WhatsApp To Roll Out Animated Stickers, QR Codes and More!

The world’s most popular messaging app, WhatsApp, has published a blog post and introduced new animated stickers, QR codes, dark mode support for desktop and more features and some improvements that will be rolled out over the next few weeks.


With more than 2 billion users worldwide, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is working on new features and improvements to offer users a more useful experience.

Company developers shared an article on WhatsApp Blog, where they announce the latest developments, confirming new features that will be launched in the coming weeks.

”WhatsApp is already used and loved by more than 2 billion people around the world. While our focus remains on providing a simple, reliable and private way for people to chat with friends and family – we also continue to push forward our product design to make sure WhatsApp remains the most useful way for anyone, anywhere to connect.” (Source: WhatsApp Blog)

Animated Stickers: Stickers are very popular among WhatsApp users. According to Whatsapp, users send billions of stickers to each other every single day. The company is getting ready to launch new animated sticker packages that are ‘’more fun and expressive’’.

QR Codes: WhatsApp users will no longer have to write all digits one by one while adding a contact. Instead, they will be able to do it with QR Codes.

Dark Theme for WhatsApp Web & Desktop: The less power-consuming and more eye-friendly dark theme is now available on almost all social media platforms. The company will expand this feature to WhatsApp Web and Desktop. 

Group Video Calls Improvements: WhatsApp users can now make group calls for up to 8 people. It is sometimes difficult to focus on a specific person during these calls. With the latest improvement, you can now watch the video of the participant you want to focus on in full-screen mode. The company also added a video icon in WhatsApp groups to enable users to make video calls in an easier way.

WhatsApp Status Feature for KaiOS users: KaiOS users will be able to use WhatsApp status feature on their devices.

Written by Maya Robertson

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