WhatsApp users are now receiving Stickers updates. Here is how to download and use in chat.
WhatsApp has proceeded a long way from being a simple text-for-text chat app to today supporting so many other kinds of file formats. The chat app knows how tough is the competition today to survive and therefore frequently keeps on adding new updates to make the platform engaging and fun. One of such recent introductions is the new WhatsApp Sticker pack. The feature started rolling out since the last week to users and today is available to both iOS and Android users.
While Stickers cannot be called innovative because many of the other chat platforms like Hike and Snapchat have already been supporting them for a while, it is surely one of the most awaited-features on the WhatsApp.
The kind of chats that we today, with a range of stickers and emojis available online, we rarely type a text message today. It is only when we are into some serious conversation or there is too much to say. Of course calling is always the last option but usually, it is the emojis or stickers that we mostly turn to for daily casual chats with friends. If not all then at least a major part of our conversation contains these stickers and emojis for sure. Stickers come to major rescue especially during festivals because nobody likes forwarded messages and typing one can be a task for some.
- Stickers are a more creative and colorful way of expressing yourself, especially on festive occasions.
- It saves you from typing long messages which at times can be dull and boring. WhatsApp already supports GIFs and emojis and now stickers are the new addition to the list.
Those who have not received the update yet, the sticker update are available on the latest version of WhatsApp. Go to your phone’s App Store or Play Store and simply update your WhatsApp. You will get it.
How to use?
To start using the WhatsApp Stickers, go to Play Store/ App Store and update your app first. Once updated, open WhatsApp, tap on the emoji button and then tap the emoji icon given right at the below, next to the GIF icon.
WhatsApp has rolled out these stickers with a pack of 12 popular stickers which are Cuppy, Salty, Komo, Bibimbap Friends, Unchi & Rollie, Shiba Inu, The Maladroits, Koko, Hatch, Fearless and Fabulous, Banana, and Biscuit. To add more stickers to your list, tap the plus icon and go to get more stickers. You will be directed to the Play Store or App Store page where you can see the list of supported sticker packs with some free and some being chargeable. These stickers have WaStickerApps mentioned next to their names. Users can add as well as delete the sticker packs for WhatsApp that they want to.
WhatsApp Sticker section has three important icons under it. The clock icon shows your entire recently used sticker, the star icon that shows stickers that you have marked as you’re favorite and last heart icon which further subdivides into four categories. The first category shows all happy stickers to you, second has all the heart-related stickers(both love and heart-broken), the third category contains all the sad stickers and last one with the exclamation mark that has got all the other-emotions representing stickers. These categories help you find the more specific sticker for your chats.
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