Many popular messaging platforms have been offering its own stickers like Line, WeChat, Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Allo. But WhatsApp has no such stickers, at least not yet. According @WABetainfo on Twitter, WhatsApp Beta version 2.18.218 brings a preview of the incoming sticker feature.
WhatsApp first announced that stickers were coming back in May during Facebook's F8 developer conference.
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.18.218:— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) July 16, 2018
1) Sticker preview!
2) When the WhatsApp Sticker Store has a new updated sticker pack, there will be a green dot on the “+” button.
3) Added the update button.
[STICKERS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FUTURE - NO RELEASE DATE AVAILABLE!!!] pic.twitter.com/m86vLp28zB
Stickers will be available sometime in the future. As of this time, however, there is no release concrete release date for when we might start seeing them. The tweet shows off two unreleased sticker packs: Bibimbap Friends and Unchi & Rollie.
At this time, it isn’t known if we’d see the same sticker packs migrate over from Facebook Messenger, since the two platforms are owned by Facebook, after all.
Currently, there isn’t an obvious way to actually enable these stickers to work – we’ll have to wait until the feature officially arrives either in the beta or public releases.
Sometimes, emoji don’t offer the best way to express oneself and stickers might be preferred. Besides this, they’re often cuter than emojis. Tell us what you think though! Do you really care for stickers or would you rather just use emoji to convey something across?