Meta has released upgraded 3D avatars for Facebook and Messenger in India. The new Avatars are more expressive, customizable, and diversified than the old ones. Meta is integrating new facial shapes and assistive devices for persons with disabilities to better reflect the billions of unique people on this world.
Meta is bringing updated 3D avatars to Facebook and Messenger, as well as Instagram Stories and DMs for the first time. People in India can now use stickers, feed posts, Facebook profile images, and other methods to present themselves as their virtual selves across apps as of today. Avatars will also be available for the first time on Instagram.
Manish Chopra, Director and Head Partnerships, India at Meta said, “Representations in the metaverse should reflect the diversity of the real world. Avatars are just the first step toward enabling everyone to express themselves in their unique ways. When you create your avatar you can choose the right facial features, body types, clothing styles, and more to create your virtual self. We offered more than one quintillion different combinations when we launched our updated avatars last year, and we’re continuing to add more options to give people even more ways to express themselves.”
Cochlear implants and over-the-ear hearing aids (for one or both ears) are now available in a variety of colours across all platforms, including VR. It also contains wheelchairs, which will appear as Facebook stickers, Messenger messages, and Instagram DMs. Based on user feedback, Meta will continue to introduce more options over time.
Meta is also working on improving the appearance of Avatars. To make avatars more realistic, minor tweaks to facial forms and skin shaders have been done.
Meta introduced new eyes and noses, beards and haircuts, clothing, physique kinds, and more throughout 2021. Throughout the year of 2022, more items will be added to the Avatar editor.