WhatsApp has been spotted developing an avatar section that will allow users to make virtual representations of themselves and use them as stickers in chats, similar to the Facebook and Messenger apps. It is also thought that the company would enable users to mask themselves during video calls, which may be released in a future update.
WhatsApp might include a dedicated section for avatars in a future update, according to a report from WABetainfo. The feature is said to be available on the Google Play beta program.
WABetainfo's photo credit is from the Washington Post.
The avatars were first reported in Android's beta version 184.108.40.206. According to reports, WhatsApp may also allow users to conceal themselves during video conversations. The feature is believed to be under development but there is no information at this time.
A screenshot of the alleged avatar section on WhatsApp was also shared. It showed a number of possible avatars users will reportedly be able to create. Below the image, there is also a option to create your avatar. On the platform, avatars are said to be taken from Facebook, which is another subsidiary of Meta.
According to a recent report, WhatsApp is also developing a fast response feature for status updates on the Android app. The feature was reportedly discovered with the WhatsApp beta version 220.127.116.11 for Android. The company is also said to be working on releasing an updated gallery view for the Windows desktop WhatsApp apps beta version.