WhatsApp gets custom wallpapers for individual chats and sticker search

WhatsApp has received a new update which brings support for custom wallpapers for individual chat threads, as well as the ability to search for stickers with text or emojis, or browser common sticker categories.

WhatsApp gets custom chat wallpapers and sticker search

WhatsApp chat wallpapers

WhatsApp has long supported chat wallpapers, but with this update, it allows users to set custom wallpapers for individual chats. This will make the chats easily identifiable and make it less likely for users to send wrong messages in the wrong chat. As per WhatsApp:

“Make your chats personal and distinguishable by using a custom wallpaper for your most important chats and favorite people, and you never need worry about sending the wrong message in the wrong chat ever again”

The update will also allow users to search for their favorite stickers using either text or emoji, as well as browser various sticker categories. Sticker creators will have to ensure that they tag their stickers properly so they can be found by users when they use text or emoji to search for them. WhatsApp is also introducing new animated stickers for “Together at Home” sticker pack by World Health Organization with this update.

Here is the complete changelog for the new WhatsApp update:

  • Search and find your stickers with text or emoji or browse through the common sticker categories.
  • New wallpapers give your chats a fresh new look. You can now set custom wallpapers per-chat, separate wallpapers in dark mode, and choose from a refreshed wallpaper gallery or different colors over the default doodle background.

WhatsApp is rolling out the update at the moment and might be a few days before you get it on your phone.

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