The cards should be the next big thing in WhatsApp. Rumors suggest that the feature should be announced shortly, following the footsteps of rivals who already offer the feature, such as the Telegram. However, users who wish to take advantage of the stickers have an alternative right away: among other advanced tools, the Gboard virtual keyboard lets you share pictures (calls in the stickers app) anywhere, including the messenger.
Here's how to use the Google app, which has both Android and iPhone (iOS) versions, to send out cards to your messenger friends. The procedure was reproduced on a Galaxy S8 with Android O (8.0).
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Gboard keyboard allows you to share cards in WhatsApp
Step 1. Download the Gboard on your phone and make the initial settings to use as your preferred keyboard on Android or iOS. Then, join a conversation in WhatsApp and open the keyboard. Tap the emoji icon to access the sharing pane and access the collection of buttons on the center button.
Go to the Gboard stickers panel
Step 2. Touch the "plus" button and select "Install stickers" to download a second app that contains the complete collection of stickers to use on Gboard.
Install more badge kits on the Gboard
Step 3. Select a set of figurines and touch the heart to add the sticker kit to the keyboard.
Bookmark to add to Gboard
Step 4. To send a picture to WhatsApp, touch the desired kit to open the variations of the cards. Then select the sticker to open the image in the messenger editor. Send the content normally in the conversation.
Share a sticker in a WhatsApp conversation
In addition to ready-made packages of stickers, the Gboard allows you to create "minifiguras", which are personalized figurines with the user's selfie.
How to create minifigures based on your face on Gboard
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