How to create your avatar on Instagram

Deepak Gupta June 18, 2022
Updated 2022/06/18 at 1:47 PM

In order to affirm the individuality of each user and guarantee reactions adapted to the appearance of each one, Instagram followed in the footsteps of Snapchat and it is now possible to create avatars.

If you don’t know how to do it, continue to the article, because we will explain it to you!




In 2019, Meta introduced avatars to Facebook Messenger, and now Instagram has received this feature as well. Through these drawings, the user can create an online persona and edit its appearance, so that it looks as much like itself as possible (or be completely different, it's up to each one).

As with Snapchat, Apple's operating system and Samsung smartphones, users can use these avatars to react to messages, for example, sharing that image with their followers and friends.

Apparently, this new feature of Instagram comes to clarify the goals of Meta for the future of what could become the virtual society. the head of Instagram Adam Mosseri confirmed that these new avatars will play an important role in the virtual world, in the sense that they allow us to visually represent real people.

Learn how to create your avatar on Instagram

For now, the avatar of users on Instagram can only be created from the application, and it is not possible to do it through the computer. That said, know that, although it seems like a somewhat hidden resource, it is very simple to find it and give shape to your virtual “I”.

To implement this guide, an Android smartphone was used, but the process is similar on an iOS.

Firstly, open the Instagram app and click on your profile in the bottom right corner.

Instagram feed

Once on your profile, click on the three horizontal dashes in the upper right corner.

Instagram profile

access Definitions > Account > avatar.

After these steps, the Instagram avatar creation page will open and you must click on To start.

Avatar Instagram

From here, you can select facial shape and skin color, hair size, texture and color, facial blemishes or textures, eye and eyebrow color and shape, body shape, clothing, among other elements.

In this way, it will give rise to your avatar that can be used in Instagram messages and in stories or photos shared with your friends and followers.

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