Facebook Messenger

Previously hidden, stickers are now accessible using an actual button

Sending stickers in Facebook Messenger was possible before today's update, but only using an invisible button that was located just to the left of the "+" button. It looks like Facebook is finally ready to reveal this feature, and has added a smiley face button to access the sticker screen. Multiple pages of smiley face and critter stickers are included in the app, with an optional sticker store that has even more cute critters you can download. Also listed in the change log is a batch of bug fixes, which is always good to see.

This version is available now in the Play Store for all your adorable smiley and critter needs.

 
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The pop up Messenger and sms is awesome just keep what your doing and pop a message and read and respond without leaving that page. ... awesome. ..

kb2755 says:

Does that work for SMS too? Couldn't get it to work

Redbugz007 says:

I am not seeing feature, nor can i access it on the left side either. Rather strange considering I got the update.

ryanparedez says:

same with me... I don't see the new feature

sequoia462 says:

I've found this happens alot with facebook's updates. They say what they've added in the What's New, but I can never see the new features til a couple of updates later (that have the same What's New as a couple updates prior).

gallyjh says:

I don't see it either. Do you guys happen to have nexus 4? I'm wondering if that is the common denominator here...

sequoia462 says:

Xperia Mini Pro and Nexus 7, issue is always on both.

sk8mdw says:

No stickers on my S3.

Ledward1245 says:

I hope I can explain this well enough for everyone

1.You have to use the pop up head
2.Open the chat
3.press and hold right next to the "+" this is next "write a message"
do not press the "+", press and hold the open space to the left of the "+"

*the keyboard must be out and once you release your finger it comes out

Hope this helps

sequoia462 says:

Got it once but can't seem to reproduce. It would be nice if the update actually added a button!

dakid2k6 says:

Doesn't show for me. Even tried the method above and still nada. I'm on a note 2 att

DaVince says:

I can do the hidden button method. But the actual smiley button isn't there for me. Weird... as the picture on this blog post clearly shows the smiley button.

UPDATE: Apparently it's region specific. Probably a bug. Hopefully.

MarkSeven says:

I don't see it either..

Diskoman says:

It's there, but when I type a message and then use the sticker it wipes out the message. I wish that had been made clear ahead of time.

SpookDroid says:

I have a Note 2, international... It's a regional thing, guys... :(

I SOMETIMES can activate the 'hidden' method, but it's not consistent and I'm not seeing the smiley icon, either.

slave2theaxe says:

I've got the smiley button, but still no chat heads...getting frustrated with FB

k_nonymous says:

What emoji is that in that picture above?

karen1nicola says:

Is anyone else having trouble getting hold of the new Skullington sticker pack that was released on May 4th? Some of my friends on the same Android platform and same app versions as me, have already got it and are using it fine, but its not showing up in my facebook sticker store anywhere so I cant download it. Is there a way to force the sticker store to refresh and show it? I've tried all the usual things; forcing the app to close then reopening (both fb and messenger), restarting the device, uninstalling then reinstalling the apps, nothing has worked. Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks :-)