However, for improved usability, keyboard integration is a requested feature inclusion. Now, as per a WhatsApp beta tracker, the keyboard integration of WhatsApp stickers via Google’s Gboard has been available in the Android program since December but isn’t yet available to users. Gboard is reported to be the first keyboard whose stickers will be incorporated within WhatsApp. But, other keyboard programs are also very likely to come on board soon. The purpose of the new development would be to basically make a high 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 app to automatically convert stickers available on Gboard into WhatsApp compatible decal format WebP. It is also said that the new feature may reach other third-party keyboards as time passes.
At the moment, the decals that you share from Gboard get converted into pictures on WhatsApp but when WhatsApp gets the integration reside for Gboard usersthey will look as proper stickers.
WhatsApp brought stickers to its platform back in October. Though the program does not have plenty of decals by default, it helps the users to get distinct sticker packs from the App Store and Google Play. There’s also a workaround to enable people to create personalised stickers. However, adding the ability to add decals from keyboards will surely spend the expertise to new levels.
Particularly, Gboard has ‘Minis’ selfie stickers and Emojis Minis decal packs that both bring a list of selfie decal options on the virtual keyboard.
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 enable the new adventure.