How to create avatars on WhatsApp

Android
iOS
You can either create an avatar manually or by taking a photo.
Create an avatar manually
You can easily create an avatar within a chat by tapping
emoji
, then
to get started. You can also create an avatar in your Settings by following these steps:
  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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