On Android, WhatsApp is testing a shortcut to quickly forward stickers

On Android, WhatsApp is testing a shortcut to quickly forward stickers

As spotted by WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp for Android beta version has brought the dedicated shortcut to let users quickly forward stickers. It also appeared for some beta testers on earlier versions. Gadgets 360 was able to see the update on the recent WhatsApp beta. The forward shortcut sits next to the sticker you have in your message thread to let you instantly share with others on WhatsApp. You need to tap the shortcut and then select the contact with whom you want to share your sticker. This cuts down the normal process where you need to tap and hold the sticker and then hit the Forward button from the top bar to share it with your contacts.

WhatsApp has begun testing a new shortcut that allows users to send stickers to their contacts quickly. The modification was initially only available to Android beta testers, but it may be made available to the general public in the coming days. It comes just a few days after WhatsApp launched a unique sticker generator for desktop and web users, allowing them to quickly design new stickers. Stickers have long been a popular way for people to express themselves using little visuals on Meta’s (formerly known as Facebook’s) instant messaging service. Third-party developers might also create stickers for the app.


  • WhatsApp introduced stickers on its platform back in October 2018. Since then, the messaging app has brought a list of updates to let people easily and more actively share stickers on the platform. It also launched stickers in Pay Mode in October this year and recently allowed Web and desktop users to start creating custom stickers to share on the platform. What can you expect from Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021? We discuss this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts. For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

  • WhatsApp May Soon Allow Users to React to Messages. WhatsApp already has a forward shortcut for images that works in a similar manner and helps you quickly share the images you have in your threads. You can check out the update by downloading the latest WhatsApp for Android beta version after enrolling as a tester for WhatsApp on the Google Play Beta testing programme. Alternatively, you can look at the changes by sideloading the APK file of the beta version from APK Mirror. WhatsApp Web, Desktop Users Get New Custom Sticker Maker Feature: How to Use. WhatsApp Brings Flash Calls, Message Level Reporting Safety Features to India