WhatsApp allows importing animated stickers, but you probably can't use it yet
The feature is rolling out first to Brazil, Iran and Indonesia, and is expected to arrive in other countries at a later stage.
UPDATE: compatible countries are Brazil 🇧🇷, Iran 🇮🇷 and Indonesia 🇮🇩! https://t.co/AR2gmRyuZu— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 2, 2021
The ability to import third party static images as stickers in WhatsApp had led to the arrival of several sticker pack apps on the Google Play Store as well as Apple’s App Store. Other apps that let users make their own sticker packs have also become very popular and WABetaInfo says these apps will also be able to import animated images as stickers on WhatsApp.
According to the report, the ability to import stickers should be rolling out to users on version 126.96.36.199 of WhatsApp for Android and version 188.8.131.52 of WhatsApp for iOS respectively. Users can use the Sticker Maker app on the Google Play Store or the App Store to import a video or a GIF and create an animated sticker pack. Users must also add at least three stickers to a pack before they can be imported, and a pack can either contain animated stickers or static stickers according to WhatsApp’s guidelines, the report states.