What is Avatar?

An avatar is a digital, cartoon-like rendering of a user’s likeness. Avatars can be personalized to encapsulate each of a human user’s facial characteristics. Additionally, an avatar’s hair can be styled to match the user’s hair and accessories such as eyeglasses and earrings can also be incorporated to further complement its human counterpart. Avatars are used in digital communities such as chat rooms, video game settings, social media, and beyond to personalize virtual experiences.

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