September 27, 2020

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WhatsApp Sticker Search Temporarily Available on Beta Version

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WhatsApp is making it easier for users to find relevant stickers for their conversations, almost two years after introducing the sticker pack to its platform. The latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android gives us a glimpse of the new experience. The updated app comes with a search bar, allowing an easy search for stickers. The App also has distinct tabs differentiating the different emotions attached to the sticker.

The feature was initially spotted by WhatsApp features WABetainfo, the change is part of WhatsApp version 2.20.198.5 beta for Android. The recent App features a lens button sitting next to the emoji, GIF, and sticker shortcuts to let users search for available stickers. On tapping the button, the App opens a screen permitting users to have access to a search bar, as well as other stickers in distinct tabs.

Users can move from one tab to another to find a relevant sticker for conversation, or use the search bar by typing the emotions. The search option is temporal, as it disappears once used and it proves to be a work in progress.

WhatsApp new feature: Beta version gets new stickers search option

WhatsApp was originally spotted enabling the search feature for stickers shortly after it introduced sticker packs on its platform back in October 2018. However, up until now, just some screenshots leaked online suggested the new addition

Alongside enabling sticker search, WhatsApp is apparently in development to bring multiple device support that would be called Linked Devices. A recent reference suggested that the messaging app would enable syncing of chat history across all platforms to enable multiple device support.

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This new feature would be Great! Wouldn’t it? Let’s hear your thoughts, drop a comment in the box below!

Author: Joel Onyeike

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