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On the desktop, WhatsApp may soon allow users to send images as stickers


On the desktop app, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that will allow users to convert their images into stickers. According to WABetaInfo, the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform is currently developing the feature and it is not yet available for beta testers. WhatsApp has not yet announced when the new feature will be available to all desktop users. For Android users, the app was recently reported to be testing time limit settings for Disappearing Mode.

The new ‘Send Image as Sticker' feature was reportedly spotted on WhatsApp for Desktop beta version 2.2137.3 by WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo. However, the report also mentioned that “this feature is under development, it's not available for beta testers.”

Users will notice a new Sticker icon next to the caption bar once the feature is rolled out, according to WABetaInfo's preview of the feature. Instead of sending a regular photo upload, WhatsApp will send an image as a sticker when you tap that. Users will also be able to confirm whether or not the image that has already been sent is a sticker. According to the report, WhatsApp is not currently working on the same feature on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS.

The new feature allows WhatsApp users to create a sticker from an image without having to use a third-party app.

WhatsApp releases new features and updates on a regular basis to improve the user experience. According to a recent report, WhatsApp is working on Disappearing Mode, which will allow Android users to set different timings for their ephemeral messages — 90 days, 7 days, or 24 hours. The default disappearing messages timer will reportedly be available in the app's Privacy settings' Disappearing messages section. There will also be an option to turn it off. WhatsApp chats will be automatically deleted after the timer has been set once the timer has been enabled.