WhatsApp is working to implement animated stickers

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In these months, WhatsApp is developing many new features that will be available in future. The last one was the Ignore achived chat feature, to avoid archived chats to be unarchived when new messages arrive.
Lately, WhatsApp is going to improve the current sticker feature, adding some new improvements.
Let’s see what it is..

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IMPORTANT NOTICE
  • The Animated Stickers feature is not available yet.
  • WhatsApp is working on the feature in recent Android, iOS and Web updates, adding a lot of improvements and bug fixes. For this reason it’s ok if you have updated your WhatsApp version and you don’t see the feature. It will be available in future for everyone.
ANIMATED STICKERS

We’re happy to announce that WhatsApp is definitely working on animated stickers! We already announced something similar in the past, but it was just a quick test and WhatsApp abandoned the feature.
How will it work? Animated stickers can be included in a stickers pack.

As you can notice in this video, you can see the preview of the animated sticker in that view.
If you try to send it, it will be always animated (unlike GIFs, that are played for a few seconds):

WhatsApp is also working to include the support for Animated Stickers in the iOS app:

Animated Stickers will be visible on WhatsApp Web as well:

We don’t know when WhatsApp is going to enable the feature.
We can say the feature works very well, the support will be for third parties stickers too and it shouldn’t take a long time to be released for everyone.
Our recommendation is to always update WhatsApp to the latest version available, so you will be one of the first to receive the feature when it will be rolled out.
We will announce when WhatsApp is going to release the feature, stay tuned!

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