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WhatsApp officially rolls out custom chat wallpapers, improved sticker search and other updates

WhatsApp is rolling out some new updates to the app which include improvements to Wallpapers, a search feature for Stickers, and a new animated sticker pack.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | December 1, 2020 | Updated 14:15 IST

Highlights

  • WhatsApp has announced a new set of features.
  • WhatsApp has rolled out custom wallpapers, search feature for Stickers, and a new animated sticker pack.
  • The features will be rolled out to all users starting this week.

After launching some of the much-awaited features, WhatsApp has announced a new set of features. The messaging app on Tuesday said that it is rolling out some new updates to WhatsApp which includes improvements to Wallpapers, a search feature for Stickers, and a new animated sticker pack. WhatsApp Wallpapers have specifically received some important updates.

"We are starting to release some new updates to WhatsApp, including improvements to Wallpapers, the launch of a search feature for Stickers and a new 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," Whatsapp said in a statement.

WhatsApp was speculated to roll out customizable wallpapers after it had appeared during one of the beta updates. WhatsApp features tracker, Wabetainfo, had talked about WhatsApp working on customizable wallpapers a long time ago. However, today WhatsApp has officially rolled out some major updates around the wallpapers.

So here are some of the updates that WhatsApp has announced today

—WhatsApp has finally rolled out the much-awaited feature that allowed users to set different wallpapers for different chats. WhatsApp says that by making your chats distinguishable, users will never worry about sending messages to the wrong chat. The feature is called Custom Chat Wallpaper

— WhatsApp rolled out the default doodle wallpapers in different colors. So if you are a fan of doodle wallpapers, you might as well get them in different colors now.

— WhatsApp has added more wallpapers to its list. "We have selected new, diverse, and iconic images of nature and architecture from around the world, as well as eye-catching new designs. You can find them in the "Bright" and "Dark" albums," WhatsApp said in a statement.

— WhatsApp had rolled out the dark mode earlier this year and now WhatsApp has rolled out a feature that would allow users to set separate wallpapers for separate modes. The wallpaper will automatically transition as your phone device setting switches from light to dark mode.

Apart from making some major changes in the Wallpaper section. WhatsApp has announced some updates in the sticker section.

— So now the users can conveniently search and find their stickers with text or emoji, or browse through common sticker categories.

— WhatsApp in collaboration with the World Health Organisation has also released a dedicated sticker pack called "Together at home". The stickers are 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 localized for 9 languages - Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish," WhatsApp said in a statement.

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