WhatsApp has recently submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.20.10.
What’s new in this update? Discover all details below!
- The new Animated Stickers feature is not available yet.
- WhatsApp is working on this feature in the recent few updates, in order to ensure the best bug-free experience for you.
For this reason it’s normal if you don’t see this feature in WhatsApp, seen that it is under development.
- If you don’t see the update on the Play Store, please be patient until Google rolls it out for you (probably according to WhatsApp preferences).
Yesterday, WABetaInfo published an announcement about a server side update for stickers, that is something extremely rare.
All Stickers Packs received a server side update from WhatsApp!
Open WhatsApp > Chat > Stickers button > Plus icon and you see "UPDATE" for all packs you have previously downloaded.
Reasons of the update are actually unknown. Maybe some improvements. pic.twitter.com/h2k1oPsyOP
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) January 16, 2020
We didn’t understand why WhatsApp has decided to release an update for current stickers (because apparently there was nothing different or new), but surely there had to be a valid reason.
Today WhatsApp has released the 2.20.10 beta update. It contains new hidden tracks about stickers, precisely about Animated Stickers, an evolution for the current sticker feature.
We already talked 6 months ago about the support for Animated Stickers in WhatsApp, and we never knew other details about the feature.
Details we know today are about new animated packs (it’s currently under development), and we can finally show an exclusive video (stickers will be animated faster compared to this video):
Developers will be able to implement animated stickers in their sticker apps to be forwarded in WhatsApp: we will give more details about this possibility later.
These are stickers that will be added in WhatsApp, when the support for animated stickers is publicly available:
As for any other feature (like the Dark Theme), we don’t know any release date for the Animated Stickers feature but, when there is something new, we will immediately publish an announcement for you.
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