Nov 142010

There are many free online website to create Avatars such as Simpson Avatar Generator and FaceYourManga. Today I would like to introduce a popular free online Avatar generator – Yahoo Avatars.

yahoo avatars

What is Yahoo Avatars?

Yahoo Avatars is one of the products of Yahoo to provide free service for you to create and personalize an avatar to be used in any of the following places on Yahoo for example: Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Movies, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Answers and etc. The great thing about Yahoo Avatars is once you have created the Avatar; you can export the Avatar to your Facebook or Twitter account.

How to Create Yahoo Avatar?

1)      Go to Yahoo Avatar homepage.

2)      Choose your gender (Male or Female) and click Create my Avatar button

3)      You will see the category tabs such as Appearance to choose for skin color, face, eyes and hairstyle, Apparel to choose different kinds of top or bottom outfits, Extras to try extra accessories such as sunglasses, hats, backpacks; Backgrounds to change normal backgrounds to snow or beach, Branded to feature Yahoo partners such as Pepsi on T-shirt. Just click any of them to try on their features.

yahoo avatars category tabs

4)      As soon as you click on the item that you like, you will immediately see the new look in Avatar Preview Window.

yahoo avatar preview changes

5)      If you want to undo the changes, uncheck them under “What I’m trying on” or click “Clear” to go back to the last-saved changes.

undo yahoo avatars

How to export Yahoo Avatars into Facebook, Twitter and embed in my blog?

Nowadays, people are frequently using social media network tools such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs to communicate with their friends. Therefore, Yahoo Avatars provides an easier export function to export your created Yahoo Avatar into any of these social network tools.

export yahoo avatar to facebook twitter

There are 2 export options to export Yahoo Avatars. The first one is Auto Export which can be found under Avatar Preview Window. Auto export will automatically update your profile picture on Facebook or Twitter every time you change your Yahoo Avatar. Click on Add Facebook or Add Twitter link to enable auto-export function.

The second option is located at right side pane where you can do a onetime export of Yahoo Avatar to your Twitter and Facebook account. You can even embed the avatar on your website or Yahoo Pulse.

Extra information about Yahoo Avatars:

1)      If you create multiple avatars, you can change them in Yahoo Messenger to represent your mood.

2)      When you choose to display an avatar, it will appear on all profiles associated with your Yahoo ID used on Yahoo.

3)      Under the Previewing Changes, there are 5 emotional symbols indicates Happy, Excited, Sad, Angry and Special. When you click anyone of them, your avatar will display the same emotion too.

yahoo avatar emotion


Yahoo Avatars is an useful and easy to use Free Online Avatar Generator. You do not need to create own avatar from the scratch because everything is handled by Yahoo Avatar. If you are looking for to create avatar for Facebook or avatar for Twitter, just use Free Yahoo Avatar and export the avatar to your Facebook and Twitter account.

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