To stop too many poorly-designed memes on him, Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg has released his official metaverse avatar on Facebook and Instagram, showing off a more life-like version of himself but the netizens are not happy.

Earlier this week, Zuckerberg posted a screenshot of his digital avatar standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, as the company expanded its Horizon World's metaverse experience in Europe. However, the social media world did not like his pretty basic image, and bombarded him with more memes.

Mark Zuckerberg's white face

Zuckerberg said on Friday that major updates to Horizon and avatar graphics are coming soon.

"I know the photo I posted earlier this week was pretty basic -- it was taken very quickly to celebrate a launch. The graphics in Horizon are capable of much more -- even on headsets -- and Horizon is improving very quickly," Zuckerberg explained.

While one Twitter user had described his digital avatar "on par with the Teletubbies game for the Sony PlayStation One," another said that in the the Fortnite game, "you can be goku with a shotgun".

Zuckerberg earlier said that he looks forward to "seeing people explore and build immersive worlds, and to bringing this to more countries soon".

Trouble for Facebook
A protester holds an European Union flag next to cardboard cutouts depicting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a demonstration ahead of a meeting between Zuckerberg and leaders of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium May 22, 2018.REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

"We want everyone to have control over their experience in Horizon Worlds, so we're always working to add more tools and features that let people customise their own experiences," Meta said in a blog post.

Recently, Meta announced a new setting known as Voice Mode in Horizon Worlds that gives users more control over their experience.

With an aim to make it more user-friendly, tech giant Meta has also introduced a new content rating system for "mature audiences".

(With inputs from IANS)