WhatsApp has been working very hard on adding new features to all its platforms over the past couple of years. The company has been working on a new feature “Stickers” for Windows, Android and iOS.
“Stickers” is a popular feature of Facebook’s Messenger and Instagram apps but it has been missing from the WhatsApp platform. The “Stickers” feature has been announced by WhatsApp a couple of days ago and will be available to users on iOS and Android in the coming weeks.
WhatsApp in a previous update added the much needed Group Calling feature for Windows Phone users which allows users to get involved in a group conversation by adding more than 3 members for a Voice or Video call.
It turns out that WhatsApp is also working on the Stickers feature for Windows Phone users and it should be made available for the Windows platform very soon. According to a post by WABetaInfo in a Discord group, the feature is not ready for Windows Phone yet but it could still arrive.
The Stickers feature actually adds richness to your chats by allowing you to share your mood or thoughts via a sticker to the opposite person.
To use Stickers feature, you would need to tap the sticker button on the app and then pick from the selection of stickers or add new packs. The stickers have been created by internal WhatsApp’s designers and on Android, there is also an option to use the sticker packs from external artists.
The Facebook-owned company also confirmed that designers and developers from across the world will be able to submit their own stickers for the platforms by using the APIs and interfaces.
“Whether with a smiling teacup or a crying broken heart, stickers help you share your feelings in a way that you can’t always express with words. To start, we’re launching sticker packs created by our designers at WhatsApp and a selection of stickers from other artists,” the company said in a blog post.
Currently, there has been no ETA announced as to when the Stickers feature will be made available to the Windows Phone but by the looks of things, it’s likely that the feature is not too far from being enabled for Microsoft’s mobile platform.