WhatsApp will add a new sticker icon next to the caption bar. When a user selects it, the image will be sent a...Read More
Facebook-owned messaging app
is reportedly working on a new feature that will allow users to convert photos to stickers. As reported by WaBetaInfo, the feature will enable users to quickly create a sticker from an image, without using any third-party app. WaBetaInfo is the online platform that keeps track of new and upcoming features of WhatsApp.
How will the new feature work?
As per the report, WhatsApp will add a new sticker icon next to the caption bar. When a user selects it, the image will be sent as a sticker. WaBetaInfo has also shared a screenshot of how the feature will look like. It says that after sending the sticker, users will also be able to verify that the image is sent as a sticker.
Image Credit: WaBetaInfo
Can a WhatsApp user turn photos into stickers currently?
As of now, WhatsApp does allow its users to create personalised stickers. But the support is only available for
users. But this is a comparatively long process as one has to clear the background of the image first using a third-party app. Also, WhatsApp currently supports PNG files as Stickers.
According to the report, WhatsApp will introduce an in-app tool that will offer a fast and easy method to convert images to stickers.
When will the new feature come?
The feature is currently under development. It is said to be available in a future beta update. “At the moment WhatsApp is not working on the same feature on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS” the report says.