WhatsApp has recently submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.19.71.
Finally there is news: let’s find out together what is new ..
- The new improvements for the WhatsApp doodle are not available yet.
- WhatsApp is working on the feature in this update in order to ensure the best bug-free experience for you before to enable it for everyone.
- For this reason, it’s ok if you have updated your WhatsApp version and it’s not working for you seen that the feature is under development.
Some days ago, I’ve published on Twitter a screenshot to show the new feature that will be available in WhatsApp in the next weeks.
WhatsApp will soon improve the doodle feature for Android, adding "Stickers" and "Emoji" categories (exactly like iOS). pic.twitter.com/Oy2r0ttfJ3
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 8, 2019
As you see, there will be a new layout, very similar to the one implemented on iOS, that shows two tabs: Stickers and Emojis
In the recent updates, in particular in the 2.19.70 and 2.19.71 beta updates, WhatsApp is still improving this new feature, adding the support for first and third parties stickers!
Thanks to these improvements, we will be able to put stickers on images, videos and GIFs.
You can also notice that, in the screenshot published on Twitter, there is a Search button to quickly search stickers. The same button is not available in the latest screenshot because it seems there are some bugs that prevent to show the button in some situations, for some Android versions. It is one of the reasons why the feature is not enabled yet.
We don’t know yet when WhatsApp is going to roll out the feature for everyone, but we finally see more interest to develop new features on Android, the same ones already developed on iOS.
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