According to the company, 3D avatars will be added to Instagram stories, while avatars for Facebook and Messenger will be refreshed. People in the United States, Canada, and Mexico may use stickers, feed posts, Facebook profile images, and other means to present themselves as their virtual avatars across other applications, according to the business.
In a Facebook post, the CEO and creator of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, states that the firm is upgrading Meta avatars with new emotions, faces, and skin tones to better reflect the current market. In addition, the business has been experimenting with digital clothes, which includes NFL shirts that may be worn to the Super Bowl. Zuckerberg adds “You can use your avatar across several platforms, including Quest, Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. One day, you will be able to choose from a variety of avatars, ranging from expressive to photorealistic.”
Meta and the NFL will work together to give fans a way to celebrate their favorite teams before the Super Bowl. From now until February 28, people can show their support for the Cincinnati Bengals or the Los Angeles Rams with their own avatars. There is also a shirt for people who don’t want to pick a team for the Super Bowl LVI.
The company started making avatars in 2020 as a way to compete with Snapchat’s Bitmoji. Since then, the company has made many changes to them. As an example, Meta added new avatar options for eyes, noses, beards, and hairstyles last year.