Facebook for iOS Rolling Out New Feature: Send Stickers in Comments [PICS]

Are you ready to up your Facebook commenting game? Soon you’ll be able to comment with stickers within the iOS app, as the social network has announced the feature is rolling out worldwide “over the next day or so”. The announcement was made by Bob Baldwin employee (on Facebook of course), as noted by TNW:

New on Facebook: You can now send stickers in comments!

Stickers have been a delightful way to communicate in messages, and I’m happy to announce we’re bringing them to comments across Facebook. Just tap the smiley face icon in the bottom-right of any comment field to pick a sticker to send. It’ll be available to all posts from people, in groups, and on events now. I think stickers will allow people to reply to a variety of posts in a more fun way than words alone. You can now easily show your excitement for a post with good news, cheer up a friend who’s feeling down, and express a variety of more nuanced reactions.

Once the feature is available, you should see a smiley face on the right hand side of the text entry box, where you’ll be able to choose a variety of stickers to send:

Facebook ios stickersBaldwin explains the stickers project was first created as part of a hackathon project in New York where he built the prototype with another employee in just one night. It was enabled for employees to test first, which saw high praise for the feature. It was then later built for the mobile web, iOS and Android and more versions soon after.

This way of adding stickers to comments is just another way for the social network to get users more engaged and to spend more time on Facebook. Let us know when you see this rollout in Canada. As of writing, it’s not available within the iOS app or within Mobile Safari yet.

Update: the stickers are now live.

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  • Nick Cameron Greene

    This is all well and good but since iOS 8, the app has been pretty terrible. 6 and 6+ support would be nice too.

  • Rick

    Big deal. Your app sucks. Fix it first before you do all the BS stuff.

  • sdgsdgsdghsd

    Stickers? Seriously? Wtf, who cares. Give us iphone 6 and plus support.

  • Tim M

    give you? settle down and stop feeling entitled because you chose to go out and buy an expensive phone

  • Stefan

    Whaaaat?! That is no longer cause for big company such as Facebook not to update the iOS app. Many developers with much less resources already updated their apps. Also, Facebook knew about iOS 8 5 months ago!

  • I’m really starting to loathe Facebook.
    First, they update the Facebook app without providing information on what’s updated and they release stupid useless features like that instead of providing support for the iPhone 6.