Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday evening announced its animated stickers have become available for users. The popular messaging platform had last week confirmed that the animated stickers would roll out for all users in the coming days. The first sticker pack introduced by the messaging platform is called Playful Piyomaru and it is available for download on the sticker store.
According to last week’s report in WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp updates early, WhatsApp would let users download third-party animated stickers and install them on the platform. As part of the roll-out, Facebook-owned WhatsApp would add new animated stickers pack to let its users share animated stickers on the platform.
Previously, the feature was available in beta version for Android 184.108.40.206 and the beta for iOS version 220.127.116.11 that supported animated stickers on the platform. Notably, Facebook’s other services such as Messenger and the social networking platform itself support animated stickers on mobile platforms.
The Facebook-owned messaging platform is also mulling to add four more sticker packs to its sticker store. The list of the animated stickers includes Rico’s Sweet Life, Bright Days, Chummy Chum Chums, and Moody Foodies. These sticker packs would be available for all users on both Android and iOS devices.
Meanwhile, aiming to make Facebook Messenger communicate seamlessly with WhatsApp, the social networking giant is working towards integrating the two services. According to WABetaInfo, at the moment, Facebook-owned popular photo-sharing platform Instagram is working to recommend downloading Facebook Messenger, as noted by an independent developer named Alessandro Paluzzi.
“This is not really an integration of the Facebook service into Instagram, but recently @Alex193a (Alessandro Paluzzi) has warned me about the integration of WhatsApp into Facebook Messenger, including several important tracks! In particular, we’re talking about the possibility to communicate with a user that uses a different Facebook app, in this case between two users having WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger,” WABetaInfo wrote on its page.