WhatsApp Announces Support for Sticker Packs

WhatsApp is about to introduce support for stickers in the massively popular chat app, an official blog post revealed today.

Stickers have been available on rival messaging platforms including Apple's iMessages and Telegram for some time, so today's announcement isn't a surprise as WhatsApp tries to cement its position as the most popular messenger app globally.


To begin with, WhatsApp is launching sticker packs created by its own in-house designers, along with a selection of stickers from other artists.

However, users can also expect third-party sticker packs further down the line, as WhatsApp is also releasing a set of APIs and interfaces that will allow anyone "minimal development or coding experience" to build their own sticker packs and publish them on the App Store.

WhatsApp users can post stickers in chat threads via a new sticker button, and add new sticker packs by tapping the plus icon, once they become available on iOS and Android over the coming weeks.

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15 months ago
A messaging platform owned and operated by Facebook who are widely known for privacy scandals. No thanks. I'll stick to iMessage instead.
Rating: 6 Votes
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15 months ago
They just copy everything they can from Telegram (they did for a lot to things lately like location sharing), naturally not server side features. Whatsapp still runs locally draining battery, eating a lot of space and have crap backup system.
Just use iMessage or Telegram.
Rating: 5 Votes
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15 months ago

Yes, more tech illiterate posting about stuff they know nothing about. Google (or is that taboo as well) “end to end encryption” (the thing that WhatsApp did, long before Apple made it “cool”).

And good luck sending iMessages to more then the other half of the planet that doesn’t have iPhones.


That seems like a personal problem then. But it's a non-issue for me, everyone I know has an iPhone so no luck needed there. And yeah Google is even worse. Do yourself a favor and do some research. 1st off, iMessage/FaceTime had always had end to end encryption when it came out ~2011. Where as your crappy whatsapp didn't get it until 2016.

Besides you're missing the point. It's not about who does it 1st, but more about who can do it better. First doesn't mean **** if it sucks. I would trust Apple's implementation of end to end encryption much more than Facebook for sure. And I don't even know why you're bringing up Google.
Rating: 3 Votes
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15 months ago
WhatsApp seems a little late to the party with this and they seem to be lacking in visual quality imo.
Rating: 3 Votes
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15 months ago

:confused: Maybe this is the beginning of the end for WhatsApp.


The beginning of the end will be when WhatsApp has ads.

I hope Telegram overtakes WhatsApp for popularity, it’s better in my opinion.
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15 months ago
Annoying stickers was one of reasons for deleting Viber.
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15 months ago
Sticker packs should be independent of the messaging app.
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15 months ago

That seems like a personal problem then. But it's a non-issue for me, everyone I know has an iPhone so no luck needed there. And yeah Google is even worse. Do yourself a favor and do some research. 1st off, iMessage/FaceTime had always had end to end encryption when it came out ~2011. Where as your crappy whatsapp didn't get it until 2016.

Besides you're missing the point. It's not about who does it 1st, but more about who can do it better. First doesn't mean **** if it sucks. I would trust Apple's implementation of end to end encryption much more than Facebook for sure. And I don't even know why you're bringing up Google.


Really!? A simple google search would show what’s app is the top messaging app in the world. iMessage doesn’t even rank in the top 10!
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15 months ago
As long as they are free it's ok, thing is, that's not always the case, think it's stupid to buy stickers.
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15 months ago

Why, it's the "most popular messenger app globally ('https://www.statista.com/statistics/258749/most-popular-global-mobile-messenger-apps/')"


I see it will become more and more bloated with useless stuff like status/stories, and now this. I don't want those bad-looking stickers that fill half of the display. Emojis are OK, but this is too much for me.

Part of the original sales pitch of WhatsApp was that it was simple and clean, but Facebook wants to imitate its competitors and its products become eventually bloated with many features. Now that the WhatsApp founders have left the company, Zuck has free reign. Good luck to him.
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