How to use avatars on WhatsApp

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You can create an avatar to use as your profile photo and as stickers. You can also use your avatar to react to status updates.

Create your avatar

You can either create an avatar manually within WhatsApp on your mobile device, or automatically generate suggested avatars with a photo.
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
    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
    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.

Send avatar stickers

When messaging someone, you can send stickers of your avatar in the chat.
To send a sticker:
  1. Open a chat.
  2. Tap Emoji.
  3. Tap the picture of your avatar.
  4. Select and tap a sticker. As soon as you tap it, it'll send.

React to status updates

You can also use the avatar you've created to react to someone's WhatsApp status.
To react:
  1. Tap on someone's status.
  2. Swipe up or tap Reply.
  3. Tap the picture of your avatar.
  4. Select and tap a sticker. As soon as you tap it, it'll send.
Note: Depending on your device, you may see animated reactions.

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