WhatsApp now allows you to make video calls using avatars on Android smartphones, and has started implementing this tool that tracks users’ facial movements and expressions in real time.
Since announcing its interest in developing Metaverse, the technology company Meta has introduced the possibility of using three-dimensional (3D) avatars in some applications such as Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.
Last summer, Meta introduced the ability to make video calls using avatars to these last two social networks in both its iOS application and Android mobile version.
According to WaBetaInfo, the feature has started rolling into WhatsApp with version 220.127.116.11 through the Google Play Beta program.
This feature allows the company to suggest an avatar that tracks your facial movements and expressions in real time instead of your image, allowing you to protect your privacy during video calls.
The new tab, which is currently available to beta testers of the application, maintains the end-to-end encryption system for WhatsApp calls and introduces a button to return to regular video at any time.