Facebook Messenger 2014 Holiday stickers

There’s a brand new app from Facebook in town and it’s hitting iOS real soon. Having launched on Android today, Stickered is a companion app for Messenger which allows you to add some fun stickers to a photo before sending it to a friend on Messenger.

The first companion app for Messenger, the lightweight Stickered app should make it easy and fun to pick a photo and then resize and slap a sticker on top.

“Stickers and photos are two of the most popular ways that people express themselves on Messenger,” a company representative told TechCrunch. “This is a fun experiment to see how people combine the two.”

A Creative Labs project by the Messenger team, Stickered takes an image from your Camera roll (or you can snap up your own photo using the in-app camera) and then lets you apply stickers on top in some creative ways.

You can choose among the hundreds of stickers available in Messenger and move them around, as well as resize and reposition the sticker with your finger.

When satisfied with your work, tap the Messenger icon to be taken to the Messenger app where you can choose which friends to send your spruced up photo to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMJvw-RfTEI

According to TechCrunch, the team was inspired to created Stickered after watching Facebook’s television commercial (see above) which aired in Los Angeles to promote Messenger with people interacting with stickers in real life.

“That got Facebook thinking harder about the fun people could have with overlays,” author Josh Constine wrote.

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The Android edition of Stickered is now live in Google’s Play store, with the iOS version “coming soon” to the App Store. We’ll keep you posted when it launches so keep your eyes peeled.

In other Facebook news, they’ve added read confirmations to Messenger, made the app run a lot faster and introduced holiday-themed content like additional sticker packs, a festive SnapChat-style frame and more.

Download Facebook Messenger free in the App Store.

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  • Guest

    Loving the new animations they added it in conversations. ♥

  • Guest

    Loving the new animations they added it inside conversations. ♥

  • Harchu

    Loving the new animations they added it in conversations. ♥

  • It’s really annoying that Facebook has to make a new app for anything it comes out with. So I can browse Facebook in app, then to send a message I have to switch to Messenger and then to add this stickers to pics I gotta open a 3rd app? Something is not right with that at all.

    • NekoMichi

      In the future, reading the News Feed, liking a post, commenting on a post, posting photos, viewing photos, and updating your status will each require separate apps.

      • vivalaivsca

        FB, wasn’t designed mobile first. Facebook is just that slow in mobile that everything you do needs to have its own sandbox environment. I really with they would just upgrade their data structure for the mobile generation.

    • Amen!

    • They are probably trying to simulate using an Android device. You constantly have to go from app to app. to get things done. Android users don’t mind this. Unfortunately Apple users do and prefer to get things done within one app. Just my opinion..

  • Great Scott

    If I find any of my friends using this app, I’m never talking to them for the remainder of their life spans.

  • Andrew

    Just what I need – ANOTHER app from Facebook. No thanks. I preferred their old “1 app to rule them all” regime, which is why I use the FBNoNeedMessenger tweak.