The world’s largest social network lets you use stickers with friends on its Messenger app, as comments on Facebook status updates and on photos in Messenger — via its standalone ‘Stickered’ apps — but this latest move threatens to unleash a full-scale stickerpocalypse within your Timeline.
Beyond testing this feature because it is new, it could be that many Facebook users simply aren’t interesting in sticker-fied photos in the long run. The sticker phenomenon started in Asia, with Line and apps like WeChat and Kakao Talk, and Facebook’s continued adoption of stickers is a validation. In the case of Line, which pioneered the genre, stickers are just one part of its ‘soul’ and — as Fast Company recently pointed out — “mimicking another app’s features may be easy, but stealing its soul is not.”
If you want to give this new feature a spin, simply update your Facebook for iOS or Android app to the latest version and get snapping, sticking and posting your creations for your friends to admire/ridicule.