WhatsApp is Introducing a Search Feature for Stickers

Stickers have become a pretty popular part of conversation on the internet, and WhatsApp in particular has been an important medium in this phenomenon. Stickers are still a new innovation in WhatsApp and they initially found their origins on the chatting app’s parent company Facebook, but even though WhatsApp itself has a limited selection of stickers there are plenty of third party providers that have sticker packs many users enjoy incorporating into their text conversations.

Since stickers have not been around on WhatsApp for very long, making use of them can be a little tricky. For starters, if you want to use a particular sticker then you will have to scroll through your entire collection before you can end up finding it. This can make the process unnecessarily drawn out and complicated, but the good news is that it seems that WhatsApp is working on a search feature for these stickers, i.e. according to WABetaInfo.

This is quite similar to the search feature used for emojis. The goal here for WhatsApp is to make it so that people don’t have to go to third party sticker providers, but this means that each user’s sticker library is going to become a lot more diverse than might have been the case otherwise. Hence, the scrolling option is going to get old fast, and it might prevent users from utilizing stickers in the first place.

Hence, the search feature that is currently being worked on will be a great step forward for WhatsApp. The only problem is that it is currently unknown when it will be rolled out to the average user. Still, the fact that it is being worked on in the first place is a good sign, and WhatsApp will most likely want to roll this feature out sooner rather than later since it would play an important role in making stickers easier to use.

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