What Are TikTok Avatars & How to Make a Custom Avatar on TikTok
On June 7, 2022, TikTok introduced Avatars, a new way for people to show their personalities.
TikTok Avatars feature allows users to make avatars to fit their preferences, and then they can use avatars to cover their faces when recording videos.
An avatar on TikTok is a visual presentation of who you are and more dynamic than a profile picture, similar to Bitmoji. If you don’t want to show identity when recording videos in the TikTok app, an avatar is exactly what you need.
TikTok offers many predesigned avatars. You can choose one and use it. Also, you can create a new avatar. To customize the appearance of your avatar, TikTok provides different skin tones, hairstyles, eye colors, accessories, brows, and more.
After making your avatar, you can start recording videos. As you gesture and move, your avatar mimics your movements. What’s more, you can try out the Avatar Voice effect to use a new voice for your avatar.
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How to Make a Custom TikTok Avatar?
How to create avatars for TikTok? Here’s the tutorial on how to make a TikTok avatar.
Step 1. Firstly, make sure that you’re running the latest version of the TikTok app.
Step 2. Open your TikTok app and tap the + at bottom of the screen to open the camera.
Step 3. Tap the Effects tab at the bottom-left corner and click on the TikTok avatars effect.
Note: If you can’t see this effect, just click the magnifying glass icon and type “tiktok avatar” to search for it manually.
Step 4. Once you click the TikTok Avatars, you’ll see a panel with predesigned avatars. Tap one of them to preview it.
To create a customized avatar, click the New and choose one of the avatars to edit it.
Step 5. Then, you can customize the avatar as you like. You can click a category like Head, Browse, Eye, and more to customize the look of your avatar.
Step 6. When you’re done, click the Done at the top right corner.
Your new TikTok avatar will automatically be selected to replace your face on TikTok’s camera screen.
Step 7. If you want to try out the Avatar Voice effect, tap the Effects tab, click the Avatar Voice effect icon, and choose a voice style.
Step 8. Tap the Record button to create a video. Speak into the microphone while recording.
Step 9. After recording, edit the video as normal. You can add text, stickers, filters, etc.
To enrich the video, TikTok lets you add a miniature avatar. Click the Effects tab and choose one from your TikTok avatars to add a miniature avatar to your video.
You can change the size and place of your miniature avatar. To change its reactions, you should tap the expressions on the screen.
Step 10. Post the video with your new avatar as a regular TikTok or click the Post to Story to share this video to your TikTok Stories.
TikTok avatar is available now! Just make your new TikTok avatar and use it to share your video.