The fun feature is not working in some cases, and some users have complained about social media.
Why am I unable to get Avatars?
Facebook users can tap the three horizontal lines on the top right of the Facebook app to access Avatars.
Under the “see more” portion, the option to build one appears.
Some users have posted on Reddit, however, that they are unable to see the new functionality.
Making sure you have the new version of Facebook installed on your phone is one way to resolve this.
Head to the Google Play store on Android, then pick the menu. To update, tap on my apps and games and scroll down to Facebook.
You can go to the App Store on an iPhone and go to your Apple account by clicking the icon in the upper right corner. Scroll down to Facebook, then hit Refresh.
Some users have mentioned finding a workaround in Messenger if that does not give you access to Avatars.
“User Briaugar said on Reddit: “Open your last message and in the comment bar, click on the smiley face.
Once the stickers are opened, click on what looks like the Angry Bird on the bottom left. The maker of Avatar will open it.
Apparently, by going to the stickers and selecting the purple face, you can also access Avatars, which should allow you to customize your character.
Users can also go to the bookmarks under “see more” and search for Avatars.
Finally, it is likely that Avatars have actually not yet been rolled out to your account, so sit tight and be patient to arrive with the update.
What are Facebook Avatars?
Facebook’s response to Bitmoji, a similar tool purchased by Snapchat in 2016, is Avatars.
To look as you want, you can design the cartoon characters and post them in Facebook comments and on Messenger.
Once you have developed an Avatar, in various poses or scenes, you will be able to share them.
It is intended to spice up Facebook and is presumably intended to draw younger users back to the app.
“The Avatars feature lets you customize your own personal avatar for use in stickers across comments and Messenger,” Facebook explained.
“It lets people create a new persona, allowing them to share across Facebook and Messenger in a more personal, light-hearted way.”
Avatars have been out for several months in the UK, but last week they were released in the US.
How to use Facebook Avatars
When you go to post a comment on the News Feed, you will start to see a new smiley-face icon.
It will also appear on the Messenger tab for sticker collection.
If you select it, you can build a Facebook Avatar that looks the way you want it to.
It begins with a gender-neutral face, with 18 different characteristics that can be personalized.
You can also edit the shape of your body, hairstyle, wardrobe, and more.
You can share it on Facebook and Messenger once your Avatar has been created.