One week ago WhatsApp has released the support for animated stickers, launching the first animated sticker pack.
Today there is something more to announce!
- You need to update your WhatsApp version to the 22.214.171.124 Android beta and 126.96.36.199 iOS beta versions or newer updates, in order to view and download Animated Stickers. WhatsApp Business is included.
- Previous updates might get the feature as well (for example the 2.20.70 iOS update from the App Store, but this should be a beta exclusive), but WhatsApp is always used to enable features in recent beta updates (that might contain bug fixes and improvements for the feature), so you should install the updates as above mentioned.
- If you have already updated to the most recent version available and you don’t see the feature, please wait the next roll out for you.
We have previously explained in the other article that the feature Animated stickers consists of three parts:
- The possibility to view animated stickers. When you’re able to view animated stickers, you can save and send all received animated stickers.
- The possibility to import animated stickers from third parties. Third parties can offer their own animated stickers packs. A lot of animated stickers creators were working in these months to provide animated stickers to be imported into WhatsApp.
- The possibility to download default animated sticker packs from the WhatsApp Store, currently implemented in the app.
WhatsApp has already rolled out the possibility to view animated stickers, on both iOS and Android beta and the first animated sticker pack called Playful Piyomaru. We’re just waiting for the activation of the second feature now, to get the full feature: the possibility to import animated sticker packs from third parties, in future.
But today, WhatsApp is releasing 4 new animated sticker pack for the majority of Android and iOS users: Chummy Chum Chums, Rico’s Sweet Life, Bright Days and Moody Foodies!
You can download those sticker packs from the WhatsApp Store today, checking the list of your sticker packs. If these animated sticker packs aren’t visible for you, don’t worry: just wait a few more days.
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