WhatsApp, the instant messaging and voice-over-IP service owned by Meta Platforms in its drive to remain competitive has recently added new features to its app, a built-in Sticker Maker, which is only available on WhatsApp’s web version. This native tool allows its web users to make stickers from its web app, with this feature coming to the Desktop version soon.
As reported by The Verge, this new built-in custom Sticker Maker allows WhatsApp users to quickly create sticker directly within the app, thus removing the need to use third-party apps. The user can pick any choice image from their computers and transform them into stickers that can be sent via WhatsApp.
HOW TO ACCESS THIS FEATURE
To start using this feature, make sure you’re using the latest version of WhatsApp on the web. Follow the steps below:
Click the paperclip(attachments icon),
Then pick an image to upload.
Once uploaded, images can be edited to choice perfect stickers. An outline can be drawn around a picture’s subject to cut out the background, and images can also be cropped (though always in a square aspect ratio). You can also add Emoji, text, and additional WhatsApp stickers on top of your sticker creations.
Being able to make one’s own WhatsApp stickers is nothing new. Of course, Android and iOS users must continue to use third-party apps to make their own stickers. But it’s a convenient feature to have it built-in directly into the service’s desktop and web versions, especially since they allow you to edit images with the precision of a mouse pointer.
Furthermore, WABetaInfo has also published news regarding WhatsApp for Desktop saying that the app is planning to extend the limit to delete a message.
Currently, users can delete sent messages for everyone in a conversation within 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds. According to the publication, WhatsApp plans to increase the time limit to seven days and eight minutes in a future update.
Since this feature is still under development, WhatsApp can change its mind about expanding or limiting the ability of users to delete older messages.
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