WhatsApp, with one and a half billion active users, is extremely popular worldwide. However, that does not mean that the company can sit still. It has to keep innovating to keep WhatsApp as interesting as possible. Something that seems to succeed with a new addition.
It strongly looks like WhatsApp is bringing animated stickers to the chat app soon. At least, that becomes clear after the functionality pops up in both the Android beta and the iOS beta of the application. But what exactly does it do for you and when can you start using it? We take a closer look at it.
WhatsApp a lot more fun thanks to animated stickers
A new functionality in WhatsApp can make stickers more fun than they already are. These are animated stickers that move, as you probably expect. Stickers were introduced in WhatsApp some time ago and now know how to take over a lot of conversations. Certainly thanks to the possibility to make these stickers from your own photos.
With animated stickers in WhatsApp, it is also possible to involve third-party apps. According to WABetaInfo, who found the new functionality, the functionality consists of three different parts:
- The ability to view, save and send animated stickers
- Importing animated stickers from third party apps
- The ability to download standard animated sticker packs from the WhatsApp Store.
At the moment, the functionality is not yet available to the general public. People with the 22.214.171.124 Android beta and the 126.96.36.199 iOS beta can already get started. People who have access to those two beta versions have been able to view the animated stickers for some time, but now it is also possible to use the other two functionalities.
So it shows that WhatsApp is further developing the feature, which means that a launch to the general public is definitely in it. Especially because of the fact that the company involves third parties. Hopefully more soon!