Just in time for the holidays, Facebook has updated its Messenger app with a sticker feature which allows users to add stickers to their photos. There were a large number of emojis available to users for use in text messaging, and those can now be used by users for adorning their photos. This way, photo sharing just got much more creative.
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The messaging service from the social network has got a holiday makeover with many additions such as festive frames for New Year’s Eve selfies, snow-globe chat heads, and holiday-inspired sticker packs. Of all the additions made by the company, the Stickered feature is the most notable because it becomes possible for users to add classic Facebook stickers to any photo and send it to their friends using the Messenger app.
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“A lightweight new Creative Labs app by the Messenger team called Stickered for Messenger that enables you to add stickers to a photo and send them to friends on Messenger,” Director of product management Peter Martinazzi said in a blog post.
Martinazzi said the holidays are the perfect time for users to reunite with friends and family, and “Messenger is an easy way to coordinate activities and keep in touch.” The Stickered feature for Messenger was made available last week on Android, and now it is available for the iOS version as well.
Facebook makes amends
Facebook’s Messenger app used to be a part of the social network’s main app, but in April it was made into a separate app. The Messenger app allows users to send messages, stickers, and photos and even make voice calls over Wi-Fi. Later video messages too were added by Facebook, enabling users to record a 15-second video by tapping and holding the in-app button.
The company’s standalone messaging app had more than 500 million users in November, though it was not very much welcomed initially as it was forced upon them by the company, attracting a lot of controversy. Now it appears that Facebook wants to rejoice in the holiday season and win back the trust of its users.