WhatsApp updates wallpapers, adds sticker search

Tyrone Stewart

WhatsApp has made updates to provide users with more ways to bring a bit more colour to their chats – making changes to wallpapers, improving sticker search, and adding a new animated sticker pack.

Users can now assign custom chat wallpapers to different friends and family, making chats more easily distinguishable and making it less likely you’ll send a message to the wrong person. In addition, WhatsApp has added its default doodle wallpaper in more colours, added more wallpaper options to its library, and made it possible to have different wallpapers when switching between light and dark mode.

WhatsApp has also began rolling out a search feature for stickers, enabling users to find stickers using text or emojis or browse through common sticker categories. As such, the app is asking sticker creators to begin tagging their stickers with emojis and text.

Staying on the topic of stickers, the World Health Organisation’s ‘Together at Home’ sticker pack is now available in animated form, having already proved popular with users throughout the pandemic in static form.