Popular messaging application WhatsApp is reportedly getting a feature on its platform and it appears to be a clone of a Facebook feature.
Popular messaging application WhatsApp is reportedly getting a feature on its platform and it appears to be a clone of a Facebook feature. Facebook-owned WhatsApp could soon follow the footsteps of its owner and introduce stickers on its platform. Meanwhile, people are not too happy about this new functionality. A well-known tipster WABetaInfo has published screenshots of the all new WhatsApp Beta service and this feature was spotted in those images. WhatsApp Beta is a feature which product companies use to test its latest updates and new features. The sticker feature is expected to come across all platforms, like Android and iOS.
The screenshots revealed by WABetaIndo show that WhatsApp might come along with this feature which will allow you to send stickers to your friends, family and other contacts. Meanwhile, the design which can be seen in those images, look very similar to the ones present on Facebook Messenger. The stickers feature which the social media giant users as of now, allows them to avail varied categories of emojis, including doodles, drawings and other funny images. However, WhatsApp has not confirmed about any information that has been leaked.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) May 24, 2017
Nevertheless, it seems that not many users are happy with the idea of stickers on WhatsApp. Twitterati has been reacting to the alleged leak with negative reactions. Some of the users have also claimed that if WhatsApp brings this new feature, it will ‘ruin the chat experience’.
Facebook had recently introduced branded sticker packs to its Messenger app and it became hugely successful. From Disney characters to funny sports tags, this features contains a huge database of images which can be used while chatting.
Meanwhile, Line Messenger, WhatsApp’s rival in the messaging sector has been using the branded stickers features for a long time now. It has reportedly generated a huge amount of revenue through the digital sticker feature. In 2014, Line had claimed that it was making over $260 million quarterly from sticker sales through its 230 million registered users at the time. Even Apple had introduced paid stickers when it had upgraded its iMessage service following the launch of iOS 10 in 2016.