Every instant messaging app is throwing stickers around. BBM was first in line, I think (though I am not certain). Now Facebook Messenger is embracing the whole sticker business. Facebook has a new Stickered app just for plastering stickers on your photos. Is that supposed to be adult fun or something?
What I do not get is the essence of stickers. For one, they are copies of regular emoticons, only just bigger. I also notice that they do not get inserted in a message you are sending (at least on BBM). I do not like that. What exactly is the big deal about stickers?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.