on Facebook and Messenger, it has had this feature in 2D, but it has been changed to 3D. Facebook users can use their virtual 3D for Facebook profiles, comments, stickers, stories, and other Facebook features. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Meta mentioned in a post that the company is updating Meta avatars with more expressions, faces, and skin tones.
The company has begun experimenting with digital clothing, which includes NFL jerseys that can be worn for the Super Bowl. “You can use your avatar on Quest, Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. One day you will have several avatars ranging from expressive to photorealistic. Users will be able to include their 3D avatars on social media platforms.
As a result of the update, Instagram users will be able to use 3D avatars in Stories and DMs. Instagram avatars will include a variety of face shapes, along with extensive features for which they can be used differently, including implants, hearing aids, and wheelchairs. The new avatar is also rolling out to Facebook and Messenger. While changes made to avatars on Facebook will also be reflected in the other two platforms, users can set different avatars for each platform.
On the one side, the feature is similar to how Snapchat creates a 3D avatar called Bitmoji. Users using AR technology can be captured on Snaps and sent to other users on the platform. This is often the case in the tech world, taking features from other platforms to develop on their own platforms and much more developed. What do you think?