Facebook rolled out Avatars, its take on Bitmoji, in the U.S. this week. This feature allows users to create an avatar of themselves that will be featured in stickers that they can then share in Facebook Stories, comments and more.
Our guide will show you how to create your Avatar in the Facebook mobile application.
Note: These screenshots were captured in the Facebook app on iOS.
Step 1: Tap the three horizontal lines in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap “See More.”
Step 3: Tap “Avatars.”
Step 4: Tap “Next.”
Step 5: Tap “Get Started.”
Step 6: Tap one of the skin tone options (you can scroll to see them all), and then tap “Next” at the bottom of the screen.
Step 7: From there, you can customize your Avatar in a variety of ways by choosing their hairstyle, hair color, hair length, face shape, eye shape and color, makeup, eyebrow style and color, nose shape, mouth shape and color, facial hair, body shape, outfit and more. Tap the buttons across the top of the Avatars menu to switch between these different customization areas, and then tap one of the options to preview it on your Avatar. Note: You can tap the mirror icon near the top-right corner of the screen to open your device’s front-facing camera, which will allow you to look at yourself as you create your Avatar.
Step 8: When you’re done customizing your Avatar, tap the checkmark icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 9: Tap “Next.”
Step 10: Tap “Done.”
Now that you’ve created your Avatar, you can leave this menu and start using your personalized Avatar stickers in comments, Stories and more throughout the Facebook app.