INTRO: After briefly testing on Android and iOS, Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp announced support for animated stickers last week. The company has now started widely rolling out the feature to all or any users.
Animated stickers are available now. pic.twitter.com/gYNQyqCoe6
— WhatsApp Inc. (@WhatsApp) July 8, 2020
“Stickers are one among the fastest growing ways people communicate on WhatsApp, with billions sent a day. We are bringing out all-new animated sticker packs that are even more fun and expressive than the previous ones,” wrote the company on its blog post.
While WhatsApp has also enabled the sticker pack ‘Playful Piyomaru’ within the beta testing phase, it has now added four new packs namely Chummy Chum Chums, Rico’s Sweet Life, Bright Days, and Moody Foodies in the list.
As reported by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is additionally rolling out a replacement sticker pack it calls “Open for Business!”, presumably for WhatsApp Business app. You can also use these stickers on both of the Android and iOS.
In case you’re wondering, you’ll access animated stickers from the ‘+’ icon present to the highest right corner of the present WhatsApp stickers section. Tapping on it will open the Sticker store. You can download the stickers you wish by pressing on the Download button present next to every sticker pack. There’s also support for third-party animated stickers.
Unlike the alternative app Telegram’s implementation, regarding the stickers on WhatsApp don’t loop. While most folks thought it had been a bug during the beta phase, it seems like WhatsApp intends to form it behave this manner.
In case the feature is missing on your phone, confirm you update the app to the newest version on Play Store or App Store. It took a short time, but it’s good to ascertain support for animated stickers on WhatsApp.