Apple could be on the verge of deleting all 'WhatsApp Stickers' from the App Store since these apps have been violating the company's guidelines for developers. This was reported by WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks upcoming WhatsApp features.
According to a tweet by WABetaInfo on Sunday, the reason why Apple could be taking this decision is, "there are too many apps with similar behaviour and the design of these apps is the same".
In October, WhatsApp announced in a blog post that it is adding support for third-party developers to build sticker apps for WhatsApp for both Android and iOS users.
Designers were asked to "publish your sticker app like any other app on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and users who download and install your app will be able to start sending those stickers right from within WhatsApp."
Post this announcement, the Apple App Store has been flooding with these sticker apps.
Apple argues that apps should not depend on other apps to function, but the sticker apps require WhatsApp to be installed, according to WABetaInfo which is not affiliated with WhatsApp Inc.
So far, no official statement has been released on this either by Apple and WhatsApp.
(With IANS inputs)