WhatsApp is rolling out a new update for the Windows native app through the official beta channel on the Microsoft Store, bringing the version up to 2.2324.0.0.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out large stickers, and this feature is available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Large stickers|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2324.0.0 is marked as a compatible update, but some lucky beta testers may be able to get this feature by installing the previous 2.2323.1.0 update.|
|I have the same update but I don’t have this feature. Why?||This feature is available to some beta testers, and it will be released to more people over the coming days.|
|Thanks:||Traiti, Sc, FastenM, rubiokarim, and rogial12, for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206: what’s new? WhatsApp is releasing a new interface for action sheets!|
WhatsApp keeps working on introducing several enhancements to the desktop native app for Windows, particularly because the Electron version of the app is going to expire soon. This means that the native app will definitely replace the Electron version, so WhatsApp needs to further work on the native app, considering that it will be the default application for all Windows users. After introducing a message editing feature and a screen-sharing option for video calling, WhatsApp is now introducing improvements for stickers. In particular, some beta testers may experiment with larger stickers within their conversations. As always, this feature appears to be available after installing the latest versions of WhatsApp beta for Windows from the Microsoft Store:
As you can see in the attached screenshot, these stickers are noticeably larger and they are only available to a select group of users. If you want to find out if you’re part of this selection, simply send a sticker in any conversation. In case this feature is not available for your WhatsApp account, it means you need to wait for a future update. Note that this is not a new option that needs to be separately enabled as stickers will always be sent in their larger format by default.
Stickers usually offer a stronger visual impact in conversations compared to emojis, particularly because it’s possible to share a personalized version, that may better reflect a certain situation. In our opinion, users can capture the attention of other participants in the conversation more effectively with larger stickers. However, this update is only available on WhatsApp beta for Windows. This means that, when a large sticker is sent from the desktop native app, it will not appear in the same size on the mobile app.
Large stickers are available to some beta testers that install the latest WhatsApp beta for Windows update released on the Microsoft Store. If you don’t see this update on the Microsoft Store, please note that it will be rolled out to more users over the coming days.
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