WhatsApp Messenger beta for iOS what’s new?

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WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program (currently closed), bringing the version up to
What’s new in this update? Discover everything below!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Search for stickers shortcut
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp Messenger beta for iOS is marked as compatible version, but some previous beta builds might get the feature as well.
I’ve the same version but I don’t see this feature, why? WhatsApp is rolling out the feature for specific users only and more activations will be following in the next few updates.
Previous news? WhatsApp is restoring the green color in notifications on Android
WhatsApp Messenger (22.2.74)LAST SLOT AVAILABILITY
231 days, 11 hours, 9 minutes and 20 seconds ago

The beta program is closed.
Check out TestFlight or Twitter to discover when it's available.


After enabling a shortcut to easily search for stickers in WhatsApp beta for Android, WhatsApp is finally rolling out the same feature for all iOS beta testers today!
What’s the shortcut to search for stickers? WhatsApp already supports a feature to search for stickers, enabled in the WhatsApp Messenger beta for iOS update the last year, but WhatsApp is making it easier to search for stickers now.
When you type a specific word or emoji that reflects one of the stickers in your sticker library, WhatsApp will animate the sticker button, in order to alert you that a sticker has been found.
This demo video shows how the feature works:

Default WhatsApp sticker packs already support this feature, so if you have installed one of them, try to type emojis or specific words in the chat bar, to see if the feature is available for your WhatsApp account.
It might not work for third-party sticker packs, because the designers don’t often associate emojis with the stickers.
If you have created some sticker packs, you can already start supporting the new feature using the app Sticker Maker Studio: you can add up to 3 emojis to your stickers, so WhatsApp can finally recognize them!
If the feature isn’t available for your WhatsApp account, there is no need to worry: the next beta updates will help you to receive the feature!
Stay tuned to discover news and features on WhatsApp for Android and iOS!


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