New Delhi: WhatsApp has announced that it has introduced a new way for people to express themselves –with stickers.
“Whether with a smiling teacup or a crying broken heart, stickers help you share your feelings in a way that you can’t always express with words. To start, we’re launching sticker packs created by our designers at WhatsApp and a selection of stickers from other artists,” WhatsApp wrote in its blog
The messaging app has also added support for third-party sticker packs to allow designers and developers around the world to create stickers for WhatsApp.
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To do this, WhatsApp has included a set of APIs and interfaces that allows users to build sticker apps that add stickers to WhatsApp on Android or iOS.
“You can publish your sticker app like any other app to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, and users who download and install your app will be able to start sending those stickers right from within WhatsApp,” the messaging app wrote.
To use stickers in a chat, simply tap the new sticker button and select the sticker you want to share. You can add new sticker packs by tapping the plus icon.
Stickers will be available for Android and iPhone over the coming weeks.