Most people prefers Telegram to WhatsApp but the popularity between the two cannot be compared as the later appears to be more popular, thanks to the terrible data consumption of Telegram. An edge WhatsApp has against some of its competitors. Now, the Facebook-owned messaging app is about to roll out a feature that has already been on Telegram for sometimes now.
What Are They?
Stickers – WhatsApp is about to add something we all have been expecting for a very long time. The messenger will now have stickers just like Facebook’s stickers and there will also be a sticker store.
Telegram can boast of tons of stickers, thanks to the opportunity given to every user to create theirs. WhatsApp will however go the way of Facebook – limited packs that users will to have download via the WhatsApp Store.
Yes! WhatsApp Store. According to WABetaInfo, this will be the new platform to download them, in the same way, that on Facebook we find the Stickers Shop. With this development, this should also be a way for people to earn from WhatsApp by creating and selling their own premium stickers.
The stickers have been added but hidden in the latest beta of WhatsApp for Android (version 2.18.32). The first pack that is available is the Unchi and Rollie, with a doll in the form of lee with a roll of toilet paper as a companion. This pack is now available on Facebook and Messenger, so expect that all the packs that are on the social network will reach WhatsApp.
To send stickers a new icon will appear between the emoji selection and the GIFs. When clicking, you will have a tab with the recently sent ones in the first instance, while in the next one we will see the packs that we have downloaded.
When you send the stickers, they will appear with an acceptable size, similar to the one we found when we sent an emoji with an individual heart. In addition, we can receive stickers from anyone, even if we do not have the packs downloaded on our mobile. The resolution of the stickers is 255 x 255 pixels, so its size will be quite small in order to avoid much increase in mobile data consumption. We must remember that Telegram reaches up to 512 x 512 pixels (almost double).
Aside the addition of stickers, from version 2.18.11, if you open the section Check security code and you have security notifications turned off, WhatsApp will ask you to activate it again. Finally, group administrators can also remove a user’s administrator privileges without having to throw him/her out of the conversation
Expect that and more updates in the following months.