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WhatsApp had started off as an instant messaging platform. Gradually it incorporated group chat and then voice and video calling. Now, it’s been a while since those features were introduced. So, what’s next? Speaking with multiple people at the same time – group calling; yes, that is exactly what the messaging app is going to bring next.

Facebook owns WhatsApp now and during the firm’s F8 keynote, the company announced that a group video calling feature will arrive in the app within the next few months.

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“Voice and video calling are very popular on WhatsApp, and we’re excited to share that group calling will be coming in the months ahead.” In addition to confirming group calling, Facebook also announced that the app would be getting stickers as well. “Stickers are also coming to WhatsApp soon,” stated the firm.

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The stickers feature was already noticed just about last month in a WhatsApp beta version, where it was seen that the messaging app will now have a sticker store, from where users will be able to get more stickers. Since Facebook Messenger already integrates stickers’ it won’t be a stretch to expect that the firm’s other messaging app will get the same soon.

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Stickers are essentially nothing but bigger emojis. Several messaging apps, like LINE, have already made it a good business by selling them and letting the users creating their very own customized stickers and sell them too. However, it is not clear as of now whether or not WhatsApp stickers will take the same path as that of LINE. Considering the fact that Messenger’s stickers are free; it is expected that it will be the same with WhatsApp as well.

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