WhatsApp is adding the ability to forward stickers without having to download them first.
The feature comes about via a new shortcut button which can be seen in the screenshot below:
This feature is currently available in WhatsApp Beta for Android update version 18.104.22.168 and WhatsApp for Android – Web Release, version downloaded from the website. It is not yet available for WhatsApp for iOS.
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