Facebook-owned WhatsApp has announced improvements to Wallpapers along with a new search feature for Stickers and an animated sticker pack. Wallpapers on WhatsApp are seeing four major updates – custom chat wallpapers, additional doodle wallpapers, an updated stock wallpaper gallery, and the ability to set separate wallpapers for light and dark mode settings.
With customised Wallpaper, you can make your chats personal and distinguishable by using a custom wallpaper for your most important chats and favorite people. This will prevent you from sending the wrong message in the wrong chat.
WhatsApp has also added Doodle wallpapers along with diverse, and iconic images of nature and architecture from around the world You can find them in the “Bright” and “Dark” albums.
Now, there’s separate light and dark mode wallpapers. You can now set a separate wallpaper in dark mode for the best chat experience. “Watch your chat wallpaper automatically transition as your phone device setting switches from light to dark mode,” saysWhatsApp.
You can now easily search and find your stickers with text or emoji, or browse through common sticker categories. “As we start to roll this out, we encourage sticker app creators to tag their stickers with emojis and text moving forward, so their stickers are searchable for WhatsApp users,” said WhatsApp.
There’s a new animated WHO sticker pack as well. The World’s Health Organization’s “Together at Home” sticker pack is now available as animated stickers. Together at Home has been one of the most popular sticker packs across WhatsApp, and will now be even more expressive and useful in its animated form. The “Together at Home” sticker pack is available within WhatsApp, including with text localised for nine languages – Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.