After a certain period, most apps receive updates that improve their appearance and functionality. Over time, WhatsApp has received many updates and its developers are currently working on a new update that is about to be released soon. WhatsApp is planning to roll out the possibility to view animated stickers!
Apart from the static stickers that are currently on WhatsApp, developers are working to release stickers that move, hence the name animated stickers. Although the new update is not out officially, news has it that some WhatsApp beta users have already received the update after installing Android beta version 18.104.22.168.
The new animated stickers on WhatsApp will consist of three parts:
- It will be possible for you to view animated stickers that have been sent to you. You can then save and share the animated stickers with others via WhatsApp.
- It will be possible to import animated stickers from third-party apps that provide sticker packs
- Lastly, it will be possible to download animated stickers from the WhatsApp store that is currently accessible within the app.
For those users that are lucky to have installed the new WhatsApp beta version on their Android device, they will have the animated stickers activated when someone sends them the first animated sticker. It is then that they will be able to access five animated sticker packs: Moody Foodies, Rico’s Sweet Life, Playful Piyomaru, Chummy Chum Chums, and Bright Days.
Some beta users have reported that the new animated stickers only move once, instead of looping. However, they are positive that when the animated stickers will be officially released to the public, the looping feature in the animated stickers will be included.
For now, a majority of WhatsApp users have to wait for the WhatsApp team to provide updates on when the new animated stickers will be released into the normal version of the app.