Veterans of the place will remember how just a few years ago, the Internet was full of personalized avatars that users of social platforms such as forums or messaging services used to represent their image to other people. The arrival of smartphones in our lives meant that we all had a camera in our pocket so that personalized avatars were forgotten since the vast majority replaced them with their photographs.
Dozens of apps allow you to create these types of images for free, to later use them as profile images on social networks, messaging services, or any other type of platform. But that doesn’t mean that avatars have gone out of style, far from it. In this article, we select the best apps to create personalized avatars from mobile.
Create your personalized avatar from your mobile with these five apps
At the time, we already talked more in-depth about ZEPETO, an application to create “virtual clones”, which a few months after its arrival had already managed to amass a community of millions of users from all over the world. It is a tool that, through a selfie, allows us to create our avatar automatically, as well as personalize it with clothing, different haircuts, accessories, and more.
In addition to allowing the generation and export of personalized avatars from an image, ZEPETO also offers the possibility of generating emoji packs using the avatar itself and even creating animated clips featuring our character. The application is available on Google Play and can be downloaded for free.
The vast majority of applications for creating avatars allow you to generate images with a unique style. In the case of Chibi Avatar, as its name suggests, we are offered the possibility of creating chibi-style manga avatars. Unlike other tools, it is not even necessary to upload your image, but the appearance of the avatar can be customized from the first moment. Even the styles of famous characters from manga culture like Naruto are included.
Once our “Xiibi” has been created, the app offers the possibility of saving the image in the phone’s storage to use it as an avatar in any application or platform.
For many, it may not even be necessary to install an extra application on their mobile to create their personalized avatar. Gboard, Google’s keyboard app, has included for some time the function of creating your own “Minis” or “thumbnails” based on an image, following the steps that we already explained at the time.
Once the emoji pack is created, all you have to do is display the keyboard in any application that allows it – WhatsApp or Telegram, for example – and send the emoji you want to use as an avatar. When it has been sent, you will only have to save the image in the gallery to use it later as a profile photo on any platform.
Bitmoji is probably the most famous and used tool for creating custom avatars. Thanks to its Android application, you can quickly generate and customize a “virtual clone”, and adjust any aspect before sharing it with the world.
One of the peculiarities of Bitmoji is that thanks to its popularity, it has come to be integrated into other applications such as Snapchat or Gboard itself so that once our Bitmoji is created, it will be available in any of the compatible apps to send it as a sticker or emoticon. Of course, there is also the possibility of downloading the avatar for free to use as a profile photo on social networks.
The last application in this selection is FaceQ, a tool that accumulates more than 10 million downloads on Google Play and a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Like the other apps, FaceQ allows us to customize the avatar to our liking, changing the hairstyle, facial features, clothes, or accessories. It will even be possible to add texts to the image before exporting it.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.