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WhatsApp rolling out ‘Avatars for video calls’ feature on beta Android devices

WhatsApp is rolling out ‘Avatars for video calls’ on beta Android. The platform has summitted this update through the Google Play beta program. With this update the version reaches up to 2.22.15.5. In this update the platform is working to set up Memoji or Bitmoji while placing video calls in future.

It is popularly known that WhatsApp regularly keeps on testing and adding new features to enhance it’s user’s experience. Being one of the most widely used messaging app it has to keep on updating it’s service prioritizing the needs of it’s users. Check out the details of what new the platform is offering this time.

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WhatsApp Avatars for video calls

After Meta rolled out the Avatar feature to Facebook messenger and Instagram now it is developing a similar feature for WhatsApp users. WhatsApp users will soon be able to switch to Avatar while making video calls.

After WhatsApp released its own emoji set on WhatsApp beta Android back in 2017 this is next Big replacement the company is planning. According to the report of the leading WhatsApp news source WABetaInfo, the company had been working on the ability to allow people use Avatar while placing video calls since a long time.

The report mentions that the ability to setup Memoji or Bitmoji alternately was in Internal testing since March. But in this current report the news tracker brings some final specifications about the feature.

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You can see that when Avatars for video calls feature will be available, you will get a new ‘Switch to Avatar’ option within the video call screen. When you tap this option it will let you switch to your Avatar immediately. However it will happen only after future update of the app because this feature is currently underdevelopment process.

Additionally, WABetaInfo has also announced that the Instant Messaging Platform will also let users send these Avatars as stickers within their chats and groups. The report further mentions that you will be able to set up your own Avatar by launching the ‘Avatar Editor’. It is a proper section where you can customize the Avatar in your own way. At present it is in configuration so when it is finally configured you will be able to send Avatar stickers.

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The company also plans to introduce the same feature for iOS users also in a later update. As mentioned earlier, this feature is currently under development so it not yet ready to be released to beta testers. However as there is any details available about the final release date of Avatar for video calls feature, you will get information. Till then stay tuned with us for all upcoming updates.

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