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Whatsapp beta gains Snapchat-esque stickers and scribbling

Just as Instagram cribbed Stories from Snapchat earlier this summer, Whatsapp appears to be snagging a Snapchat-style sticker/doodle toolkit.

Published onSeptember 9, 2016

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As we continue toward the social media singularity, with every messaging and image sharing platform eventually converging into an indistinguishable array of Snapchat/Messenger/Instagram Frankenstein mashups, Whatsapp appears to be tossing its hat into the ring with stickers and drawing tools.

This isn’t the first Facebook-owned service to crib a feature from Snapchat. Earlier this year, we saw Instagram get a similar upgrade.

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This news comes to us via redditor armando_rod, who noticed the features on Whatsapp beta. Since this is part of the beta, there’s no guarantee that they’ll make it all the way out to the official version of the app, but we’d be surprised if they wound up axing it.

To give it a whirl yourself, you can head over to the beta test landing page and sign up to become a tester. In the meantime, let us know what you think of these changes coming to the world’s most popular messaging app in the comments below!

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