Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday evening announced its animated stickers have become available for users.
The popular messaging platform had last week confirmed that the animated stickers would roll out for all users in the coming days. The first sticker pack introduced by the messaging platform is called Playful Piyomaru and it is available for download on the sticker store.
According to last week’s report in WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp updates early, WhatsApp would let users download third-party animated stickers and install them on the platform. As part of the roll-out, Facebook-owned WhatsApp would add new animated stickers pack to let its users share animated stickers on the platform.
Previously, the feature was available in beta version for Android 220.127.116.11 and the beta for iOS version 18.104.22.168 that supported animated stickers on the platform. Notably, Facebook’s other services such as Messenger and the social networking platform itself support animated stickers on mobile platforms.
Meanwhile, aiming to make Facebook Messenger communicate seamlessly with WhatsApp, the social networking giant is working towards integrating the two services. According to WABetaInfo, at the moment, Facebook-owned popular photo-sharing platform Instagram is working to recommend downloading Facebook Messenger, as noted by an independent developer named Alessandro Paluzzi.