And because Facebook is merging the backends of Messenger and WhatsApp, the animated stickers look exactly the same as those in Facebook Messenger. This means all platforms will have the same set of features and functions.
Furthermore, WhatsApp is also adding QR codes so you can just scan someone's code and add them as your contact.
Both web and desktop apps will also get the dark mode treatment after rolling it out to the main mobile app back in March.
These are all significant updates for WhatsApp, as Facebook looks emphasize WhatsApp as a complete communication tool that's completely separate from the main Facebook Messenger chat.