Users can enhance their WhatsApp experience with third-party sticker packs. However, the app doesn’t offer a sticker collection by default. We’re now learning that an upcoming update to the app could finally bring the ability to create stickers directly on WhatsApp.
The revelation comes 91Mobiles, who cited renowned tipster Mukul Sharma. There’s also a screenshot revealing a new button to create stickers using images on your phone. Understandably, this feature is currently in beta, though it could eventually roll out with the stable version.
Tapping the ‘+’ button could likely open up more customization options to enhance the sticker. Separately, Android Authority could get the feature to run on the web version of WhatsApp, so it seems like a wider rollout is imminent.
The feature is already accessible on WhatsApp Web for some users
Since WhatsApp doesn’t currently support the creation of stickers by default, this feature is long overdue. Similar features already exist on rival instant messaging apps. It’s unclear when the features will roll out for users outside the WhatsApp beta sphere, but we’re hoping it doesn’t take long.
WhatsApp feature reveals come thick and fast. We’ve discovered a ton of new features coming to the app over the past few weeks. Starting with WhatsApp beta version 22.214.171.124, customers can selectively hide their ‘Last Seen’ status from individuals. Previously, users only had three options to choose from – everybody, contacts, or nobody. This change finally offers granular control over who gets to see your ‘Last Seen’ status.
Also this month, the messaging app launched a revised version of multi-device functionality. With this update, a WhatsApp account can be active on four devices, even if the primary device is offline or unavailable. Previous implementations of this feature required the primary device to be operational at all times.
Despite offering multi-device support in some form, the company has excluded tablets from the list. Moreover, users are required to log onto WhatsApp with their primary device every 14 days. This is a necessary privacy safeguard to protect users’ data against theft and loss. Additionally, paired devices are unable to share real-time location data or start broadcasts either. Despite the app’s limitations, WhatsApp has no doubt come a long way since its inception.