WhatsApp is investigating the addition of a search feature that would enable quick sticker searches and access. The most recent version of WhatsApp for Android, 126.96.36.199, has the feature partially active.
According to categories like All, Love, Greetings, Happy, Sad, Angry, and Celebrate, the update organises stickers into distinct tabs. The search button located in the sticker section’s lower left corner gives you access to these categories.
But there’s a catch.
In this beta version of WhatsApp, sticker search is not fully functional. The search button only appears when the last-used tab was Stickers, as noted by WABetaInfo. Additionally, if you access it once, it vanishes. To access sticker search once more, open WhatsApp again.
This implementation’s inability to support user-made stickers is another drawback. I only saw the sticker packs that came pre-installed when I went to the sticker search page. It will be interesting to see if WhatsApp is able to identify and categorise the emotions included in user-generated stickers in the future.
Since it does not support custom stickers, the functionality is not necessary or currently significant, but if you’re curious, you may test it out in the most recent WhatsApp beta version available from the Google Play Store.