The new version includes Memoji Stickers support and rebrands the name to ‘WhatsApp From Facebook’. This rebranding was done for Android first, and it has now trickled down to the iPhone app as well.
The tag is visible under WhatsApp’s Settings and is a clear indication of Facebook marking its territory. The WhatsApp for iOS latest beta version 188.8.131.52 brings Memoji Stickers support for users testing the app.
After you’ve updated to the latest version, you can check for the Memoji Stickers option. The stickers show up in the frequently used section as well, alongside the normal emojis.
Memoji stickers are available for iPhone X, iPhone XR and iPhone XSusers only, running on iOS 13. To recall, Memoji is a feature introduces with iOS 12 that allows users to create personalized Animoji for themselves. Animoji is themselves likened to animated emojis.
This rebranding can be spotted in the Settings, and it comes days after it was spotted in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android.
In addition, WhatsApp had also recently added the fingerprint lock feature for Android beta users, after making it available to the iPhone users. The users will need to enable it in Settings, and this feature will allow users to add a layer of protection to their chats, keeping lurkers at bay.