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Samsung is getting rid of Call Stickers on the Galaxy S8 and other devices

Some of you may have noticed stickers pop up when calling someone from the Galaxy S8. It’s the feature Samsung refers to as Call Stickers and it was introduced with the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. They would come up if you called a contact who also had either flagship and both of you had Profile Sharing enabled in the Contacts app.

With Calls Stickers you could decline calls by sending the person a sticker or even send stickers during calls. The feature made little sense apart from appearing as an effort by Samsung to tap into the increasing emoji and sticker-heavy social media preferences of users.

Call Stickers on the Galaxy S8

However, it appears that the feature hasn’t been used as widely as the company would have hoped. We hear that Samsung is shutting down Call Stickers on the Galaxy S8 and other compatible devices because not a lot of people are using this feature. Samsung will soon begin notifying users that it will shut down Call Stickers over the next couple of months.

It will not be possible to use the feature after December 17, 2018 if the Phone app has been updated on devices running Android Oreo and Nougat. If the Phone app has not been updated on these versions, users will be able to decline calls with a sticker even after the cutoff date.

The company sold Call Stickers separately as well. Those who purchased them through Galaxy Apps will be able to request compensation for their purchase. It already stopped new sales of Call Stickers since June this year

Did you ever use this feature or are you just finding out about it now?

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chrisskc
chrisskc

using this feature everyday