WhatsApp, in the past couple of weeks, has been working to bring animated stickers to its platform. Last week, the Facebook-owned messaging app rolled out the ability to view animated stickers to select beta users. Now, the company has rolled out the ability to download animated sticker packs in its beta apps.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp’s upcoming animated stickers feature consists of three parts. First is the ability to view animated stickers, which also enables users to save and send all received animated stickers. The second part consists of the ability to import sticker packs in the app from third parties and the third is the ability to download default sticker packs from the WhatsApp Store.
As per blog site, WhatsApp today is rolling out the third part of its plan wherein users get the ability to download animated sticker packs from the WhatsApp Store. The company has released its first animated sticker pack called Playful Piyomaru to its Android and iOS beta app users. While the users of the company’s Android beta app users can get this feature by downloading the version 126.96.36.199 of its Android beta app, iPhone users can get it by downloading the version 188.8.131.52 of its iOS beta app.
It is worth noting that while the newly released sticker pack contains animation, these stickers do not play the animation in a loop. Simply said, the newly released sticker pack does not contain looped animation stickers. And at this point it remains uncertain if the messaging app is planning to add the ability to play the animation in a loop in its animated stickers.