It’s not long ago that GOALthe old Facebook, announced a series of Avatars created by AI that, basically, were a copy of those that the iPhone has been offering in FaceTime for more than 5 years, that is, its well-known Memoji. Recently we can use them in our Instagram and Messenger video conversations. Now, WhatsApp It seems that, as expected, he also joins the party.
According to what the portal specialized in advancing all the news of the app informs us, WaBetaInfothe instant messaging platform, which is also owned by META, is working on a video calling feature where we can use our avatars.
This feature is expected to allow users to replace themselves with avatars during video calls to make them more fun. It is currently being tested on Android, according to the report, after the company introduced the avatar calling feature esen real time for Instagram and Messenger in July, so it was to be expected that WhatsApp would incorporate a similar function sooner or later.
According to reports, WABetaInfothe messaging platform is implementing this video call function where we can be replaced by an avatar to a limited number of testers of the beta version of WhatsApp for Android.
How will it work?
Beyond being a new option focused on entertainment, the truth is that, through this novelty, WhatsApp also intends to improve user privacy by hiding their real appearance with an avatar, while allowing them to participate in the video call. . This new feature is expected to add a fun and personalized touch to video calls, making interactions more expressive. It is also likely to help users when they are not camera ready and want a third option between camera off and camera on.
To check if the feature is enabled for your app account, try make a video call to see if there is an avatar button available within the call screen. If so, just click on it to see how you are given the option of, on the one hand, using an avatar already created or, on the other hand, generating an avatar in your image and likeness to use in video calls. Then the app would recognize your features, and the avatar would buy your gestures.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has dedicated a lot of time and effort to improve user experience when using this feature. When users opt for video avatar mode, it will replicate their movements and facial expressions in real time, adding a layer of realism to their interactions. Of course, when choosing to use this mode, users must accept the privacy notice that explains how their information is used to improve the service and guarantee its protection. It is essential to note that even when using video avatar mode, calls remain end-to-end encrypted so the security of the service remains unaltered.