WhatsApp is making HUGE change to one of the app's best features – but some of you might hate it | The Sun

WHATSAPP is making a big change to video calls with custom avatars.

You'll be able to make your own cartoon character – just like the Memoji on an Apple iPhone.

These will be available as stickers to send in chats.

But that's not all: you'll also be able to use them as your face during WhatsApp video calls.

A similar feature already existing on iPhone using Apple's Memoji.

Now the sleuths at WABetaInfo have uncovered a similar feature for WhatsApp.

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It's currently "under development" so it's not available yet.

But WABetaInfo has uncovered evidence of the feature.

"There will be a new option within the video call screen that lets us immediately switch to our avatar when a future update drops," said WABetaInfo.

"We will be able to set up our own avatar by launching the 'Avatar Editor': a proper section where we can customize the avatar.

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"When it is configured, we will finally be able to send avatar stickers."

Of course, it won't be useful for everyone.

You might not want to use an avatar – and you're totally free to avoid it.

What you can't avoid is other people using avatars on your screen.

So even if you want to see someone's face during a video call, there's no way to override the avatar.

If you want to try all of the latest WhatsApp features first, follow our guide on how to join the beta below.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.

Scroll down the page until you see "Become a Beta Tester".

Tap the "I'm In" button and then click "Join" to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

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Joining the WhatsApp beta on iOS for iPhone is more difficult, and has limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s guide here.

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