The enthusiasm of Holi, the festival of colours, has begun. This can also be observed on social-networking platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. According to Facebook, more than 6.6 million posts have been created in the past few days by more than 4 million users in India. To enhance the warmth of the festival, Facebook has brought personalised Holi avatars.
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What is the significance of avatars?
Holi is a festival that strengthens social bonding through colours and sweets. However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led to lockdowns in several districts in India. Social distancing is extremely necessary to stop the cycle of virus infection.
To ensure that the zeal of the festival of colours is not suppressed by the pandemic, Facebook has come up with an innovative concept of Holi avatars. The Holi avatars depict a caricature of the user with colour on the face. People can share these avatars on Facebook to wish their friends and relatives a happy Holi.
How to design your Holi avatar on Facebook?
You can create Holi avatars using the comment composer of Facebook and Messenger apps. Follow these steps.
- Launch the Facebook or Messenger app.
- Go to any comment section.
- Tap the smiley button present within the comment section.
- Choose the sticker tab.
- Tap the ‘Create Your Avatar’ option.
How to add features to your Holi avatar on Facebook?
To add details to your Holi avatar on Facebook, follow these steps.
- Switch to your camera.
- You will get a variety of options including eye colour, skin tones, and hair.
- You can also change the shape of your eyebrows or put on make-up.
Where to find your designed Holi avatar?
Once you design your Holi avatar, you can find it in the sticker tab of your comment section. While commenting on a post or chatting on Messenger, you will get various versions of your created avatar. You can also get your Holi avatars in the Bookmarks section of your Facebook app. It must be noted that to get the library of personalised Holi avatars, your Facebook or Messenger app must be updated.
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