Fun Chat Tips >
Avatar is one of those words that different sites use in different
ways. Some chats allow you to choose from a pre-defined set of icons that
are associated with your user name. The icon sits next to your chat name
or in your instant messaging windows. Other chats let you use a customizable
avatar that actually represents your persona graphically while chatting.
Some communities, such as there.com allow you to customize your avatar with
different clothing and physical attributes. Others, such as VPchat.com and
the Palace, let you create your own avatar. These chat avatars don't necessarily
look like people - they might be pictures or illustrations of animals or
places or just about anything you can think of. Each chat service has its
own specifications for creating custom avatars.