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Meta Partners With Puma As Users Create Over A Billion Avatars

Meta says, ‘We’re adding a handful of new avatar body shapes to help you better express yourself’

The metaverse scores big after more than one billion users have created digital avatars of themselves using Meta platforms.

Meta also announced that it is adding some improvements to Meta Avatars that’ll help users freshen up their look. “We’re adding a handful of new avatar body shapes to help you better express yourself — especially if expressing yourself means dancing along to ‘Hips Don’t Lie,’ Meta wrote in a post.

In addition, the WhatsApp parent company has also partnered with Puma to bring seven new outfits to the Meta Avatars Store. “We’re adding a bit more sparkle to your eyes, brushing some volume into your hair and making clothes look more realistic and textured. You’ll see these changes when you use your avatar outside of virtual reality (VR).”

New body shapes

After gathering lots of feedback from its prior avatars in 2021, Meta has apparently listened to user demands and has made changes to avatar looks. “We’re adding more choices, simple as that. You’ll be able to choose from a wider range of body shape options, including two curvier body shapes. We’re refining some of our existing options to help differentiate them as well.”

The metaverse – and now AI – company believes that self-expression and representation matter and that, “We’ll continue adding more options over time, working toward a future where everyone can create an avatar they love.”

Meta says it has also “overhauled” how a user’ avatar’s hair, clothing and eyes appear in stickers, profile pictures, cover photos and more. And that users can now enjoy additional detail and realism to both hair and clothing with more changes to come.

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