COVID-19: WhatsApp releases ‘Vaccines for All’ sticker pack – know how to send

WhatsApp has released a new set of stickers in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) which is named ‘Vaccines for All’. This has been done to create awareness regarding the ongoing COVID-19 vaccinations drive in the country and to appreciate the efforts put out by the health workers.

The newly ‘Vaccines for All’ stickers launched by WhatApp is a collection of 23 distinct and unique stickers. The stickers have been made available for all WhatsApp users including Android and iPhone users.

These stickers offer people a fun and creative way to connect and privately express the feeling of joy, relief, and hope after sharing information related to the COVID-19 vaccines.

Digital Channels, WHO Team Lead Andy Pattison was quoted as saying that the new sticker launch attempts to encourage more and more people to come forward and get themselves vaccinated against the disease.

The COVID-19 helplines created on WhatsApp have also started offering vaccine information and registration. 

“We want to help governments and international organizations connect as many people around the world to vaccine information and services as possible, especially those in hard-to-reach places or in marginalized groups.  We’ve also waived the fees that come from sending messages through our WhatsApp Business API,” WhatsApp said in its statement.

How to send the stickers

Open WhatsApp on your Android or iOS phone and then open the chat window or WhatsApp Group you want to send the stickers to.

On iOS, tap on the sticker icon next to the type box. You will see both the GIFs and stickers option, tap the latter. Now, select the ‘+’ icon, following which you will see the ‘Vaccines for All’ pack. You just have the tap the download option and you are good to go.

On Android, tap on the emoji icon and select the stickers option. Following this, tap on the ‘+’ icon, download the new sticker pack, and it’s done. Once the new ‘Vaccines for All’ WhatsApp Sticker pack is installed, you can easily start sending them to people by selecting the chat > tapping on the sticker icon > going for your stickers, and finally sending the ones found in the new pack. This is similar for both Android and iOS.

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