WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that would allow users to set up Avatar profile photos. According to WABetaInfo, “The ability to setup up an avatar to use as a profile photo is under development on WhatsApp beta for Android. Users can also use it as masks while on a video call or share it as stickers in chats.”
Avatar Profile Photo Feature to Roll out in the Near Future
WABetaInfo revealed further details regarding the new feature by sharing a screenshot, the image shows that soon users will be able to choose the perfect avatar for you by customizing it. In addition, they will also be able to choose a background color to use within the profile photo. However, the feature is in an early stage of development and it will be rolled out in the near future.
Meta’s other social media platforms- Facebook, Instagram, and even Messenger offer the 3D Avatar feature to its users. However, it seems that WhatsApp will also get the new feature soon. Currently, the instant messaging app is offering emojis, GIFs, stickers, and more to make conversations more interesting. The publication has further added that the ability to set up the avatar profile photo will also be available on WhatsApp beta for iOS and Desktop beta.
WhatsApp to beef up Privacy Features
Meta’s chief, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced new privacy features for WhatsApp users. The features will enable them to leave groups silently, block screenshots on view once messages, and control who can see their online status. Zuckerberg said, “New privacy features coming to WhatsApp; exit group chats without notifying everyone, control who can see when you’re online, and prevent screenshots on view once messages. We’ll build new ways to protect your messages and keep them as private and secure as face-to-face conversations.”