WhatsApp Decals have been quite popular since their introduction in October last year.
But for enhanced usability, computer keyboard integration is a hotly requested feature addition. Now, according to a WhatsApp beta tracker, the computer keyboard integration of WhatsApp stickers through Google’s Gboard is available in the Android app since December but is not yet available to users. Gboard is reported to be the very first computer keyboard whose decals will be incorporated within WhatsApp. However, other keyboard apps are also very likely to come on board shortly. The purpose of the new development is to basically make a large number of stickers available for sharing on WhatsApp.
WABetaInfo reports WhatsApp for Android has had the integration of keyboard stickers because December 12, however, the operation isn’t accessible with Gboard at the moment. The new move will permit the chat program to automatically convert decals on Gboard into WhatsApp compatible decal format WebP. It is also stated that the new feature may reach other third-party keyboards as time passes.
At the moment, the decals which you share from Gboard get converted into images on WhatsApp but when WhatsApp gets the integration reside for Gboard usersthey will look as proper stickers.
WhatsApp brought stickers to its stage back in October. While the program does not have lots of stickers by default, it allows the users to download distinct sticker packs in the App Shop and Google Play. There is also a workaround to enable individuals to make personalised stickers. But, adding the ability to add stickers out of keyboards will certainly take the experience to new levels.
Especially, Gboard includes ‘Minis’ selfie decals and Emojis Minis sticker packs that bring a record of selfie sticker choices on the digital keyboard. Google had updated the Gboard app for Android apparatus with artificial intelligence (AI) backed suggestions for adding new decals last November.
All this could make sticker sharing on WhatsApp simpler and more enjoyable. That having been said, we are yet to see the official update for WhatsApp and Gboard to allow the new experience.