18 January 2021
WhatsApp has been offering custom chat wallpapers feature for a long time. The only drawback is that once you choose a wallpaper, it gets applied to all of the chats. This is exactly what WhatsApp has fixed with the latest update available for Android and iOS devices. It further brings the ability to search for stickers easily and quickly.
Starting with the biggest change, WhatsApp now allows setting up a custom chat wallpaper for each of the conversations. It works for both individual and group conversations. The feature was first spotted under beta testing about a couple of weeks ago and has finally been rolled out to everyone.
The updated version offers three chat wallpaper categories: Bright, Dark, and Solid Colors. The first two categories feature wallpapers that suit the bright and dark theme respectively. If you want to browse wallpapers from the older collection, simply scroll down to the bottom until you see the archives option. And as always, you can choose to use any photo from the phone's gallery app to use as chat wallpaper.
Lastly, WhatsApp has made it easier to search for your favorite and relevant stickers. You can search for them using text and emoji which should be pretty fast. You can also browse stickers on the basis of categories if you have a lot of them installed. The update is already available for download via Google Play Store and Apple's App Store.