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How Do I Edit My Avatar on Facebook?
Have you ever heard of Facebook Avatar? An avatar is basically a cartoon-like version of you. You can use it as a profile photo on Facebook and Messenger. It also comes with a full set of automatically generated custom stickers that you can use anytime, just like the rest of Facebook’s stickers.
Setting up an avatar is quite simple. If you have already managed to successfully create one, kudos to you! The thing is, what if you are not quite satisfied with your current Facebook Avatar? Can you still change it? Yes, definitely!
3D Avatar Customization
As of February 2022, Meta has recently rolled out its 3D avatar customization, but for now, this feature is only available in select regions like the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The process for customizing avatars on Facebook is still the same. Therefore, the steps mentioned in this article are still applicable.
Changing Your FB Avatar Is Easy!
By now, you’re probably wondering how you can change it. Have no fret because all you need to do is follow these simple steps:
For this step, you will need to log in to your Facebook account via the mobile app. It doesn’t matter whether you’re on Android or iPhone, as long as you are using the app. Just make sure you have updated the app to its latest version, or else you might encounter problems such as the Avatar not showing up.
Next, you will need to go to your account menu. Just click the hamburger icon on your Facebook app. It’s usually located on the bottom-right corner of your app interface. Once you open the main menu, it will display several options such as Friends, Groups, Marketplace, Watch, Dating, Memories, etc.
Select “Avatars,” which is located right next to “Friends.” Once selected, it will automatically open your Facebook Avatar interface. If you already have an existing avatar, simply click the “Edit” button at the top-right portion. It’s the button that looks like a pencil.
Now, you are all set to change or update your avatar! You can change it according to how you want it to look. You can update its hair, skin tone, makeup, eye color, nose, etc. You can also update your avatar’s clothes. Facebook regularly adds new clothes so your avatar won’t go out of style!
Just be careful not to accidentally kill or close the app, or else the changes you made in your avatar will not be saved. You will have to start all over again.
Once you are done changing your avatar, just click “Done.” You can also use the mirror feature to compare the avatar to your actual appearance. After saving the changes you made to your avatar, the update will be universal. This means the changes will be applied across all Facebook platforms, including Messenger. The same goes for your custom avatar stickers.
If you choose to use the updated avatar as your profile photo, just click the “Share” icon and select “Make Profile Picture.”
So there you have it! Changing your Facebook Avatar is quite easy. It will come in handy, especially if you want to frequently update your avatar’s makeup and clothes. Also, it’s like playing a mini dress-up game while you’re on Facebook!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Kent Peligrino