WhatsApp has been working on bringing animated stickers to its platform for some time. Just last week, Facebook-owned WhatsApp rolled out updates looking at animated stickers for its beta users. Now, the company has introduced the feature of downloading animated sticker packs in beta apps with new updates.
According to a WABetaInfo report, this upcoming animated stickers feature of WhatsApp is in three parts. First of all, users will get the option to view animated stickers, that is, users will be able to save and send the animated stickers being received. Under the second part, you will be able to import sticker packs from the third party in the app itself. In the third part, there will be an option to download the default sticker packs from the WhatsApp store.
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According to WhatsApp's blog website, WhatsApp has started rolling out the third part of this feature, allowing users to download animated stickers from the WhatsApp store. The company has released the first animated sticker pack named Playful Piyomaru for Android and iOS beta app users. The company's Android beta app users can use the new feature by rolling out Android beta app version 18.104.22.168. At the same time, iPhone beta app users will have to download beta version 22.214.171.124 to use this feature.
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It is worth noting that animation has been given in the newly released sticker pack but these stickers do not play animation in a loop. Simply put, the newly released sticker pack does not have looped animation stickers. It is not clear at the moment whether the instant messaging app is planning to introduce its animated stickers to play animation in the loop.