How to use my Facebook avatar on WhatsApp

Gone are the days when consumers used emojis, gifs, and stickers to express their feelings. People lean towards Apple’s Memoji and Snapchat Bitmoji during chats and conversations. You can create your version of these avatars using tons of customization options, dress styles, hairstyles, and more. Facebook is also getting on the train with the launch of Avatar. And the good news is that you can easily use Facebook avatars during WhatsApp chats, and even install an avatar as your display image on WhatsApp.


Facebook avatars on WhatsApp

Facebook’s avatars are more important than those of its rivals. Firstly, it directly reaches over 1 billion users, and secondly, the company has left no stone unturned when it comes to customization options. In my experience, the customization options are even better than what Apple and Snapchat offer to users.

After creating a Facebook avatar from scratch, the company offers a list of ready-made avatars with different expressions and styles. Of course, there is no direct way to save them to your phone’s gallery. But Facebook offers an efficient way to share them using other social networks like Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Messenger, etc.

We have already covered a detailed guide on creating Facebook avatars. In this article, we will explain how to use Facebook avatars in WhatsApp and Messenger. Let’s start.

Create Facebook avatars

We already have a detailed guide on how to create Facebook avatars from scratch. We won’t go into all the customization details and will quickly cover the process in the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your iPhone or Android.

2nd step: Go to the Facebook menu in the lower right corner of the iPhone. If you are using Facebook on Android, the option will be in the upper right corner.

Step 3: Select the Avatars option.

Create an avatar

Create an avatar

Step 4: This will open up the avatar creation menu with tons of customization options.

Step 5: Now is the time to add more items to your avatar. You can select skin tones, hairstyle, face shape, glasses, facial hair and even customize outfits to make them closer to your look and style.

Glasses avatar

Glasses avatar
Avatar outfit

Avatar outfit

Step 6: At any time, you can go back to the menu and modify any detail. When done, tap the Done button in the top right corner.

Now Avatar is ready for use on Facebook. Tap the sticker menu above and check out the ready-made stickers based on your avatar.

Use Facebook avatars on WhatsApp

Facebook’s transparent implementation of avatars allows you to use them in the Facebook comments section, Facebook Messenger, and set them as your profile picture. But the process is not that easy when trying to use it on WhatsApp. Follow the steps below to use Facebook avatars on WhatsApp.

Step 1: During WhatsApp conversations, you might feel like you’re using a Facebook avatar in the chat. To do this, open the Facebook app on your device.

2nd step: Go to the Facebook menu and load your current avatar.

Step 3: Tap the Sticker menu in the top right corner and load all the default stickers based on your avatar.

More sharing options

More sharing options
IOS Share Menu

IOS Share Menu

Step 4: Tap on the sticker you want to use in WhatsApp, and it will ask you to share using the native Share menu.

Step 5: Select More options and tap WhatsApp. Select the conversation you want to share the sticker in and WhatsApp will share it as a picture.

Share avatar on WhatsApp 2

Share avatar on WhatsApp 2

The problem with the method is that each time you will have to go to the Facebook app’s Avatar menu to share your Avatar sticker on WhatsApp. The best solution is that you can save these Facebook avatars as an image in your phone’s gallery and use the WhatsApp image picker to send avatars.

Save Facebook avatars to phone

Once you share the Facebook avatar on WhatsApp, it is quite easy to save them on the phone. Let me explain in detail.

First of all, you need to share the Facebook avatar on WhatsApp using the trick above. Now follow the step by step instructions below to save Facebook avatars to phone gallery.

Step 1: Open the WhatsApp conversation in which you have shared Facebook avatars.

2nd step: Tap the avatar photo you want to save.

Step 3: Tap the Share button in the lower left corner.

Select share

Select share
Save avatar

Save avatar

Step 4: Select Save and it will save the Facebook avatar photo to the device gallery.

From now on, you can easily send the Facebook avatar in a conversation using the default image picker in WhatsApp.

When you use the share button in WhatsApp to save the picture, it also offers to set the avatar as your profile picture on WhatsApp. Crop the image circularly and you are ready to set it as display image on WhatsApp.

Set as profile

Set as profile

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Edit avatar

Edit avatar

To edit your avatar, go to the Avatar menu and press the Edit button. Make the necessary changes in the familiar avatar creation menu and hit the Done button at the top.

Share Facebook avatars wherever you are

Facebook may have been late in this game, but the overall Avatar implementation is thoughtful. There are rich customization options to create Avatar, and you can use it anywhere in the app as well as on other platforms like WhatsApp, iMessage, etc. using the share menu. Now go ahead and wow your friends with unique Facebook avatars.

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Last updated August 25, 2020

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