WhatsApp continues to innovate with exciting new features.
A brand new report released by WABetaInfo reveals something new about WhatsApp. Facebook's proprietary instant messaging service plans to add new features such as the ability to easily search for a message based on its date.
But the real novelty expected by users is the integration of animated stickers. WhatsApp chats can sometimes be a little too bland and with this feature, they should get a little more flavor. For users of beta 126.96.36.199 on Android and 188.8.131.52 on iOS, they can already take advantage of this feature.
For the moment, the integration is still shaky, but should stabilize in the next few days, and hopefully reach the final versions soon. For the moment, users with access to the stickers benefit from 5 packs: Rico's Sweet Life, Moody Foodies, Chummy Chum Chums, Playful Piyomaru and Bright Days.
Final integration is expected to happen soon
As we said, some adjustments are missing for perfect integration. For example, so far the stickers only come to life once when they are sent. Thereafter they should animate in a loop. Once these settings have been made, WhatsApp can then start deploying this update to stable releases.
WhatsApp is constantly innovating and is very much inspired by Asian models. Last week, WhatsApp formalized the launch of its payment service to "simplify payments and help bring more businesses into the digital economy, opening up new opportunities for growth. For the moment, this functionality is only available in Brazil, but is expected to spread rapidly around the world.