A Facebook Avatar is a fun way to build a virtual picture of yourself that you can then share in a more personalized way with your friends to easily express your emotions. For a better networking experience with all your friends, let’s take a look at how you can use your Facebook avatar in Messenger.
The functionality can be found only in the app and not on the site, however, if you don’t want to install the heavy Facebook app on your phone, then you can create Facebook Avatar on your PC with a workaround.
On the Facebook app, make sure you’ve built your Avatar
Step 1: On your mobile, open the Facebook app and tap on the ‘hamburger’ icon in the bottom right corner to access the menu.
Step 2: Scroll down to ‘See More‘ and press it. Tap Avatar now, which should be the first option in the expanded menu.
Step 3: If this is your first time using Facebook’s avatar, then Facebook gives you the option of setting up your avatar. To customize your avatar according to your tastes, follow the on-screen prompts. The ability to customize your skin tone, hairstyle, facial features, and even your form of body will be given to you.
In Facebook Messenger, How To Use Avatar
Close the Facebook application after you’ve set up your avatar and open the Messenger application on your smartphone.
Initiate a conversation as you usually would with a friend, and tap on the ’emoji’ icon in your text box. Now, next to the ‘recent‘ button, tap the avatar face at the bottom of your screen.
You will now be able to send your avatar emojis and stickers using this option to all your contacts.
Step 1: In the bottom right corner, open your Facebook app, tap the ‘hamburger’ icon, scroll down the menu, then click the ‘See more’ button.
Step 2: Now tap Avatar, and in the upper right corner, pick the stickers.
Step 3: Now pick the sticker you want to share with your friend and choose ‘Send in Messenger‘.
Step 4: This opens the Messenger app on your computer with the sticker editing page that you’ve picked. In the text field at the top of your computer, you can write your message to be sent along with the sticker.
Step 5: Now scroll the contact list and find your friend that you wish to share the sticker with. Once found, tap on ‘Send’ beside their name.
Your selected avatar sticker from the Facebook app will now be directly shared with your desired friend using Messenger.
How to use your Facebook avatar in Messenger as your Profile Picture
When it comes to setting your avatar as your profile image, Messenger and Facebook work in tandem. Once your avatar from the Facebook app is set as your profile picture, it will also automatically appear as your profile picture in Messenger. Let’s figure out how you can accomplish this.
Step 1: On your mobile, open the Facebook app, access the menu using the ‘hamburger’ icon in the bottom right corner of your screen, and scroll down until ‘See more’ is seen. Tap on it to show additional menu items once it has been identified.
Step 2: Tap ‘Avatar’ now and pick the option ‘Share’ on the next page.
step 3: From the sharing menu, select ‘Set as Profile Image’ and you will be taken to your profile image’s avatar customization tab.
Step 4: On this screen, pick your ideal posture and foundation tone, and tap on ‘Next’ at the lower part of your screen whenever you have wrapped up.
Step 5: By default, Facebook is configured for a span of 7 days to use your avatar as your temporary profile image. By tapping on the’7 days’ time option, selecting ‘Custom’, and then entering the desired time period for your avatar profile image, you can customize this duration.
Step 6: Tap on ‘Save’ at the bottom of your screen until completed, and your profile picture will be updated automatically for both Facebook and Messenger.
For both the Facebook app and Messenger, you can now have your preferred avatar pose and background color configured as your profile image. Using your avatar, your friends will recognize you and give you their own avatar stickers via the Messenger app.