WhatsApp has finally added the ability to send stickers in conversations and group chats. There are already a bunch of free sticker packs available, and you’ll recognize some of them from Facebook Messenger.
In an official blog post on their website today, WhatsApp finally confirmed support for third-party stickers on the platform, with cross-compatibility support between iOS and Android.
Developers will be able to build stickers exactly 512 x 512 pixels and less than 100 KB in size.
To use stickers, you’ll want to ensure that you have the latest version of the app on your device, and then look for the sticker button within the text entry field in a conversation.
When you tap it, you’ll be able to rifle through the various sticker packs globally available, as well as the packs you’ve downloaded to your phone in a separate list.
The new feature is rolling out gradually to iOS and Android over the coming weeks, so you might have to wait a bit before it’s available on your handset.
If you want to create your own sticker pack, a post on WhatsApp website details how to get started.