How to create avatars on WhatsApp

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You can either create an avatar manually or by taking a photo.
Create an avatar manually
  1. Tap More Options, then Settings.
  2. Tap Avatar, then tap Create your Avatar.
  3. Tap Get started.
  4. Select a skin tone and tap Next.
  5. Personalize your avatar’s appearance.
  6. Tap Done.
Create an avatar with a photo
Taking a photo automatically generates an avatar, which you can personalize.
  1. Tap More Options, then Settings.
  2. Tap Avatar, then tap Create your Avatar.
  3. Tap Get started.
  4. Tap Allow camera, then Take photo.
  5. Tap the camera to take a photo.
    • You can either retake your photo or create your avatar manually.
  6. Tap a skin tone, then tap Next.
  7. Tap Make more edits or tap Done.
Note:
  • Creating an avatar on WhatsApp is optional.
  • To suggest an avatar that more closely resembles you, WhatsApp will process a photo and the parts of your face or body features in the photo.
  • If you like, you can use the avatar editor to customize your recommended avatar before selecting your final avatar.
  • You can delete your avatar at any time. Deleting your avatar is permanent and can’t be reversed.
  • Your photo won’t be used for any other purpose and will begin being processed for deletion immediately.
To find out more about creating an avatar using a photo on WhatsApp, read our Privacy Notice.
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