In latest WhatsApp news the company is testing animated stickers in the beta versions of its app for Android and iPhone. The feature is reportedly available via WhatsApp v220.127.116.11 beta for Android and WhatsApp v18.104.22.168 beta for iPhone.
Whatsapp has been working on animated stickers for a while now. Details of full rollout are still not known. Last year WhatsApp started supporting stickers , but it is yet to offer animated stickers. Whatsapp allows users to download third-party sticker packs.
The new animated stickers support was spotted by WABetaInfo in WhatsApp v22.214.171.124 beta for Android and WhatsApp v126.96.36.199 beta for iPhone. Users will need to be on these beta versions to be able to test the animated stickers feature. The tracker notes that this feature works on WhatsApp Business as well, and it is only rolling out for specific users on WhatsApp.
Android Police also confirmed that they are where able to download default sticker packs from WhatsApp. They saw five sticker packs – Rico’s Sweet Life, Moody Foodies, Playful Piyomaru, , Bright Days and Chummy Chum Chums. The report by Android Police reiterates that the sticker packs are not seen unless someone sends a sticker from each pack.
WhatsApp v188.8.131.52 beta for Android can be downloaded via APK Mirror or if you are on WhatsApp beta channel via Google Play store, you will get it automatically.