WhatsApp brings Instagram-like time and location stickers to iPhone users

WhatsApp brings Instagram-like time and location stickers to iPhone users

WhatsApp for iPhone gets a range of new features. Although these are no major features, but are definitely the ones to make chats more interesting and interactive. WhatsApp for iPhone’s new version 2.18.30 brings Instagram like location and time stickers to be added to photo or videos. In addition, the new update also brings along the option to search a certain members of a group.

The new time and location stickers that WhatsApp for iPhone gets is much like what we have already seen on Instagram and also Snapchat for a while now. To give a background, Instagram lets you add time and location stickers along with other interesting stickers to photos and videos that you share as Instagram stories which vanish after 24 hours. This makes the media file, be it a photo or a video, more interactive. Likewise is the case with the new WhatsApp for iPhone time and location stickers.

First thing that should be noted is, the iPhone users will need to upgrade their WhatsApp application to latest version 2.18.30 for iPhone. On upgrading to the latest version of the application, WhatsApp will bring the stickers. To use these stickers and add them to photos or videos you should first open the chatbox of the contact you want to share the media file with. Then, click on the ‘+’ plus icon placed right next to the message box, press the ‘Photo & Video Library’ option and select the media file, be it a photo or a video that you would want to share it with the contact.
Now to add the time and location stickers to the media file, tap of the “smiley” icon which is placed on the tap bar and search the time or location stickers, click on it and it’s done. It is noteworthy that you can drag and re-position the sticker wherever you want on the photo or video. You can also remove the sticker by dragging and dropping it in the bin icon placed on the top-left corner of the screen.

This feature works, as mentioned above, much like the Instagram and Snapchat stories. As of now the time and location stickers are only available for the iPhone users, but some reports claim that WhatsApp may bring the stickers to the Android users as well. WhatsApp is rolling out the feature to the iPhone users in a phased manner, this means only a select users may have got their hands the stickers for now. In case you still haven’t got the feature, you can head to the App store and upgrade the app.

In addition to the time and location stickers, the new version 2.18.30 of WhatsApp for iPhone also brings along a search option which will let users find a group member directly from the Group Info window. This feature basically let you search for group participants and easily message them on private chat.

Source by:-indiatoday