WhatsApp is going to improve the current sticker feature, adding some new improvements. WhatsApp is working on bringing animated stickers support to iOS, Android, and even the Web. The Animated Stickers feature is not available yet.
WhatsApp is working on the feature in recent Android, iOS and Web updates, adding a lot of improvements and bug fixes.
How Will WhatsApp Animated Stickers Work
WhatsApp Animated Stickers feature works very well, the support will be for third parties stickers too and it shouldn’t take a long time to be released for everyone. The animated stickers will arrive in WhatsApp via sticker packs. Animated sticker packs will need to be downloaded, just like how you download normal stickers today. They will appear animated in the preview section and in chats, and will play continuously. They are different from GIFs as they stop playing after a while, but animated stickers won’t.
WABetainfo says that the instant messaging app is looking to introduce this feature in iOS and Android platforms both. Further, it is also looking to bring support for WhatsApp Web version as well. However, animated stickers are not available on any of WhatsApp’s beta apps yet. So you might have to wait for some time before this feature is made available to WhatsApp’s beta app users.
Above all, WhatsApp is working on a new feature that would restrict users from taking screenshots of chat conversations. This feature is enabled only when WhatsApp users enable authentication feature on their smartphones. The good news is that users will be able to respond to messages from notifications and answer calls on WhatsApp when the app is locked and the authentication feature has been enabled.