WhatsApp launched the sticker feature about 18 months ago and it has since become one of the fastest-growing ways to communicate on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp sticker update
Users send billions of stickers every day, and it makes sense for the platform to give us additional ways to express ourselves during these strange times.
In light of that, WhatsApp created a sticker pack to accurately express our lockdown and isolation period, aptly titled "Together at Home".
According to WhatsApp, the team collaborated with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to create a feature that would "help people stay connected". The team added:
"Stickers like these can be funny, educational and universal, breaking through language, age, and other barriers. We hope people enjoy using these stickers to check-in on loved ones, particularly those that are feeling isolated, alone, and scared".
That lockdown life
The sticker pack offers creative ways to remind people to wash their hands, maintain distance, exercise, and importantly to celebrate medical heroes as well as the personal heroes in all of our lives.
The pack also shows people working from home and messaging friends and family to check in on them. Fun additions include the heart-shaped paper plane and an "air high five".
Send the "Are You Ok?" sticker to check in on your friends, or the "We'll Do This Together" when someone gets a bit overwhelmed by the lockdown slump.
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For cat lovers, there's an adorable sticker featuring a cat stretched out on a laptop, while dog lovers can marvel at the cute yoga-inspired stickers.
The "Together at Home" sticker pack is available now within WhatsApp and is supported in 9 languages, including Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.
WhatsApp group call updates
In other news, WhatsApp is rolling out the new limit for group call participants. The feature was introduced earlier, but the participant limit has now been extended.
WhatsApp first introduced the group audio and video calling feature back in 2018, and the current feature only allows for four participants to join a call.
However, WABetaInfo claims to have discovered strings of code in WhatsApp Beta for Android – specifically in version 2.2.128 – which suggest participant limit may be increased in a future update.
In order to take advantage of the increased group call limit, all participants must reportedly have the latest version of WhatsApp installed.
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