Since a couple of months, WhatsApp has introduced a lot of new features which has helped the Facebook-owned platform become the favorite communications application. And also it keeps on testing more new features for its platform in order to further improve the overall user experience.
Very soon, the Facebook-owned platform will be going to announce for Sticker Notifications to its Android app.
Stickers, emojis, all play a critical role in instant messaging platforms, and that’s why social media giant put a lot of effort in that area to improvise it.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, stickers notification preview option has been spotted in WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.130 update. This feature essentially gives users an option to preview a WhatsApp message with a sticker in the notification bar itself. This works in a similar way of how WhatsApp stickers can be previewed in the notification bar on iOS devices.
When users receive a sticker, WhatsApp displays the word 'Sticker' in the text along with a heart emoji. This is for both - WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp for iOS. Users will see the sticker that they have received in the notification bar of their smartphones instead of the word - sticker.
WhatsApp had already started testing the Sticker Notifications feature in its beta app for iOS last month. It allows you to see any animated stickers within the notification center, therefore negating the need to open WhatsApp to see them. And now the company has started working on a similar feature for its Android app also.
Until now, it's unclear when this feature will be available to the public. We can expect it to become available for all users within a month or two.