Facebook is working on a Trending Stickers section

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Credit: https://twitter.com/wongmjane/status/1125286543973732358

There is something about Facebook and its subsidiaries like WhatsApp and Instagram—they all love stickers. In the last couple of months, Instagram has added how many now? Not sure actually, but it is on record that quite an impressive number of stickers have been added by Instagram in the last one year or thereabout. This post, however, is not about Instagram—it is about Facebook; its parent company. The social media giant is reportedly testing a Trending Stickers section.

This piece of information is coming from no other person other than Jane Manchun Wong—a reliable Twitter user who has a proven trach record of calling most of these features right before they are launched. According to a screenshot posted by Wong, users will be able to react to trends with different stickers as you can see.

As usual with such calls, there is not much to say for now; but most of Wong’s previous calls have been spot on—and we don’t expect this to be any different. We might not get any official reaction to this, but we expect an update anytime soon—maybe.

A few months ago, Facebook added a set of Call to Action [CTA] stickers for Pages. The stickers will allow businesses to make more effective use of stories via direct response tools. The buttons mirror the existing CTA options available in the main header of business Pages. Users can now prompt Stories viewers to “Shop Now,” “Get Directions” or “Book” directly from the Stories feed as can be seen below.

It is a big one for businesses; especially those considering the option of using Stories as a digital marketing process. Regardless of how young Facebook’s Stories still is, and considering the fact Instagram provides a better option, businesses might want to stick with the social media behemoth due to its potentials

Instagram took to their Twitter page to announce a new sticker—the Quiz Stickers a couple of days ago. In the tweet, Instagram said you could use Quiz Stickers to do a number of things including asking your friends and followers multiple-choice questions. This, according to the Facebook subsidiary, will allow your followers or fans to know you even more.

Two years ago, the social media giant launched the smiley face stickers, which allows you to add context to your story with stickers regardless of where you are or what you are up to. Once you take a photo or video, new stickers button will appear next to the text and drawing tools.

Tap the smiley face to find customizable stickers for weather, the current time, and your location. To add a location sticker to your photo or video, simply search for your location and choose from the list. People watching your story will be able to tap the sticker to learn more about the location. However, Instagram says your story won’t appear on the location page itself.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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