Animated WhatsApp stickers are now available, so you can download them in beta.
One of the latest news from WhatsApp has just emerged: all beta users can not only see the app’s animated stickers, but also they have the first sticker pack in the catalog available. ‘Playful Piyomaru’ presents this type of content on the go.
After months of rumors, after the introduction in the application at the development level and after the reproduction began to appear for some users, WhatsApp has just activated those who have the beta of the animated sticker download and delivery. You just need to have the latest version in test, go to the sticker shop and download the first moving pack, the Piyomaru bird pack.
Download the first animated WhatsApp stickers
The novelty has reached the beta of WhatsApp for Android and there is nothing to do to get it: just by updating to the latest version you can access the download of the first animated stickers. These stickers feature Piyomaru, a pretty yellow Japanese bird developed by Quan inc. for different social messaging platforms, including Facebook. That is why it makes sense that now it lands on WhatsApp, it is not in vain that the app offers other Facebook sticker packs.
Piyomaru’s animated stickers can be downloaded from the WhatsApp sticker library. For that:
- Go to any chat and click on the Emojis icon, the one that appears to the left of the text box.
- Choose the stickers option, the square with the folded corner at the bottom right.
- Click on the ‘+’ icon that appears in the row of used stickers: you will go to the WhatsApp ‘store’ (all stickers are free).
- Download the ‘Playful Piyomaru’ pack. Don’t move around the list, but they are animated: note that they weigh around 3MB (normal stickers are usually no more than 500KB).
This is how the full pack is added if you receive an animated sticker
Once you add the Piyomaru stickers, you can send them to any contact through chats. This, yes, you will only see the animation if you also have one of the latest betas. Moreover, and whenever they send you other stickers apart from Piyomaru’s, you can add them to your collection by clicking on the sticker, clicking on ‘See more’ and, finally, on ‘Download ‘.
WhatsApp activated the first animated stickers; and it will be released more as the trading system gets stronger, also can be downloaded from Google Play. While it reaches the stable version, you can download the beta version from the Android store or install the APK of Apk Mirror.