Meta extends 3D avatars to Instagram in India amid metaverse push

  • Meta on May 24 announced that it is bringing 3D avatars to Instagram Stories and direct messages and rolling out updated avatars to Facebook and Messenger in India, as the company takes another step toward its long-term vision of building the metaverse.
  • This rollout comes nearly five months after Meta had rolled out 3D avatars for Instagram in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in January this year.
  • Meta first introduced avatars on Facebook in May 2020, allowing users to create a virtual version of themselves as stickers.