Congrats Android, you are getting something first. If you’ve ever searched for messaging apps, you know they paper the entire Google Play and iOS stores. Everything from Whatsapp to Line to Facebook Messenger.
Those that have had the misfortune of turning on Line, you will understand what’s coming to Facebook Messenger. Stickers. Lots of stickers. Ever wanted to put random illustrated emojis on your friends pictures? Well, there’s an app for that.
The add-on, Stickered, is a light-weight companion app to Facebook Messenger releasing on the Google Play store. You can download it today and harass your friends. Apple users? Well, we are going to have to wait a bit, but Facebook says the updates to iOS will follow shortly.
The Stickered app is also getting into the holiday spirit, offering custom ‘festive frames’ and ideas for your New Year’s Eve selfies. Users also get the option to add a snow globe for their chat head. For non-users, the chat head is the floating icon that appears when a conversation is active. Think avatar, and you are on the right track.
Facebook is lagging on the rollout of holiday features. Christmas is just days away and New Year’s Eve is just over a week. Still, Facebook Messenger is looking to end the year on a high note.
The app has been under fire as Facebook strips features out of its mobile app to create standalone ecosystems of features. Will Stickered keep users there? Maybe, but at least they own Whatsapp too. Facebook is the Google of mobile. The company will get you eventually.