Almost a year ago WhatsApp added support for animated stickersBut it wasn't until a couple of months ago that the popular messaging client began allowing users to import or create their own animated stickers through third-party applications.
Now WhatsApp take another step by finally adding support for animated Gboard stickers. Of course, at the moment it is only compatible WhatsApp Beta.
Animated Gboard stickers on WhatsApp
Since the beginning of 2019, WhatsApp was compatible with the Gboard stickers, but not with the animated stickers of the Google keyboard, so this was a compatibility that many users had been waiting for months.
Until now, if you wanted to share an animated Gboard sticker on WhatsApp, it was shared as an animated GIF, but this with the latest beta has changed. Now the animated Gboard stickers they are shared as stickers and not as GIFs.
To share an animated sticker from Gboard, you just have to click on the "Stickers" icon in the upper toolbar of the keyboard and click on some of the hundreds of animated emojis offered by the Google keyboard.
Currently WhatsApp has 24 packages of animated stickers, but thanks to this new integration with the Google keyboard, users will be able to use the 60 packs of animated Gboard stickers. It is expected that in a few weeks this compatibility will reach the whole world.