October 25, 2018

WhatsApp is rolling out the Stickers feature

WhatsApp was working on rolling out Stickers feature for a while and they have finally rolled out this feature. WhatsApp has been a Facebook organ after its owners left the company recently, and it is worth noticing that the sticker pack contains those from Facebook Stickers. However, in future, we might expect support from third party sticker apps too.

WhatsApp Stickers

How To Enable WhatsApp Sticker Feature?

1. Update WhatsApp in your device to 2.18.329 for Android. (2.18.100 for iOS)
2. The roll out process is learnt to be slow on iOS but with version 2.18.329 on Android, you get to use the Sticker Feature immediately.

WhatsApp Sticker Pack's:

WhatsApp has released the following 12 Sticker Packs:
Cuppy by Minseung Song, 
Salty by Alisa Kryzhanovska, 
Komo by Sanat Rath, 
Bibimbap Friends by Pete Ellison, 
Unchi & Rollie by nu1t, 
Shiba Inu by Aiko Kuninoi, 
The Maladroits by Cole Ott, 
Koko by Hanasake Picture Inc., 
Fearless and Fabulous by Ann Shen, 
Banana by Jayde Fish, 
Biscuit by Ghostbot and 
Hatch by Hatch.

These packs include static stickers, but in the very near future it will be possible to get animated Stickers.

How To Send Stickers in WhatsApp?

1. Head over to any particular chat box and click on the emoji icon on the left of the text field.
2. Note that the bottom band now contains a Sticker icon alongside emoji and GIF buttons.
3. Click that icon to navigate between several sticker packs.

WhatsApp Sticker

4. Touch any sticker to send them. You may send multiple Stickers, they group up together like forming an album.
5. To add new sticker pack click on + icon on the right corner and from the list window that opens, download the pack of your choice. 

WhatsApp Sticker Pack

WhatsApp has also added details about storage usage by Stickers in chat storage usage section. You can also tap and hold on a Sticker to mark it your favourite one. 


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