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WhatsApp on iOS gets location stickers, search group participant feature and more

WhatsApp on iOS now allows you to add time and location stickers on the photos or videos you're sharing with your contacts, similar to Instagram and Snapchat.

  • Published: March 1, 2018 2:51 PM IST
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WhatsApp has another update! The iOS app of the platform has been updated to version 2.18.30, and is rolling out to all users, as we speak. The app weighs in at 154.9MB and is compatible with iPhone models running iOS 7.0 or later.

The update does introduce a few interesting features. WhatsApp on iOS now allows you to add time and location stickers on the photos or videos you’re sharing with your contacts, similar to Instagram and Snapchat.

How to add stickers on WhatsApp

In order to add the sticker, simply press the ‘+’ plus icon on the top left of the keyboard, tap ‘Photo & Video Library’ option, and then select an image or video that you’d like to share. After that, when the media preview is shown, tap on the emoticon icon from the top bar and search the time or location sticker that you want to add to your photo or video. You can also remove any stickers simply by dragging and dropping them in the bin icon placed on the top-left corner.

Search for a group member on WhatsApp

The app also brings an option to search for participants of a group, directly from the Group Info window. This allows you to search for group participants easily to chat with them individually.

In case Instagram, Facebook, Google and Snapchat weren’t enough, WhatsApp is also reportedly thinking of showing you sponsored content on the app as well. According to WhatsApp’s new Terms of Services (ToS) and Privacy Policy that was reportedly leaked, the messaging app will soon start sharing user data with Facebook to offer sponsored content to business accounts.

  • Published Date: March 1, 2018 2:51 PM IST