WhatsApp will allow you to use avatars to make video calls on Android phones, where it has begun to implement this tool, which follows users’ facial movements and expressions in real time.
Since announcing its interest in the development of the metaverse, the technology company Meta has been introducing the possibility of using three-dimensional (3D) avatars in some of its applications, such as Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.
Last summer, Meta introduced the ability to make video calls using avatars in these last two social networks, both in its application for iOS and in its version for Android mobiles.
This functionality has now begun to be deployed in WhatsApp, through the Google Play Beta Program, with version 188.8.131.52, according to WaBetaInfo.
With this feature, the company offers users to protect their privacy during video calls, since instead of their image it proposes an avatar that follows facial movements and expressions in real time.
In this new tab, currently available to beta testers of the application, the end-to-end encryption system for WhatsApp calls is maintained and a button is introduced to return to the normal video at any time.
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