The ability to import stickers should be available to users of WhatsApp for Android version 184.108.40.206 and WhatsApp for iOS version 220.127.116.11, according to the report
WhatsApp’s developers may be working on features like true multi-device support, but that doesn’t mean the messaging platform can’t add smaller, quality-of-life enhancements like animated stickers. According to reports, the company will now start carrying out the ability to import animated sticker packs globally.
HindustanTimes reported on March 2 that the company was bringing animated sticker packs into the app, but that it was only available in three countries: Brazil, Iran, and Indonesia.
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The animated sticker import feature will be rolled out globally over the next 24 hours, according to renowned WhatsApp feature leaker WABetaInfo.
I’m happy to announce that WhatsApp is releasing TODAY the possibility to import animated sticker packs WORLDWIDE, for ALL iOS and Android users!
The feature will appear on your WhatsApp version within 24 hours.
Enjoy sending your animated stickers, guide in the article 💚 https://t.co/AR2gmRyuZu
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 25, 2021
Because of WhatsApp’s ability to import third-party static photos as stickers, multiple sticker pack applications have appeared on the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. Other apps that enable users to create their own sticker packs have grown in popularity, and according to WABetaInfo, these apps will be able to import animated images as stickers on WhatsApp as well.
The ability to import stickers should be available to users of WhatsApp for Android version 18.104.22.168 and WhatsApp for iOS version 22.214.171.124, according to the report. Users can import a video or a GIF into the Sticker Maker app on the Google Play Store or the App Store to create an animated sticker pack.
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According to WhatsApp’s guidelines, users must add at least three stickers to a pack before they can be imported, and a pack can contain either animated or static stickers, the report states.