WhatsApp latest Update: In a bid to make its platform more user-friendly, the Facebook-owned instant messaging application WhatsApp is bringing a number of features such as multi-device support, ability to transfer chats between Android and iOS. And now, the messaging app is reportedly coming with another feature that will make people’s search for stickers a lot easier.
According to a report from WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned app is testing a new Search for Stickers shortcut for Android users. It is suggested that WhatsApp has started rolling out the new shortcut for Android beta users. As the name suggests, it will allow people to look up stickers in a faster way without much hassle.
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The report also revealed that people would be required to type in a keyword or an emoji in the chat bar, which will enable the new feature to look for the closest matches. If it finds some, the emoji icon next to the chat bar will change colour.
Users can tap on the icon and will find themselves with the stickers that WhatsApp feels are related to the keyword or emoticon that was typed. This way, people won’t have to specifically head to the sticker section and look for emojis since now WhatsApp will help them, it said.
Also, the feature doesn’t support third-party sticker packs and will mostly work with the ones by WhatsApp. Although, it supports stickers created by people. This can be done by using Sticker Maker Studio to create your personalized WhatsApp stickers and then use the Search for Stickers shortcut for the same, WABetaInfo reported.
This new WhatsApp feature is currently available as part of Android beta version 184.108.40.206. This means that will soon reach the general audience. There’s no word on its availability for iOS users but we can expect the feature to reach them soon.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp on Wednesday announced new features to help businesses chat with people with ease and grow further. The company said that it has cut down the time it takes for businesses to get up and running from weeks to just five minutes.