WhatsApp catches up with Apple and Samsung with this long-awaited feature

news hardware WhatsApp catches up with Apple and Samsung with this long-awaited feature

Released by Apple at the same time as iOS 12 in 2018, Memoji are little avatars in our image, which can be used in messaging apps or social networks to interact with friends. And if Apple, Samsung or even Facebook Messenger have adopted them for quite some time, WhatsApp is still lagging behind at this point, but things are moving.

What exactly is a Memoji?

If this name doesn’t mean much to you, a Memoji is simply an emoji (animated or not) on your image. The term was apparently coined by Apple when they were introduced to iOS 12 in September 2018 before seeing them evolve into stickers with iOS 13.

WhatsApp catches up with Apple and Samsung with this long-awaited feature

The idea, also very simple, is to offer you to create an avatar in your image that will then become an emoji, or rather a Memoji, with which you can interact in your discussions with your friends.. Then the great trend of stickers (or stickers) passed, and your Memoji has become a collection in itself, perfectly replacing the classic emojis.

If Apple was the first to democratize them, Samsung quickly followed, along with Facebook and dozens of applications in the App Store or Play Store. But an eternal irreducible remains still and always absent from the list, in fact, WhatsApp, however a subsidiary of Meta like Facebook, is still deprived of this functionality, strange as it may be… But all this should change soon.

As always with WhatsApp news, it is on the reference site
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that we owe the latest findings from the beta files about upcoming features to integrate the public version of the app.

WhatsApp catches up with Apple and Samsung with this long-awaited feature

In their last post on September 21, which talks about version 2.22.21.3, they return to a feature that has been in development for many months and that finally seems to be starting to work, you will have understood, we are talking about a lot about the famous “avatar”. Surprising too when you know that they have been available through Facebook for quite some time.

WhatsApp catches up with Apple and Samsung with this long-awaited feature

Like other applications, you will soon be able to create your avatar directly from WhatsApp, then an algorithm will take care of creating a whole series of stickers on your image to allow you to personalize your messages with your friends a little more.

No date has been announced at the moment, but we can legitimately expect this new feature to arrive very soon in a future update.

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