How to create avatars on WhatsApp

You can either create an avatar manually or by taking a selfie.
Note: Creating an avatar with a selfie is only available in some countries and may not be available to you yet.
Create an avatar
  1. Tap More options
    > Settings.
  2. Tap Get started.
Option 1: Create an avatar manually
  1. Follow the steps under Create an avatar above.
  2. Tap Create manually.
  3. Select a skin tone and tap Next.
  4. Personalize your avatar’s appearance.
  5. Tap Done.
Option 2: Create an avatar with a photo selfie
Taking a selfie automatically generates multiple recommended avatars, which you can personalize.
  1. Follow the steps under Create an avatar above.
  2. Tap Take selfie.
  3. Tap Begin.
  4. Tap the camera icon to take a selfie.
    • You can either retake your photo or continue.
  5. Select the avatar you prefer and tap Personalize.
    • Alternatively, you can create from scratch.
  6. Personalize your avatar.
  7. Tap Done.
  8. Tap Next.
Your selfie won’t be used for any other purpose and will begin being processed for deletion immediately. Read our privacy notice for more information.
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