WhatsApp began testing, on Tuesday (02), a feature to allow users to import animated stickers packages from other applications. For now, the feature is available in Brazil, Iran and Indonesia in version 188.8.131.52 of the app for Android and 2.21.40 for iOS.
According to the website Wabetainfo, the chat program has been testing the engine for a few months. The app already allowed the import of static stickers created in other software and from now on it will also accept moving images.
To perform the import, it is necessary to create packages with at least three stickers. Also, the Wabetainfo says that at the beginning, users may have problems importing packages with static and animated stickers together, as the feature is still being improved.
One of the applications that is already being used to test the functionality is “Sticker Maker Studio”. The program, available on the App Store and Play Store, allows the creation of stickers from videos and GIFs and performs the compression of the final file size.
Another important reminder given by the website that provided the information is that not everyone will have access to the tool today. Application updates take at least 24 hours to reach most users.