WhatsApp is testing out animated stickers just like its instant messaging services telegram. This feature is been teased by the Facebook-owned WhatsApp over the internet.
According to WABetaInfo, this feature appears on WhatsApp beta version 220.127.116.11 on android and beta version 18.104.22.168 on IOS for a short amount of time. Later this feature is removed from the next beta version v22.214.171.124 reports android police.
The animated sticker feature will be available for the users of instant messaging service in three ways.
- Animated Stickers will appear in user’s chats.
- Users will get the option to save and send them.
- Users will also get the option to download third party animated stickers.
The report states that WhatsApp has executed the third step and launching the first step for the beta users. But for some unknown reasons, this feature is eliminated from the latest beta version.
Now there is no option to send animated stickers in WhatsApp and there are no reports from the WhatsApp that when this will be available. At this point, it is very difficult to confirm whether someone has this feature or not. This feature will only be available for the users from the official developers.
Before this feature disappears, some beat users have taken the screenshot of this feature and show us what WhatsApp has for us in the form of animated stickers. According to the screenshots, the stickers are live in a conversation similar to the telegram. Stickers animated once and then they stop animating. In order to animate the sticker again, users need to tap on it. The screenshots also show that there are five animated stickers in the beta version: Playful Piyomaru, Rico’s Sweet Life, Moody Foodies, Chummy Chum Chums, and Bright Days.
There is no report yet that when these stickers will be available on the stable version of the messaging app. But as the stickers have shown up on the beta version there is a chance they will be added again in coming beta versions and then to the stable version.
If you want to test the stickers you need to download the beat version 126.96.36.199 which is still available only but remember that the other person whom you are sending stickers will also have the same versions.