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Facebook Will be Coming With Avatars, A Clone Of Snap's Bitmoji

Facebook Will be Coming With Avatars, A Clone Of Snap's Bitmoji”

A computer science student spotted code which supports the use of end-to-end encryption ...

Wong spotted Facebook trialling a resumé feature a year ago, and found hidden code in Instagram's Android app that lets users add music in the background of their Stories.

Personalized Facebook avatars have recently been discovered in the social network's Android application by developer Jane Manchun Wong. She found the Avatar in the source code of the Android app package of the social media platform. Wong also shared some of the screenshots that show that the feature is in the early development phase.

This option lets users create personalized and illustrated versions of themselves which can be later used as stickers in comments and the Messenger. They will be able to customize their avatar's skin color, facial features, and hairstyle.

Facebook hasn't indicated when the feature will begin testing.

Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch, which first reported the news, that it is building the avatars, saying: "We're looking into more ways to help people express themselves on Facebook". Leave expressive comments with personalised stickers. Use your new avatar stickers in your Messenger group and private chats.

Cartoon avatars are a definitely becoming a thing for Facebook.

Facebook has AI tech which would allow it to automatically generate avatars from profile photos, but Constine suggests that the company may instead ask you to create them yourself.



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