WhatsApp has rolled out the much-awaited animated stickers to its users across the globe. Announcing the same, the Facebook-owned messaging tweeted from its official Twitter account saying, "Animated stickers are available now." The animated sticker packs are now appearing alongside the normal sticker packs in the Sticker Store. The animated stickers are available on both Android and iOS and it will also be available for the desktop version.
WhatsApp has rolled out a couple of animated stickers the are also called Rico's Sweet Life, Playful Piyomaru, Bright Days, Moody Foodies, and Chummy Chum Chums. In order to use the animated stickers in your chats, update your app to the latest version. The feature is currently available on Android v2.20194.16 and iOS v2.20.70 versions of WhatsApp.
Here is how you can download and use animated stickers on WhatsApp
? Click on the emoji icon after opening your WhatsApp chat.
? At the end of your screen, you will find the stickers option. Click on the plus icon when you find it as that will take to you to the Stickers Store.
? The Sticker Store includes several sticker packs that you can add to your WhatsApp chats just by downloading them.
? To download the packs, you can click on the download icon and also preview the stickers simply by tapping on them.
?Once you download the stickers pack, it will be added to the stickers section that was already made available to you. You can add more and more packs to use them in your chats.
There is one thing that can disappoint the users is that the animated stickers will only play once and it will not play on loop. In order to re-play it, you will have to scroll up and down. But if that's not much of a problem for you and you are happy with just one show, you keep using more stickers in your conversation. The animated stickers can also be seen on the web version of WhatsApp. However, you can neither access the Sticker store nor download any sticker packs on the web.
As previously shared by Wabteainfo, users can also import animated stickers from third parties, the parties offer whole packs of animated stickers but turns out that the messaging app is not supporting third-party apps as of now.
Apart from this, WhatsApp had previously released a couple of new features including the QR codes, Dark mode for web and desktop, improved video calls, and disappearing status features for KaiOS.