While many still struggle to accept the concept of emoji, stickers are the next big trend taking over messaging platforms from iMessage to Skype. WhatsApp is adopting Stickers, and we’ll be able to access a sticker store in newer versions of Skype as per WhatsApp Beta info which unpacked the firm’s most recent Android beta release and coaxed out its secrets.
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.18.218:
1) Sticker preview!
2) When the WhatsApp Sticker Store has a new updated sticker pack, there will be a green dot on the “+” button.
3) Added the update button.
[STICKERS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FUTURE – NO RELEASE DATE AVAILABLE!!!] pic.twitter.com/m86vLp28zB
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) July 16, 2018
The firm will also incorporate a sticker store so users can alternate between different sticker packs though we don’t know yet if it’ll draw from Facebook’s existing sticker store or be a new one entirely.
WhatsApp Stickers will probably be available later this year on iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile assuming patterns hold.