According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is developing a shortcut to search for stickers because the existing procedure through the search button seems long. With the new shortcut, users can search for stickers by simply typing an emoji or text in the keyboard following which the sticker icon will change to green color. Next, users can tap on the green sticker icon to see stickers related to the emoji/text that users have typed. Also Read - WhatsApp launches special Mother's Day animated stickers: How to download and send
To reiterate, the feature is under development at this point and not available to users. The report pointed out that the sticker search shortcut will be enabled in a future update. Also Read - WhatsApp reveals what will happen to your account if you don't accept new privacy terms
Coming to the Starred stickers tab for WhatsApp Web, the feature is available for users having the latest WhatsApp version for Android and iOS. The feature allows users to pick Starred stickers directly from WhatsApp Web. To check for the feature, click on the Sticker button in the WhatsApp chat bar, where a Star icon that will have Starred stickers should appear. Do note that users need to update their WhatsApp app for Android and iOS to the latest version to access the feature.
Apart from this, WhatsApp is also working on multi-device support for the Web version. It will allow users to use their WhatsApp account on more than one device at a time without the need for an active internet connection on the main device. However, the feature is under development and unavailable to users as of now. The feature will give users the option to link a device, which will let them use WhatsApp Web without having to keep their phone connected, according to a report by WABetaInfo.