WhatsApp rolls out animated stickers and Dark Mode for macOS

Ruben Fields
July 2, 2020

The new features include the much wanted dark mode for desktop apps, animated stickers, QR codes to quick-add accounts, and even the ability to long-press on a person's video tile to expand their area on the screen. There's something for WhatsApp on KaiOS as well. WhatsApp says it's rolling out animated stickers packs, so get ready to start responding with dancing dogs and cutesy cats soon.

The company claims that these features are rolling out to users over the next few weeks, in the latest versions of WhatsApp. QR codes have also been available to WhatsApp beta users for months now.

Not to be mistaken for GIFs, animated stickers come from Facebook Messenger's playbook.

WhatsApp is adding support for QR codes on Android and iOS.

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WhatsApp stickers are quite popular and have been a hit ever since it launched. Now, QR codes have made it to the stable build, and can be used by users for quickly adding a person directly to WhatsApp, without needing to first key in their numbers, saving it on their phones and then accessing WhatsApp to chat with them.

QR codes will be familiar to you if you use the web app or apps on Windows, Mac, or a platform like Facebook Portal.

Let's take a look at all the new features coming to WhatsApp. Last but not least, after releasing dark mode on Android and iOS, WhatsApp is now bringing the feature to web and desktop. Apart from these important new features, WhatsApp announced that it added major improvements to group video calls by allowing up to 8 people on a video call. We also added a video icon in group chats of 8 or less, so you can easily start a group video call with 1-tap. However, we a few features like the changes to the group calls have already been rolled out to users.

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