WhatsApp testing group icon editor feature to let users set Emoji and Stickers as group images

Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp develops new features for users to make users chatting experience more interesting and easy. Now, the instant-messaging app is testing a new fun feature that allows users to use emojis and stickers as display picture of their WhatsApp group chats.

This feature will allow users to differentiate between groups more easily and give them a more fun experience.

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp beta version 2.21.190.11 is rolling a new group icon editor that will allow you to generate an icon by choosing a background color and an emoji, or sticker.

As per reports, when a users wants to change the image of a group they will get an additional “emoji and stickers” option on the menu along with the other options. Then the users can tap on this option and choose a background color and emoji or stickers as per his/her choice to set it as the group icon. After a preview, the user can change the Group’s display picture by clicking on the ‘Done’ button.

Currently, the new WhatsApp feature is being rolled out for iOS users only. However, Android users is expected to get this feature soon. The feature is in the testing phase on iOS and the testing slots of the beta version of this feature have been completed.

It might take a while for WhatsApp to roll it out to more beta testers. So, the “emoji and stickers” option may not appear in all the WhatsApp user’s account.

How to use the emoji and stickers as group picture

If you’re running the beta version of WhatsApp, then follow these steps to change the group icon to emoji and stickers:

  • First open the WhatsApp app.
  • Open a Group chat then go to group chat info
  • Now tap on the camera icon to change the group icon.
  • If you see a new option called “Emoji & Stickers,” that means you can start using this feature.
  • Now choose a background colour and an emoji.
  • And tap on the done option and your group icon is set.

Recently, the company launched end-to-end encrypted cloud backups for chats for iOS and Android.

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