WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to 188.8.131.52. The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is 184.108.40.206 and the TestFlight build is 23.10.0 (476132005).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on another feature to create stickers right within the app, and it will be available in a future update!
|Name of the feature?||Sticker maker tool|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is working on bringing the ability to create stickers to a future update of the app.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why?||This feature is under development so it is not available to beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp Web beta gets new chat share sheet and redesigned emoji panel!|
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STICKER MAKER TOOL
In the article about the WhatsApp for iOS 23.3.77 update, we shared information about a new feature available to some users: a new sticker maker tool to allow users to quickly create stickers from their images. This feature uses iOS 16 APIs to extract a subject right out of an image and then, it is automatically converted into a sticker in the app. A lot of users appreciated this feature and, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 220.127.116.11 update available on the TestFlight app, we discovered that WhatsApp is working on a better implementation for this feature:
As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp plans to introduce a “New Sticker” option within the chat share action sheet. It is still soon to share the details about this feature as it is under development and we have to wait for a future update to discover how it works, but we can already tell you that it will allow users to choose a photo from their library and offer some tools to edit it, such as the ability to remove the background.
In our opinion, this feature was truly necessary to avoid downloading third-party applications: being a tool implemented within WhatsApp, it will allow users to experiment with a more native experience while creating stickers. Note that a similar tool is already available on WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop, but the one in development on iOS will provide users with additional tools.
The ability to create stickers by using an in-app sticker maker tool is under development and it is planned to be released in a future update of the app. We are going to publish an additional article once we have further details about this feature to share with you.
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