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Facebook Avatar on Desktop Computers or iPads

What to know if you don’t use a smartphone

If you were on Facebook this weekend, you no doubt saw that it was flooded with oddly puerile cartoon characters that look like something out of an early-2000s children’s show.

They’re called Avatars, and they’re Facebook’s answer to Snapchat’s Bitmoji. The feature has been around for a while, but it recently launched for users in the United States—making Avatars the talk of the town for locked-down Americans across the land. In a nutshell, Avatars let you create a customized cartoon version of yourself (that probably doesn’t look like you; let’s be honest) to use in comments and stories.

But if you use Facebook exclusively on a desktop computer or an iPad, you might be missing out on some of the fun. After Facebook executive Fidji Simo announced the Avatar rollout last week, a number of users responded to say that the feature didn’t seem to be available to them yet.

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