The instant messaging service WhatsApp and the World Health Organization (WHO) They have decided to join forces to make confinement more bearable. For it, have launched a pack of ‘stickers’ that will help people to be connected in a more enjoyable way.
This set of icons, twenty in total, refer to everyday gestures, many especially important during the pandemic, such as wash your hands or ask our family and friends, “Are you okay?” or play sports at home.
The group of stickers has been called ‘Together at Home’ (’Together at home’), they can now be downloaded from the WhatsApp platform, and include some texts translated in 9 languages (Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish).
In some of these drawings you can read very motivating phrases of the type “We will get through this together”; “Hit those five” (two people trying to clash hands); “you’re my hero”; or at home”.
According to WhatsApp officials, they are delighted to work with the WHO to present this package of “stickers”, it indicates that these can be one “fun, educational and universal tool that overcomes barriers such as language or age, among othersWe hope that people will use these stickers to keep in touch with loved ones, especially those who feel isolated, lonely and scared“they explain.
It is not the first time that both entities work together to try to stop the pandemic since, at the beginning of the crisis in Europe, and when the United States was not yet so affected by Covid-19, WhatsApp and the WHO launched a chatbot (an automatic messaging service) to offer verified information to the more than 2,000 million users of the app worldwide.
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