WhatsApp recently introduced the Strikers in their Android and iPhone application. The feature is now rolling out to users and many people have already received the update, where some are still waiting for the feature. The is one of the greatest features by WhatsApp and was widely accepted by the users within a few days. Even though the stickers are available in other messaging applications such as Viber, Line, etc, Facebook-owned company came with this recently only.
Yes, now it’s active and you can use it on your mobile too, even though you didn’t receive the update. Here, I will tell you, how to check whether is this feature is enabled for you or not. If not, I will let you know how you can enable it too.
First thing, you need to verify, that you are using the latest version of the WhatsApp. For that, you need to open your WhatsApp, then Goto Settings from the top 3 dots, then select Help, then click in App info. There you can see the version of the application. If your version is 2.18.329 or above, then you are good to go.
If the version is older, then download the latest version from the Play store or from the official WhatsApp website. If you are downloading the APK file from the WhatsApp website, then download it and install it on your mobile (no need to uninstall the old one, it will automatically update the old WhatsApp with new one without deleting anything). You can check how you can install an apk file on your mobile.
Please note, even after updating the latest version of WhatsApp from the play store you need to verify that you are updated with the latest version. Since the feature is not fully rolled out to the users, the play store is still delivering the previous unsupported version. So you may still have a version less than 2.18.329 even after updating, In that case, you have to download the latest apk file from the WhatsApp website and install it.
There you will be getting version 2.18.339 now. So better to download from WhatsApp website rather than updating via play store. You can check how to download the WhatsApp apk file from the website and verify whether it is safe to do so.
After updating the WhatsApp, please check if the sticker options is enabled on your mobile. For this, in the WhatsApp chat window, click on the emoji button (from where you are sending the similes) There, if the sticker is added to your WhatsApp, then you can see a 3rd option in the window for stickers next to Similes and GIFS.
if the option is still missing, you have to do one more step. Goto play store and download any of the Sticker application for the WhatsApp, such as StickoText. You can check our artile about the StickoText application and how to add sticker pack on WhatsApp.
After installing the application, open it and you can see different packs of stickers there, Click on any of the item or press ‘+’ button to add it to your WhatsApp. It will show a confirmation message to add that sticker pack to your WhatsApp. Press OK.
Done, now the sticker pack is added to you WhatsApp account. Now go back to the emoji section and you will see an option for the sticker, where you can see all the added sticker packs. Click on the desired sticker to send that to your friend. You can install any sticker pack from the play store as the same. Since the feature is released recently, there are only a few sticker packs available currently. Will see more stickers soon.
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WhatsApp sticker feature is now fully rolled out to all the users and currently, it is getting activated with the latest update from the play store without any further steps. If the feature is still not available for you please do the above steps, so that it will work for you too.
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