Facebook Avatar: How To Create Your Cartoon Version on Mobile

Facebook Avatar

If you are a Facebook user, then you might have seen your feed getting filled with customized cartoon characters known as Facebook Avatar. This is the newest feature of Facebook which is quite similar to Snapchat’s Bitmoji and Apple’s Memoji.

Facebook Avatars was also recently made accessible in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Canada.

The organization has revealed that one of its greatest market by client accounts using this new feature resides in India.

With the help of Facebook Avatar, you can create a cartoonish character of yourself and use it as your story, profile picture, stickers etc.

The Avatar can also be used in other apps like Snapchat, Twitter, Mail, and Instagram.

In this article we will show you how to make the perfect Facebook Avatar using your Android or iOS device.

How to Create a Facebook Avatar?

Before you start the process, don’t forget to update your Facebook app.

This is important and if you are using the older version, then you might not be able to make Facebook Avatar.

1) First go to App Store or Google Play store and update the Facebook app on your smartphone.

2) Now Open the Facebook application and click on the hamburger menu on the top right corner. (For iOS users it will be at the bottom right corner of the screen)

3) Now scroll down and click on the See More option.

4) Here select the Avatar option.

5) Now you will have to customize your Avatar.

Here you will have the option to choose a hairstyle, face lines, face shape, skin colour, clothes and many other options.

You can personalize the Avatar as you like, and even make it very similar to your own face.

Options like body shape is also available to give you a more natural and realistic feel.

6) After you are done with all the specification, customization and alternation simply click on the done button and your Avatar will be saved.

Facebook will also ask for a pose of your Avatar that you wish to present it to your friends. You can skip this if you want.

Now you are all done.

How to Use Avatar in Facebook Messenger?

After you are done making your own avatar using the above steps, simply open your Facebook Messenger app.

Next start a chat with a friend and tap on the emoji icon on your keyboard.

Here click on the Avatar icon and you will see several stickers of the Avatar you just made on Facebook.

Now easily send your Avatar on Messenger just like you send any other emoji.

How to Share Avatars from the Facebook App to your Messenger?

1) Open the Facebook app and click on the hamburger icon.

2) Now scroll down and click on the See More option.

3) Next select the Avatar icon in the top right corner of the screen.

4) Here you will see different avatar stickers, select the one you wish to send in messenger.

5) Now tap on Send in Messenger option.

6) After click on the send in messenger option, this will instantly open Facebook Messenger.

7) You can even type a message you want to send with the avatar sticker.

8) Next scroll the contact list and find the person to whim you want to send your Avatar sticker.

How to Use your Facebook Avatar as your Profile Picture?

Well the Facebook Avatar is a great way to add a fun factor to your profile.

After you make an avatar there will be many emotions and stickers presented to you of that avatar.

Many people on Facebook are using this as their profile picture and getting lots of compliments for it.

Let us now understand how to use your Facebook avatar as your Profile Picture.

1) Open the Facebook app on your smartphone.

2) Click on the hamburger icon.

3) Now scroll down and click on the See More option.

4) Next select the Avatar icon in the top right corner of the screen.

5) Here you will see different avatar stickers, select the one you wish to make your profile picture.

6) Now click on the share option.

7) Here you will see different sharing options, select set as profile picture.

8) Now you will land on the customization page for your profile picture.

9) You can also select your pose and even change the background colour before keeping the avatar as your profile picture.

10) Now click on the Next button and you are all done.

Remember that Facebook by default keeps the avatar as your temporary profile picture.

You can of course change it by clicking on ‘7 days’ time option.

Simply click on ‘Custom’ and change the time duration for your avatar profile picture.

After you are done, don’t forget to tap on the ‘Save’ option to ensure your changes are saved.


In brief, social media apps like Facebook are coming up with new features every now and then. Leaning and understanding to use them is pretty easy and simple.

Though this avatar option was not new if you already knew about Bijmoji and Memoji.

But creating new things is always fun, so what’s the wait?

Go now and create your own Facebook Avatar with the help of the above guide.


Written by GeekyGuy

Geeky Guy is inspired by innovative technology taking shape around the world and this is what motivate him to start Geek After Hours, a tech blog featuring how to guides about computer, laptops, mobiles, software, and gadgets. He also like to write reviews about technology products with an aim to help you make better buying decisions.