Shortly after Facebook launched stickers for desktop chat, news circulated that it lost one of the minds behind the popular messaging feature. TechCrunchand AllFacebook reported that Sophie Xie, the designer who started the sticker craze at a hackathon, has moved from Facebook.
According to TechCrunch, Xie left Facebook to work on a bespoke hyper-local location app. She had been a Facebook employee since 2012, and bringing stickers to desktop was her final project.
Stickers have been a craze in Asian messaging apps, but Facebook brought them to its network earlier this year. The super-sized emoticons started out as an addition for iOS, then later were added to Android. Tuesday, Facebook announced that desktop chat users can send stickers to friends.
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