You’ve probably seen people posting avatars that look almost like Bitmoji or Memoji avatars all over your Facebook feed. If you can’t figure out how to get your own, don’t worry. The process isn’t very obvious, but once you know what to look for, setting up your avatar is easy. Here’s how to how to make a Facebook avatar and how to use your own mini-me.
How to find the avatar option
To get to the setup, open the Facebook app and tap on the menu. Then, tap on See More and Avatars. Now you should be looking at the avatar creation screen. From here you can choose the skin tone, face shape, hairstyle, facial features, body shape, and clothing for your avatar.
If you can’t remember what your particular facial features look like while you’re setting up your avatar, just tap on the mirror icon in the upper right corner. Your camera will open and you will be able to look at yourself in a little rectangle while you choose facial features.
Once you’re done, click the checkmark icon to save your avatar. Now it’s ready to use.
How to use your Facebook Avatar
The stickers are also accessible through the avatar section of the app. Once you finish up creating your avatar, you will see three icons in the upper right of the screen. Tap on the Sticker icon and you will see all of your custom avatar stickers that are available to use. When you decide to use one, tap on the sticker and choose either the “Send in Messenger” or “More Options” buttons. If you choose More Options, a new screen will open and will give you a wide range of sharing options for your convenience, from email to your Facebook feed. For example, if you choose Send in Messenger, you can choose who to send your sticker from your contact list.
If you want, you can also turn your new avatar into your Facebook profile picture. Simply go back to Facebook’s avatar section by navigating to the menu, then tapping “See More” and “Avatars.” Your new avatar will be standing there patiently, ready to spring into action.
In the upper right corner of your screen, you will see three icons. If you tap the arrow icon, a menu will appear. From there, choose “Set as Profile Picture,” then select a pose from the list along with the matching background of your choice. Finally, tap the “Next” button to view your options.
You’ll be able to choose whether to make the avatar your profile picture permanently or temporarily. Just click the standard “save” option to make it permanent, just like any other profile picture. Choosing “7 days” will make it temporary, and your profile picture will revert back after a week.
How to edit your Facebook Avatar
If you enjoy experimenting with your appearance on a regular basis, or it’s just been a while and your avatar no longer looks like you, it might be time to give it an update. Start by tapping on the pencil icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. That will take you back to the creation screen for your avatar, where you can make changes to all the available options.
You can use the tool to make sweeping changes to your avatar or just change the avatar’s outfit to reflect your current mood.