Facebook recently launched personalized social media avatars for its Australian site. The new code will display the avatars on Messenger chats and News Feed comments.
The new function will likely be popular with consumers who are already accustomized to similar digitized self-representation from other social media sites like SnapChat. “There’s been a ton of work put into this from the product and design perspective to find out, with how many people on Facebook, how to make this as representative as possible,” says Jimmy Raimo, the communication manager for Facebook Avatars. Facebook's avatars have 18 customizable traits including clothing, skin tone, size, gender, hair color, and hairstyle.
This playful and customizable feature is a way for users to more accurately represent themselves online and will soon be available internationally.
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