WhatsApp announces stickers for Android and iOS: Available on beta
WhatsApp will finally be rolling out it’s stickers feature for Android and iOS users. The feature is already available for the people in WhatsApp’s Beta program. The stickers are already available for use on beta version 2.18.239 for Android and version 2.18.100 for iOS.
Users get Options of upto 12 stickers pack right now but WhatsApp will surely be adding more to the list before the release to normal users. Stickers are named as Cuppy, Salty, Komo and many more. These stickers will be available for free to all users once the update is rolled out. The stickers will be made available for both the app and WhatsApp Web.
How and Where to access them:
If you are not rolled into the Beta program of WhatsApp, you would have to wait till the company rolls out the update for the public. But if you are a member of the Beta program, firstly you must update your app to the latest version 2.18.329 for Android. Next, open any chat in your WhatsApp and tap on the Emoji button at the left side of a the message typing area.
Once the Emoji bar is in front of you there will be a new additional icon next to emoji and GIF icons, which is the sticker icon at the far right end of the lower bar.
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Once clicking the Sticker icon will open the stickers where you’ll be able to access your stickers. User has a sticker library where you can add new Sticker packs to your disposal by pressing the “+” sign at the top.
One can also mark your favourite Stickers so they are always available for use first. You can also see what all sticker packs you have already downloaded by clicking at ” my stickers” option.
WhatsApp is actively working on bringing this and more features to the users among which are Vacation mode, Silent mode and Linked accounts. Which would be made available in the near future.