Our latest edition of Microsoft Weekly is jampacked with news about Microsoft handing out free USBs to Insiders, the integration of AI in even more Redmond products, and pirated Windows (!).
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It seems that Avatars for Microsoft Teams will hit general availability in May 2023. Powered by the Microsoft Mesh MR platform, these personalized creations will allow you to take camera breaks.
WhatsApp now has avatars that can serve as your profile picture. Your avatar can also be used in 36 expressive stickers that you can send to friends and family. The update rolls out today.
Meta has updated its avatars to be more inclusive of people with certain disabilities. NFL fans can also equip their avatars ready for Super Bowl LVI which is set to take place on February 13.
Microsoft is bringing Mesh to Teams, enabling organizations to create immersive mixed-reality spaces to host meetings between personalized avatars. Over 800 3D emoji are being made available too.
Microsoft is adding a bunch of new options for customizing your Xbox avatar. Announced almost two years ago, the feature is now available through the Avatar Editor app to Xbox Insiders.
A source familiar with the new Xbox Live Avatars has claimed that they'll be rolled out during April and that some Microsoft employees already have access to them. Alpha testers will get them soon.
If you didn't think tech could get any more bizarre, then you haven't heard CEO Akash Nigram talk about his new startup called Genies, which makes an app designed to bring rival Bitmoji to its knees.
Changes to the rather mundane avatars for Xbox have been promised for two years. At E3 this year, Microsoft even said the revamped icons would show up this fall. Bad news, folks: That's not happening.
More than two years after our first glimpse at Microsoft's plans to revamp its Xbox Live Avatars, we now have a time window for the update. It will feature new graphics and customization options.
Microsoft's Mike Ybarra has provided a 'sneak peek' at how Xbox avatars will look with a new wheelchair option - and the images suggest that more detailed avatars may be on the way for everyone.
Xbox avatars can be extensively customized, but wheelchair users currently have no way to accurately portray themselves in digital form. But Xbox chief Phil Spencer says that option is "not far off".
Microsoft will be releasing the new Xbox One Experience on November 12 to all users and the company has now posted a couple of videos showcasing some of the features that are headed to the console.
Microsoft has rolled out new features for its Xbox One users which includes an expansion to allow a 12-person Part Chat. The particular feature had received 2200 votes on the Xbox Feedback Forum.
Earlier today, Microsoft announced a new Avatars app for Windows 10 and if you look in the new beta store in the Technical Preview, you can try it out right now; a gallery is posted after the jump.
Microsoft's Major Nelson has said that they will be bringing the Avatars app to Windows 10 and that they will share more about the app later this week; a screenshot was shared of the new application.