Wish to turn your selfies into a sticker pack? Google’s latest update for Allo lets you do just that. The company is rolling out an update for Google Allo that lets you turn your selfies into stickers. Simply snap a selfie, and Google Allo will automatically generate an illustrated version of you. If you do not like it, you can customise the sticker to help you personalise it even further.
Unlike other similar services such as Bitmoji, you do not need to make your own sticker by selecting a face shape, hair style, and facial features. Google will recognise all your features from your selfie, and automatically generate them; they will also take into account your visual surroundings. This results in over 563 quadrillion potential combinations. The aim of this is not to give you an exact replica of your appearance, instead, Google wants to give you a sticker/emoji illustration that “is less about reproducing reality and more about breaking the rules of representation”.
Of course, if you are not satisfied with what Google generated for you, you can customise your stickers further. Give yourself a funky hairstyle, a funny expression, and add some beard or moustache to your face; after all, like Google say, “there’s no such thing as a ‘universal aesthetic’ or a ‘singular you’”. There are many versions of you, and now you can illustrate your serious or sarcastic sides using Allo’s new selfie sticker feature.
Google is rolling out the update today in Allo for Android, and is coming soon to Allo on iOS.