The popular messaging platform starts testing a new feature
WhatsApp constantly updates the messaging platform with new changes and features and is one of the reasons why it continues to maintain its position as the most popular messaging platform in the world with over 1.5 billion active users .
The Facebook-owned app is now working on bringing animated stickers to iOS and Android, according to its latest beta update. As pointed out by WABetaInfo , WhatsApp Messenger has released Android’s beta update 2.20.10 to test the new animated stickers feature and, although the new sticker packs are currently inaccessible since they are still under development, they could arrive on Android. , iOS and Web apps in a future update.
All Stickers Packs received a server side update from WhatsApp!— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) January 16, 2020
Open WhatsApp > Chat > Stickers button > Plus icon and you see "UPDATE" for all packs you have previously downloaded.
Reasons of the update are actually unknown. Maybe some improvements. pic.twitter.com/h2k1oPsyOP
A WhatsApp sticker update is long overdue, given that the existing stickers arrived in 2018. While the list of stickers added by the app itself is not very long, it supports third-party sticker packs that can be used on the platform .
In addition to animated stickers, WhatsApp is finally approaching to implement the long-awaited Dark Mode feature for users. As reported by WABetainfo, the WhatsApp beta update for Android 2.20.8 has revealed some improvements of the function.
The functionality is in the final stages of development and WhatsApp is simply tweaking the functionality to make sure it is ready to be released soon.
The Dark Mode for WhatsApp will be available in three options: original light theme, dark theme and ” Set energy saving “. The original light theme will be a lighter shade of the dark theme, while the second will be the default dark mode. The third party will enable WhatsApp dark mode based on the phone’s Power Saver settings. So every time Energy saving is active, Dark Mode will also be enabled on WhatsApp.