In order to enable users to switch to an avatar while turning off the camera, WhatsApp has been working on a feature. The capability would be available whenever users joined a video conference and turned off the camera, according to earlier rumours. According to a recent leak, the company wants to make Avatars into stickers in order to go beyond just supplying them for video discussions.
According to WABetaInfo’s report, avatars will be converted into stickers on the messaging app owned by Meta, and users will be able to utilise them similarly to other stickers. Images of the feature on the blog site show that when WhatsApp users select the stickers option in the message bar, the option to create Avatar stickers will appear alongside the GIF, emojis, and other stickers.
Other features that WhatsApp is bringing are also issued as beta updates for Android, which includes information on the capability of uploading audio notes to our status update.
A companion mode version that enables users to link an existing WhatsApp account to an Android tablet is now being released by WhatsApp to beta testers!, wrote WABetaInfo and released a screenshot of how would it look.
No information has been released on the release date of the avatar feature. However, given that this feature has already reached the limited beta, it might soon be made available to a larger beta testing community. Since the report states that the functionality is still in development, we are unsure of the precise release date for stable deployment.
The photos additionally demonstrate that WhatsApp users will be able to set their Avatar as their profile picture. This is comparable to a feature that the business provides on Facebook.