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Introducing: Pesto Avatar Store πŸ›

Anna Kazannik
Anna Kazannik
Aug 25, 2021 - 3 min read
Introducing: Pesto Avatar Store πŸ›

We're all about making work more exciting and we often times draw inspiration from gaming to find new ways to keep users engaged. In fact, our Pesto avatars were inspired by some of our favorite video games and they've been a hit! Since our users love the avatars so much, we wanted to enhance that experience by adding an all new Pesto Avatar Store.

What's New?

We've completely redesigned the look of the Appearance tab within your Settings. You'll see there are now 3 different categories: My Avatar, Store, and Missions.

We've also introduced Pesto Coins, a new virtual currency that you can use to purchase special avatar items. You can earn Pesto Coins by participating in games, missions, and by using the Pesto app! We'll have more details coming soon, so stay tuned.

How to Navigate

The My Avatar tab includes all your regular categories, except for Limited and Special categories.

The Appearance section now has 3 tabs: My Avatar, Store, and Missions
There are now 3 tabs within the Appearance section: My Avatar, Store, and Missions

Unlocking Special Items

The Missions tab includes all the items we used to have under the Special category. These are the items you can unlock by completing certain tasks such as inviting people to Pesto or sharing about Pesto on social.

In this tab, you'll see which missions are available to you to complete and which missions you've already completed. Read the description below each mission for more details on how to unlock the corresponding item. Once you've accomplished the mission, you'll be able to Equip your avatar with that item.

There will be a variety of ways for you to earn more Pesto Coins, but in the meantime be sure to stop by the Missions tab each week to claim your free Pesto Coins!

Buying Limited Items in the Store

In the Store tab, you can use your Pesto Coins to purchase limited time items
The Store tab shows all the limited items you can purchase with Pesto Coins or claim for free

To unlock the item, simply click on it to open the confirmation module. Then click the price button to claim the item.

Click on the price amount to claim an item in the Store tab

You can find your new unlocked item in the appropriate category under the My Avatar tab. Locked and unlocked items will both be at the bottom of the page. Clicking on the locked banner will bring you back to the Store.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the locked and unlocked items for this category
Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the locked and unlocked items for this category

Things to Note

Every new and existing user will receive 1000 Pesto Coins to begin with. You can claim additional points every week by checking out the Missions tab. As mentioned above, we will be posting more details on how to earn points in upcoming blog posts and in the Pesto Community.

Since this feature is new, please let us know if you experience any weird behavior. We appreciate any feedback and bug reportsπŸ›πŸ¦ŸπŸͺ³!


What is Pesto?

Pesto is a team collaboration platform that makes remote and hybrid work more fast, fun, and inclusive.

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Katherine Luo
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