WhatsApp has released a new pack of stickers in collaboration with WHO, to spread awareness on key health messages so as to reduce the current spread of the COVID-19.
We worked together with @WHO on a new 'Together at Home' sticker pack to help people stay connected throughout this moment and beyond. Send an air high five, celebrate our medical heroes, or show love to a personal hero in your life. Available now in your WhatsApp. pic.twitter.com/6xjKylYzRd
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) April 21, 2020
Explanation By WhatsApp
These new stickers convey key health measures like hand washing, stay active and social distancing.
With billions of stickers sent every day, WhatsApp is of the opinion that it could be an important addition as stickers are becoming the quickest growing way for users to communicate through WhatsApp message. It seems to be an important introduction, considering the COVID-19 rising to its peak in western nations which is still yet to take hold in other parts, like African countries where it is expected to have a huge impact. WHO has given a warning to Africa that it could become the next mass COVID-19 affected nation.
WhatsApp being the most used messaging app in these areas makes messaging tools like these crucial for spreading key health messages.
As it seems to be a small addition, the stickers can be used as a major role in assisting not only to limit the spread of misinformation but also to boost awareness about reduction measures.