Instagram’s new dynamic profile photo flips between your picture and avatar • TechCrunch

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Instagram announced today that it is introducing a new dynamic profile picture feature that allows users to show off their profile picture as well as their avatar. Prior to this update, you had to choose between displaying a profile picture or your avatar on your profile. Now you can switch between the two.

“Now you can add your avatar to the other side of your photo – and people who visit your profile can switch between the two,” the Meta-owned company said in a statement. tweet.

To add an avatar to the other side of your profile picture, you need to navigate to the “Edit Profile” button. After you add the avatar, your profile picture will be automatically converted to your avatar when people visit your profile.

The social media network notes that this update marks its first time introducing avatar animation, as your avatar will wave when displayed.

Meta brought avatars to Instagram almost a year ago and is now working to make them more prominent in the app by adding the dynamic profile picture feature. The company initially launched avatars in 2020 as a way to compete with Snap’s Bitmoji and has been constantly updating them on Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and Messenger ever since.

The launch of the new Dynamic Profile Photos feature comes a few days after Instagram head Adam Mosseri said the social network will be putting photos more prominently in 2023. In a weekly Q&A with users, Mosseri admitted that Instagram had too many videos and not enough photos last year. He also assured users that photos will always be important to the platform.

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