The developers of WhatsApp, the most popular messenger in the world, are testing the long-awaited feature – sending stickers. This was reported by the portal WabetaInfo, the editors of which are listed in the testers of this service.
According to insiders, WhatsApp developers began testing stickers in the past beta versions of the messenger, but something went wrong, and they disabled the function of sending stickers. Now, in the version 2.18.189 version, this feature has again started working. There is a possibility that the “stickers” will appear in the next stable update of WhatsApp.
Although stickers have long been implemented in other messengers, WhatsApp was able to bring something new: sorting by category. At the moment, stickers can be displayed on four emotions: “Laugh” (“Lol”), “Love” (“Love”), “Sad” and “Wow”. Initially, the pictures in the sticker panel are in the standard order, but by clicking on the heart icon they are sorted by category. Most likely, by the time of the release of “emotion” for stickers will be more.
Apparently, the beta test is not yet implemented store stickers. That is why it is not yet clear whether users will be able to download their stickers.