WhatsApp users can now use stickers packs created by the company’s designers, while third-party sticker support is also enabled, thanks to new APIs, which means that other designers can submit their creations as well.
WhatsApp says that developers can now publish their sticker apps like any other app to the Play Store, and once users install that app from the Play Store, they will be able to start using those stickers in WhatsApp.
Those of you who are interested in creating stickers for WhatsApp can find more info regarding how to do that in the company’s official blog post.
In order for users to use stickers, they’ll need to tap the new sticker button, and simply select the sticker that they want, while adding new stickers will go through the ‘+’ button.
WhatsApp also mentioned that this feature will be rolling out to both Android and iOS over the coming weeks, so do keep in mind that it may not be available to you straight away.
On top of making stickers available to Android users, WhatsApp silently rolled out yet another interesting feature that you may find useful, as you can now swipe on messages in order to respond to them.
So, up until now, if you wanted to respond to a specific message, you needed to long-press on that message and hit reply. Well, now you can simply swipe from left-to-right on a specific message, and you will be prompted to respond to it.