How to use avatars on WhatsApp

You can create an avatar on your mobile device to use as your profile photo and as stickers.
Create your avatar
You can either create an avatar manually within WhatsApp, or automatically generate suggested avatars with a photo selfie.
Note: Creating an avatar with a photo selfie is only available in some countries and may not be available to you yet.
Once created, you'll have personalized stickers of your avatar to share with contacts. You’ll see these appear automatically in your sticker tray. Read more about how to use stickers.
Note: When you send an avatar sticker to someone, they can react with an emoji, reply or forward the message to others.
Set your avatar as your profile photo
  1. Tap More options
    > Settings.
  2. Tap your profile photo.
  3. Tap the green camera icon below your profile photo.
  4. Tap Avatar
Note: The privacy setting of your current profile photo will apply to your new avatar profile photo. You can change the visibility of your avatar profile photo in settings.
Change your avatar
You can change your avatar at any time by tapping Avatar in your settings, then tapping Edit avatar.
Delete your avatar
  1. Tap More options
    > Settings > Avatar.
  2. Tap Delete Avatar > Delete.
Note: Deleting your avatar is permanent and can’t be reversed. You can create a new avatar at any time.
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