WhatsApp launches 3 new features, what are they and how are they activated?

Some iOS users can already use them, while they will be available for Android devices in the coming days.

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WhatsApp launches 3 new features, what are they and how are they activated?
WhatsApp launches 3 new features, what are they and how are they activated?

To end the year with a flourish, Whatsapp starts three new functions. Which are? Features include wallpaper, sticker animated by the World health organization (WHO) and a tool to improve search.

1. Custom wallpapers

As you read it, the most widely used instant messaging platform in the world showed on their blog that you can now have a personalized background for every chat instead of just one for each. Introduce yourself? One for school, one for the family group, another for your partner or crush, your group of friends and of course the company.

The platform also said there will be different images of nature and architecture that will be adjusted for dark or light mode.

How do I change the background image of a single chat?

  1. Open the chat where you want to change the wallpaper.
  2. Click on “More Options” (the three dots).
  3. Then go to “Wallpaper”
  4. Select a background category and the image you want to set.

Note: You can also tap Default Background to restore the iconic WhatsApp background.

2. Sticker search engine

How long will it take you to find the right sticker if the conversation warrants it? If you’re one of those people who keeps adding stickers to your collection and now you’ve lost them, you’re going to love this.

Now you can find them through a search engine. It works by typing, placing an emoji, or browsing the general categories. But not everything is so simple in this life. The improvements work with the help of the sticker maker, as these need to be linked to the emojis or related words.

“We recommend that the creators of sticker applications put emojis on them so that WhatsApp users can find them,” said Facebook, owner of the messaging app.

Image: Depositphotos

3. Sticker packages

Finally, WhatsApp’s final improvement will be a new pack of WHO animated stickers. This is called “Together at Home” and is translated into 9 different languages. They were created to share between friends and family and to show affection regardless of the distance.

Which function are you most looking forward to?

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