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Facebook unveils an app that allows dynamic expression in Africa

By Juliet Umeh

Lovers of a Social Media Networking Application, Facebook, in Africa can now express themselves dynamically using a new app, Avatrars.

This is as the social media network today, unveiled the app.

According to Facebook, Avatars are digital personas that enable people to engage across Facebook and Messenger in a more personal and dynamic way.

It said: “It include hundreds of global sticker packs and integrations with GIF providers and can also be shared across Facebook and Messenger

“You can use your personalised avatar to share a range of emotions and expressions via a digital persona that is unique to you.

“Facebook is home to some of your most personal content and we want to allow people to share and react to that content in the most personalised way possible.

“There are many ways you can use your avatar including in comments, Stories, Messenger and soon, text posts with backgrounds too.

“With so many emotions and expressions to choose from, avatars let you share your authentic reactions and feelings with family and friends across the app. You can customise your avatar with hairstyles, complexions, outfits, COVID-19 support stickers and more,” it explained.

To create your avatar, go to the Facebook or Messenger comment composer, click on the “smiley” button, and then the sticker tab. Click “Create Your Avatar”.

Regional Director, Facebook Africa, Nunu Ntshingila said: “Facebook is home to some of your most personal content and we want to allow people to share and react to that content in the most personalised way possible,”

“We’re excited to give people more options to convey their identity on Facebook, allowing them to share in a more personal, light-hearted way.”

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