WhatsApp continues to include new features in its updates and this time it is the turn of one inherited from Facebook: avatars in video calls.
We are still waiting for the latest version to be updated and we can see what’s new, when WaBetaInfo illustrates us with one that has clearly been taken from Facebook, but that will not come to light for the time being.
Just a few days ago, Mark Zuckerberg announced for the WhatsApp app the possibility of using any type of emoji to react to messages received in the application. Let us remember that until now, although the function is also recent, it only included six possibilities.
On July 13 he surprised us with the possibility of post voice notes on status updates. As you can see in this article, a new icon will appear at the bottom of the status tab that will allow us to quickly send a voice note to our status update.
As for what concerns us, WaBetaInfo refers to the inclusion of avatars, which were already announced for the beta version of WhatsApp for Android 188.8.131.52 and now it seems that we know that the company is still working on these in the 184.108.40.206 update.
As you can see in the image, WhatsApp is playing with the idea of introducing avatars (although surely there is still time to see them in action) as a mask when making a video call, in the purest metaverse style, as we have already seen.
And it is that, video calls are here to stay and, in fact, every day they become more recurrent and, above all, more necessary with this teleworking.
The most interesting thing is that this avatar would have a totally personalized design to your liking and, therefore, it would resemble as much as possible the person to whom it would refer (or not, that already depends on each one).
It is not something that is completely strange since Meta has been developing avatars and playing with this idea for quite some time, so it was a matter of time before it reached WhatsApp. We’ll see when we finally see it in action.
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WhatsApp works on an avatar creator, clearly inherited from Facebook