WhatsApp rolls out official dedicated stickers store and many other features

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New Delhi, October 25: After months of waiting and several rumours and leaks, WhatsApp has rolled out stickers that many of us were waiting for. However, the stickers are initially limited to the beta version 2.18.329 while users can also receive these after updating WhatsApp on your iPhone to version 2.18.100. Apart from the default stickers, WhatsApp has now a dedicated stickers store from where users can download new sticker packs for free. As of now, the messaging app has given 12 sticker packs. The users will also get a download link to download sticker packs directly from Google Play. 

Earlier WhatsApp was reportedly working out on three new features, which will allow users linking their WhatsApp account with a photo-sharing platform Instagram.

 Other two features are under development that will a Vacation and Silent Mode, said WABetaInfo, a renowned tech website that tracks WhatsApp updates reported.

The messaging app is working to link your account with external services which may be mainly be developed for WhatsApp Business, reported the website.All the linked accounts will be checked under profile settings. Currently, the first external service supported is Instagram. Users need to tap login Instagram and WhatsApp will be linked to the Instagram profile.As of now when a user archives a chat, the messaging automatically unarchives it if a new message is received from the archived chat.With the new Vacation Mode feature, these archived chats won't be unarchived if you had previously muted them.The option will be available in WhatsApp Settings and then Notifications."The Vacation mode is also useful if you don't want a specific chat in your Chats List: if you mute and archive it, you will never see it again, except if you view your Archived Chats," the report said.The silent mode feature for Android allows to hide the app badge for muted chats."Thanks to this feature, you will never see the badge when you receive a message from muted chats and groups. The feature is already enabled by default," the report added.

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