Did you come across a cartoon feature on Instagram that is maybe used by everybody and you are wondering what it is? If yes, then I’d like to tell you that it is one of the features Instagram offers to its users and it is known as Instagram Avatar. What is Instagram Avatar? It is a customizable 3D persona that can reflect your physical traits or how you want your followers to see you online.
The avatar is even more fun and inclusive than you expect. And you can customize almost everything about it. Some of what you can customize include; your avatar’s hairstyles, outfits, facial lines, dresses, and more. Also, using your Android or your iPhone app you can create and customize your avatar anytime you want just like every other user on Instagram. Are you wondering how? If yes, then you should keep reading to know.
How to Create and Customize Instagram Avatar
Creating or even customizing Instagram Avatars is very easy. There are two different ways you can set or create your Instagram Avatar. One you can create/customize your account using your Android or iOS Instagram app. While another way you can is through your Facebook account.
Using your Facebook account to create your Instagram Avatar can only be done if your Facebook and Instagram profile is synced. Then when you create an Avatar on your Facebook account, it becomes your Instagram avatar too. And you can decide to leave or change. Meanwhile, if you want to customize or create your Instagram Avatar, here are the steps you can follow below;
- Turn on your mobile device
- Turn on your internet connection
- Open the Instagram app on your device
- Tap on your profile
- On your profile page, locate and click on the edit profile icon
- On the redirected page, locate and tap on the “create avatar” link.
- Then get started by choosing a skin tone for your avatar
- Then personalize your avatar with hairstyles, outfits, make-up, and more.
Once you are done with that, you can now click on “Done” and “Save Changes” to save your created avatar. After your avatar has been created, you would have different personalized stickers of your avatar that you can add to your stories or share with your friends in their Dm.
How to Share My Instagram Avatar on My Story
After you have taken a video or photo you want to share with your story for your friends and followers to view, do you know that you can add your avatar to it before sharing it with your story? How? Here are simple steps on how to go about that below;
- Open your Instagram app
- Swipe right to add to your story
- Select a picture or video or take one
- Once you have done that, click on the sticker icon at the top page of the picture you have selected.
- From the sticker options, click on “avatar”
- Select the avatar you would like to add to your story
Once you have done that, you can now click on “your story” to post the picture or video to your story.
How to Share My Instagram Avatar in My DMs
Sharing your Avatar with your friends in your DM is very easy to do. However, in this section of this article, I would be enlightening you on how to share your Instagram avatar with your friends as stickers. Here are steps on how to share your IG avatar in your dm below;
- Open your Instagram app
- Go to your messages
- Click on whom you want to chat with
- Tap on the “sticker” icon
- Click on “avatar”
After that, tap on the avatar you want to send to your friend. You can do this continuously to share your avatar with your friends as many times as you want.
Can I Change My Avatar After Creating It?
Yes, you can. You can decide to change your avatar whenever you want. The process is also a very easy one. All you just need to do is go to your profile, and click on “edit profile”. The on your profile page. Tap on “edit avatar”. Then you can now change your avatar’s looks and click on “done” and “save changes” to save the changes you have made on your avatar. Then automatically, your stickers would change to your avatar’s new look.
Can I Customize or Change My Avatar Using my PC Device?
No, changing or customizing your Instagram avatar cannot be done using your PC device. So, if you want to change your Instagram avatar you can just follow the above-listed steps using your Android or iPhone Instagram app.
How to Delete My Instagram Avatar
Just like how easy it is to create your Instagram Avatar, deleting it is also very easy. So, do you want to delete your present IG avatar? Maybe because you need to change its look or for some other reason. Worry less as the process is a very easy one.
Meanwhile, if you need to change your Avatar’s looks and for that reason, you want to delete it, you can just edit and customize your avatar to your new taste. But if you feel the need to delete your Instagram Avatar, here are simple steps you can follow to delete it below;
- Open your Instagram app
- Go to your profile section
- Click on “Edit profile”
- On your profile page, tap on “Edit avatar”
- On the redirected page, locate and click on the “delete icon”.
- Confirm you want to delete by tapping on the delete button.
However, note that deleting your avatar on your IG account could also delete it permanently from all synced accounts. And if you want to create a new one after deleting it, you sure can do so.