Facebook releases a new stickers app for iOS

Facebook releases a new stickers app for iOS

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Stickers stickers everywhere. Photo: Facebook
Stickers stickers everywhere. Photo: Facebook

Facebook has just released yet another in its seeming interminable series of single serving apps of dubious utility. It’s called Stickers for Messenger, and surprise! It lets you slap virtual stickers on your photos before sending them to your friends through Messenger.

First released on Android last week, here’s how Stickered works. You start by loading up a picture either from your Camera Roll, or by snapping it in real-time, then pick from hundreds of different stickers to apply, moving them around and resizing them as necessary before hitting send.

Facebook’s claiming it’s an experiment. “Stickers and photos are two of the most popular ways that people express themselves on Messenger,” they said to Techcrunch “This is a fun experiment to see how people combine the two.”

Wonder why Facebook’s so interested in stickers? Emoji are on their way out, and even the head of the Unicode Consortium believes stickers will eventually replace them. Facebook wants in on the ground floor.

You can download Stickers for Messenger for free on the App Store.