How to create your own avatar for WhatsApp
Let's go straight to the point and see how to create your own avatar for WhatsApp using various apps suitable for the purpose. Decide which of these are right for you and use them by following the step-by-step instructions below.
Facebook (Android / iOS)
You are subscribed to Facebook? In this case, you can take advantage of a special function of the famous social network to create an avatar to share in your WhatsApp chats (although, by default, this will be in the form of an image with a black background and not as a real sticker) and / or to set as your profile photo.
To proceed, therefore, access Facebook from the official app of the service for Android or iOS / iPadOS, press the button (≡) located at the top right, presses on the items More> Avatar> Next and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to create your character.
Then choose the complexion which you prefer, press the button NEXT, impost il tuo haircut favorite and change the colore, pressing on the card depicting the drop. Then press on the remaining tabs to customize the face shape eye shape, and so on.
When you are satisfied with the result, press the button end, Then NEXT (twice in a row) e Salta. Finally, proceed with sharing the avatar you just created: in the new screen opened, press the symbol of thesticker (top right), select one of the stickers created on the basis of your avatar by pressing on his preview, tap on the wording Other options in the opened menu ... and select WhatsApp as a sharing option.
Once this is done, select the contact to send the image to, press the symbol of arrow (on Android) or on the button NEXT (on iOS), click on theletter aeroplanino (bottom right) and that's it.
If you don't want to send the sticker as an image, but as a real one sticker, you can think of using apps to create stickers for WhatsApp and transform the images obtained from Facebook (to be saved in the Gallery) into sticker packs for WhatsApp: you can find everything explained in detail in the guide that I have just linked to you.
Alternatively, if you want set your Facebook avatar as your WhatsApp profile photo, instead of selecting the messaging app as the sharing option, choose the wording Save to Gallery / Save Image. Once you have saved the image containing the avatar locally, start theWhatsApp app and set the image you just obtained as your profile photo by following the steps below.
- Your Android - presses the icon of three vertical dots (top right), tap yours current profile picture (top left), tap on the icon camera placed on it and select the wording Gallery from the opened menu. Then tap onpreview of the image related to your avatar, cut it out (if you deem it necessary) and press on the item end.
- Your iPhone - tap on the item Settings (bottom right), tap yours current profile photo placed at the top left, press on the wording Modification placed under it and then press on the item Modification located at the top right. Now, select the item Choose photos, fai tap sull 'preview of the image related to your avatar and, after having possibly cropped it, presses on the wording Choose located at the bottom right.
If you have doubts about this last procedure, I refer you to reading the guide on how to change profile photos on WhatsApp.
Bitmoji (Android / iOS / iPadOS)
Another solution I recommend you try is Bitmoji: it is a well-known app available on Android (if you have a device without Play Store, you can try to check its presence on alternative stores) and iOS / iPadOS, which offers the possibility to create customized avatars starting from the scan of your face or making them from scratch. The final result can be sent to your contacts as a sticker on WhatsApp or can be exported to the Gallery, to then be set as a profile photo in the famous messaging app.
To use it, after installing and starting Bitmoji, press the button Register via email and provide date of birth, emails e Password in the appropriate text fields. Then specify if you are a ragazzo or a girlpigia sui pulsanti Continue e Allow and take a Selfie.
In this way, Bitmoji will be able to take the features of your face as a reference to create a "starting" avatar: once obtained, use the editor displayed on the screen to customize your virtual alter ego by changing its complexion, the hair, the eyes, the eyebrows, nose, and so on. Just use the tabs located at the bottom of the screen.
Once you have created your avatar, you can send the stickers using thebitmoji icon that will appear on the Google keyboard (if you have not installed the latter or if you have not set it as the default keyboard, act by following the instructions that you find in this other guide). This possibility, as you may have guessed, is available just your android (on iPhone the Bitmoji keyboard simply allows you to copy the available images and send them as such, with a white background therefore, and not as actual stickers).
To proceed, simply open the chat of your interest inWhatsApp app, tap on typing bar messages (at the bottom of the screen), tap on the icon Bitmoji at the top left and then on the icon of thewink sticker (down). In conclusion, tap onpreview of one of the stickers depicting your avatar, so as to send it to the open chat, and that's it. Simple, right?
If, on the other hand, you intend to use one of the stickers in question as your WhatsApp profile picture, go back to the Bitmoji app, access the section Wall Stickers of the app, by pressing on the wording of the same name located at the bottom left, tap on thepreview of the image of your interest and presses on the wording Save, to save it locally (if you don't see the button in question, scroll through the opened menu).
Finally, set the image you just saved as a profile photo on WhatsApp, following the appropriate procedure that I also described to you in the previous chapter of this tutorial. Easy, right?
Memoji (iOS / iPadOS)
You have a iPhone? If so, know that you can avail the feature Memoji integrated iOS / iPadOS 13 (and later versions) and that allows you to create avatars with your own features to be sent as stickers and - if desired - to be set as a profile photo in WhatsApp.
How can you make your own Memoji? First, launch the app Messages, tap on the icon sheet with pencil which is located at the top right and tap the button depicting the three personalized smileys. Press, therefore, on the button capacitor positive (+) lead located on the left and proceed with the creation of your custom avatar.
Therefore, make use of the appropriate menus and buttons available to set complexion, hair cut, eyebrows, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, etc. When you are ready to do so, then press the button end (top right). More info here.
Now that you've made your Memoji, you're ready to share them on WhatsApp. How can you do it? After opening theWhatsApp app, locate the contact you want to send the Memoji to and, after opening the chat with the latter, tap on message typing bar (down).
Subsequently, press the icon of globe and, in the opened screen, tap on the symbol (...), so as to call up the panel named Memoji stickers and view the complete list of all other Memoji you can send.
If you want to set one of the Memoji stickers as your WhatsApp profile photo, instead, you must first save it as an image in the Gallery. The procedure is quite complex, but still feasible. To do this, you need to open the app Messages, send a message to yourself containing a Memoji sticker, touch the latter (so as to open it in full screen) and take a screenshot of it (taking care to cut it into a square).
Finally, set the image obtained as a profile photo, following the appropriate procedure that I described to you in the final part of the chapter on Facebook avatars.
Other apps to create avatars for WhatsApp
I conclude this guide with a list of others app to create avatars, for use with WhatsApp and other messaging systems. Since they might come in handy, take a look at them and test them to find out if they're actually right for you.
- WhatsApp sticker maker (Android) - is an app that allows you to create free stickers for WhatsApp starting from images saved on your device (even your own photos). Basically it is free, but to eliminate advertising and unlock all functions you need to make in-app purchases starting from 1,19 euros / item.
- Mirror (Android) - is another application for Android through which you can create avatars (but also memes and GIFs) in an extremely simple and intuitive way. It is also basic free, with extra functions to be unlocked for a fee, by making in-app purchases starting from € 5,49.
- Sticker Maker for WhatsApp (iOS / iPadOS) - this application allows you to create shareable stickers on WhatsApp by “recycling” your photos or creating avatars from scratch. Basically it's free, but to remove the advertisements you need to make an in-app purchase of € 2,29.