Social media sites like Facebook and instant messaging services like WhatsApp are now our only medium to connect with the outside world. In this desperate time, WhatsApp has been proved to be a blessing for billions of daily WhatsApp users to connect and express with each other. When the world is under the grasp of COVID-19 and everyone is forced to stay indoor to help flatten the curve, it is more important to express ourselves with our close friends, relatives, co-workers, and superior.
To express ourselves better, WhatsApp has partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO) to come up with a new set of WhatsApp sticker emojis that express the time we are living in.
WhatsApp is calling this sticker pack “Together at Home;” it symbolizes that we are in this together, and the only way to stop this virus from spreading is by staying home. The sticker pack consists of 20 stickers that accurately depicts the current scenario and stay-at-home mantra.
My favorite sticker from this pack is that of a man holding a laptop while wearing a formal shirt with a tie and a short. This perfectly shows the current work from home situation.
There is another sticker that shows a cat sleeping on the laptop. I think it shows how we are spending so much time on our laptop nowadays since we are not allowed to go outside.
There is also a sticker of a person wearing what looks like a helmet astronauts wear. This gives the message of not touching our eyes, nose, or mouth so much.
The best sticker, however, is that of a doctor presented as a superhero. This is so true; doctors and other front line workers are the true heroes. They are our only hope in this time of uncertainty.
There are many other interesting stickers available in this ‘Together at Home’ sticker pack. We have an “air high five,” then there is “you are my hero,” soap and handwash sticker, workout sticker, social distancing sticker, and more.
“The ‘Together at Home’ sticker pack that will help people stay connected throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Stickers like these can be funny, educational, and universal, breaking through language, age, and other barriers,” WhatsApp wrote in a blog post. “This pack offers creative ways to remind people to wash their hands, maintain distance, exercise, and importantly to celebrate medical heroes as well as the personal heroes in all of our lives.“
The new “Together at Home” sticker pack is available for download within the WhatsApp app. Click on the emoji button, then stickers, and finally click on the ‘+’ icon. The newly launched sticker will be available there for downloading. Once downloaded, you can start sending those stickers within WhatsApp to express your feelings.
WhatsApp says the text on this sticker pack is available in 9 other languages, including Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
WhatsApp is not new to launch a set of emojis. Just last week Facebook introduced a new ‘care’ reaction emoji amid Coronavirus outbreak.