What are avatars WhatsApp? Basically, they are a graphic or animated representation of you that are already available in sticker format, although they will also be used for the “Metaverse” in the future. You are the one who designs them based on different combinations, such as: skin color, eyes, hair, hairstyle, clothing, etc.

As we said before, for now you can only send avatars as stickers, however, It is now possible to use them as a filter during personal and group video calls in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android users, Do you want to know how to activate them? At Mag we will explain it below.

This is the function called “Video avatar call“, What is it for? It allows you to protect your privacy by masking your appearance, although this is not its main objective, since the idea is to add a fun and expressive touch during a video call. The avatar will imitate all your movements and facial expressions in real timeit is undoubtedly a feature that has taken a lot of time and effort.

  • First, the function is being tested in the beta version of WhatsApp for Androidhere we will tell you how to obtain it.
  • Go to the Google Play Store and search for “WhatsApp” > access the app and scroll down.
  • Here you will see the option to become a beta tester. If you can’t find it then click on the next .
  • Accept the conditions and you will have to wait a bit for you to start downloading the program.
  • Open the application (it is the same) > proceed to make a video call with any contact.
  • Finally, on the screen press the avatar icon and it will activate automatically.
  • Remember that conversations with the filter are end-to-end encrypted.

Preview of "video avatar calls". (Photo: WabetaInfo)

Preview of “video avatar calls”. (Photo: WabetaInfo)

  • Storage: If a contact or group usually sends you “memes” in images or videos, here you must activate temporary messages, as this will prevent those viewed files from continuing to be stored in the internal memory of your smartphone.
  • Privacy: Do they check your cell phone? With this tool you will not leave any message or evidence in the chat, it will be completely empty after the period of time you configured.
  • Store unnecessary photos or videos– Surely sometimes they share repeated screenshots, photos or videos, these only consume your phone’s storage, so delete them as soon as possible.
  • Independent: Applies to individual, group or all chats.

Did you find this WhatsApp trick interesting? We tell you that this messaging application is constantly changing and updating, so new shortcuts, codes and tools are always coming out that will make your experience sending or receiving texts, stickers or multimedia content more fun. To continue discovering the news you will only need to enter the following link with more WhatsApp notes in Mag, and that’s it. Do not miss it!

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ABOUT THE AUTHORAnthony Colona

He studied Communication Sciences at the Cepea Private Higher Technological Institute. He has more than 5 years of experience doing journalism in Lima and regions for digital media. He currently works as editor of the Audience Nucleus at Grupo El Comercio.