Meta adds 3D avatars for Instagram, new options for Facebook, Messenger

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Meta teamed up with the NFL to enable people to outfit their Avatars in the colors of the two teams that will battle it out in the Big Game

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Meta Monday detailed several updates to Avatars across its various platforms.

The company began rolling out its updated 3D Avatars to Facebook, Instagram DMs, Instagram Stories and Messenger in Canada, Mexico and the U.S., and they can be used as feed posts, profile pictures, stickers and other elements.

Instagram is getting new 3D avatars in its Stories feature and Direct Messages (DMs). This will allow users in select regions to appear as their virtual selves in stickers feed posts, and even profile pictures.

The avatars will consist of facial shapes which can now be adjusted to cause them to extra authentic. They may even consist of diverse implants, listening to aids, and wheelchairs to be extra including customers with disabilities.

“Since revealing our long-term vision of the metaverse at Connect 2021, we’ve continued building out this next evolution of social technology, building towards a future where you can sit in the same room as loved ones who are actually thousands of miles away or work naturally with a talented team that spans the globe,” Aigerim Shorman, Meta’s General Manager for avatars and identity, wrote in a new blog post.

As announced via Zuck’s official Facebook, Meta’s avatar feature — a way to represent yourself in cute-sy cartoon form, akin to Apple’s Memoji or Bitstrips’ Bitmoji — now boasts several new customization options, including expanded skin tones, facial expressions, and other visual traits.

The tech CEO also wrote that Meta is “starting to experiment with digital clothing too, including official NFL shirts you can wear for the Super Bowl.”

Meta avatar is now three-dimensional, wears a Super Bowl LVI shirt, and can stand in on your living, respiration self throughout almost your complete social media presence.

“One day you’ll have multiple avatars ranging from expressive to photorealistic. Looking forward to sharing more soon,” Zuckerberg ominously added.

Given Zuck’s latest, instead swag-much less avatar, I’m type of hoping it really works out.

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