WhatsApp just added animated stickers, QR codes to add pals and a NEW dark mode
WHATSAPP has rolled out an update with loads of new features – including animated stickers.
The major update is available right now, and also adds Dark Mode for the web app.
WhatsApp has added animated stickers to the app[/caption]
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is one of the world’s most popular chat apps.
But stiff competition from rival services – including Facebook’s own Messenger – means WhatsApp needs to keep adding features.
The headline new trick in WhatsApp’s latest update is an animated sticker library.
They work just like regular stickers, but now move – like a GIF image.
You can now add pals on WhatsApp using a QR code[/caption]
“Stickers are one of the fastest growing ways people communicate on WhatsApp,” insiders at the firm said.
According to WhatsApp, “billions” of stickers are sent every single day.
You’ll need to update your app to make sure you’re using the latest version of WhatsApp on iPhone or Android.
Then go into a chat and access the regular stickers panel to find animated stickers.
WhatsApp’s update also adds QR codes for adding new contacts.
Now when you meet someone new, you can just scan their QR code to add them.
It means you won’t have to type in a phone number any more to get someone.
The desktop version of WhatsApp has finally got Dark Mode[/caption]
Dark Mode already exists on WhatsApp’s mobile app, but the darker theme now extends to the desktop app on computers too.
Group video calling is getting a tweak: you can now press and hold on a participant to see them in full screen.
And there’s now also a video icon on group chats of 8 or fewer people, so you can quickly start group video calls.
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