WhatsApp Animated Stickers Rolling Out Now To Android, iOS and Desktop
WhatsApp is the most used instant messaging app in the World right now. However, it’s still lack some late features that are found on competitors like Telegram and also late to introduce the ones it wants to bring. That said, the Facebook-owned messaging platform is finally rolling out support for animated stickers for users on all the platforms.
Animated stickers on WhatsApp wasÂ recently spottedÂ in BetaÂ v220.127.116.11, but was soon removed in the next version v18.104.22.168. And now, they are back again for all the users instead of certain users on the beta builds. The company announced the official rollout on Twitter.
Animated stickers are available now. pic.twitter.com/gYNQyqCoe6
â€” WhatsApp Inc. (@WhatsApp) July 8, 2020
The new animated stickers feature onÂ WhatsAppÂ is available on all the platforms including desktop (Windows & macOS). Users need to update the app toÂ v2.20194.16Â on Android andÂ v2.20.70Â on iOS.
How To Download And Use Animated Stickers In WhatsApp
To use animated stickers in WhatsApp;
- First, tap on emoji icon to access sticker pane.
- Then select plus (+) icon to open sticker store.
- On that screen, animated sticker packs will be denoted by a play icon.
- Download the desired pack and start using them in your conversations.
Since the sticker store is not accessible on desktops, you will need to download the animated sticker pack on your phone to use them on your PC.
With that said, third-party support is yet to arrive according to Gadgets360. Also, they donâ€™t loop like on Telegram or Facebook Messenger. You will need to either scroll up or down to trigger the animation.