WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 220.127.116.11.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature to share stickers in channels, and it’s available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Stickers – channels|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 is marked as a compatible update.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why?||This feature is available to some beta testers, and it’s rolling out to more people over the coming weeks.|
|Thanks:||Akan and Technical MJ TV, for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124: what’s new? WhatsApp is working on a feature to create a username for channels!|
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update, we announced that the ability to share stickers and voice messages in channels was in development. With this feature, WhatsApp aimed to significantly enhance the channel content diversity, in order to enrich communication and engage users more dynamically. After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 update, which is available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that a feature to send stickers in channels is finally available to some beta testers:
As you can see in this screenshot, it is now possible to send stickers in channels, although this is still limited to some beta testers. If you want to discover if this feature is available to your WhatsApp account, just update the app to the most available update on the Google Play Store and open the keyboard in your own channel. In case the sticker tab is visible alongside the emoji keyboard, it means you can start sending stickers in your channel today. It’s worth noting that sending animated stickers in your channels is also supported, adding an extra layer of dynamism.
In our opinion, introducing a feature to send stickers in channels would allow channel owners to better express their thoughts in a more vividly way than traditional text. Stickers add a new dimension to communication and diversify the content within a channel, attracting and retaining user engagement through reactions. However, stickers also serve as a delightful and humorous element and provide a visually appealing and fun way to communicate.
The feature to share stickers in channels is available to some beta testers who install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android updates from the Google Play Store, and it is rolling out to even more people over the coming weeks.
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