Stickers, Facebook’s big emoji-like icons, have been available in chat and Messenger Windows in the past, but now you can add a smiley face, wincing cat, or vaguely cloacal image directly into the comments section on Timeline, Groups and Even posts. Facebook announced on Monday that stickers will be available for all post comments. This works both on mobile and desktop versions of Facebook and the iOS and Android apps.
To access the stickers, you need to tap the smiley face icon that is present to the right of the camera icon of any comment field on Facebook, and pick the sticker that best fits what you want to express. Facebook software engineer wrote in his Facebook post that stickers will allow Facebook users to express their excitement for a post with good news, cheer up a friend who’s feeling down, and express a variety of feelings.
Stickers also allow social networking and messaging users to express their tone more easily from a mobile phone since a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s obviously another key area for Facebook to focus on as it continues its shift to mobile.
As of now, all of Facebook’s sticker packs are free but we have to wait and watch how the company could monetize the feature in the future.