Following up on its commitment to the virtual world, Meta is rolling out updated 3D Avatars for Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram Stories and DMs.
The company announced that its users in the US, Canada, and Mexico could use their new avatars across its apps via stickers, feed posts, Facebook profile pictures, and more.
“We have been hard at work since then, expanding Avatars so that they better reflect the billions of unique people on this planet,” said Aigerim Shorman, the company’s General Manager for Avatars and Identity.
“Today, we are taking that further, adding new facial shapes and assistive devices for people with disabilities,” she added.
The update will add Cochlear implants and over-the-ear hearing aids in diverse color ranges to all platforms, including VR. It will also introduce wheelchairs that appear as stickers. The company will also unveil limited-time shirts for NFL fans to outfit their avatars and celebrate with their favorite teams.
“Virtual reality and Quest are key parts of our metaverse vision, but we see the metaverse as an interconnected digital world, one that bridges VR and AR, in addition to more familiar platforms like your phone and computer,” said Shorman.
“Rolling out avatars across our platforms is an early step towards making this a reality,” Shorman added.
The new update will also enable users to add avatars to their Facebook profile pictures, comments, stickers, stories, and more.
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