After releasing some new features, like the possibility to mute videos before sending them to your contacts, WhatsApp is starting to enable a feature for specific countries. Let’s see what’s happening!
|Name of the feature?||Import third-party sticker packs|
|Status?||Enabled for users in Brazil, Iran and Indonesia.|
|What’s the compatible version for Android?||WhatsApp for Android 126.96.36.199 and newer versions.|
|What’s the compatible version for iOS?||WhatsApp for iOS 188.8.131.52 and newer versions.|
|I’ve the same version, I’m from Brazil/India/Indonesia but I don’t see this news, why?||WhatsApp is rolling out the feature today, but it might appear after 24 hours normally.|
|Thanks:||Marcelo Lopes for testing the feature in these days.|
After several months, WhatsApp is finally enabling today the possibility to import custom animated sticker packs in the app!
The team is currently rolling out the feature for users in Brazil, Iran and Indonesia, and compatible versions are mentioned above in the summary table. However, updating to the most recent builds (such as 2.21.40 iOS and 184.108.40.206 Android beta) can help to get the feature quickly in those countries.
Let’s see together how to import a sticker pack.
As we know we can create stickers for WhatsApp using external apps, like Sticker Maker.
Sticker Maker already supports the feature to generate animated stickers, from videos and GIFs: simply download the app, create a sticker pack and pick a video or GIF from your camera roll. Sticker Maker will automatically convert it to a webp file, ready to be imported to WhatsApp.
- If Sticker Maker isn’t able to create animated stickers, it’s not an error at your side. The developer will remotely enable the support after received the activation of animated stickers. In that case WABetaInfo will immediately notify when it’s enabled, and you have to restart the Sticker Maker app.
- You might experience issues importing sticker packs that contain both static and animated stickers. A sticker pack can contain only static or animated stickers, according to WhatsApp guidelines.
- A sticker pack must contain at least 3 stickers, otherwise it cannot be imported.
- Stickers have a certain maximum file size. Sticker Maker will help you to automatically compress the sticker, preserving its quality.
Download Sticker Maker and start to create animated stickers for WhatsApp today!
More countries will be following later: stay tuned for the next announcement!
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