WhatsApp this week was all about stickers, and one abandoned feature

    WhatsApp has also abandoned its work on vacation mode, a feature that had been in the works since 2018.
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Aug 16 2020, 11:15 AM IST
    WhatsApp this week
    WhatsApp this week (Pixabay)
    WhatsApp this week
    WhatsApp this week (Pixabay)

    WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. It has a host of features that enable users to share creative messages with one another. Users can already share doodles, GIFs and stickers on the platform. Recently, the company added the animated stickers feature to its platform.

    Staying true to this trend,  this week, we got to know about WhatsApp’s plans of providing a major update to its stickers. This not only includes releasing new sticker packs but also improving the native sticker functionality. In addition to that, we also got to know about the company’s plans of abandoning its vacation mode.

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    So, here’s what happened in WhatsApp this week:

    New sticker packs released

    WhatsApp has released new sticker packs on its Android and iOS-based apps. As per a report by WABetaInfo, the Facebook-owned messaging app has released YaYa and Hacker Girl sticker packs on its platform.

    Sticker Search

    WhatsApp is refining its stickers feature. As of now, WhatsApp users cannot search for stickers in the app. Now, the company is working on including search functionality for stickers, which is similar to the way GIFs can be searched on the platform. In addition to that, the company is also planning to include a new tabs section within its stickers feature that would classify stickers based on criteria such as ‘celebrate’, ‘love’ and ‘greetings’ among others.

    Vacation Mode abandoned

    WhatsApp, as per a separate report by the blogsite, has abandoned its work on vacation mode. This feature was in works since 2018 and was aimed at helping users ignore archived chats completely.

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    First Published Date: 16 Aug, 10:55 AM IST
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