Avatars are the individually chosen pictures, or animations, that members can select by clicking the "Edit Avatar"-link in Settings & Options found in the User Control Panel. The Hive Workshop offers several default avatar pictures, but it is mostly common among members to upload personal image files from one's desktop.

Avatars will be revealed on the member's user profile and in their personal albums, as well as in all messages that the member posts, be it visitor messages, private messages, forum posts, posts in the resource sections, or social group posts.

Note that Avatars are not the same as profile pictures.