Stickers are not just a gimmick. The social network is crafting new characters to make its messaging products mimic face-to-face interactions.
Facebook is rolling out a new animated sticker pack created by illustrator Matt Jones as part of a much larger effort to make messaging more human.
Stickers, which are essentially a character-driven interpretation on emoticons, made their first appearance in Facebook’s iOS application in mid April. The social network has since added its warm-and-fuzzy, and sometimes kooky, digital machinations to the Messenger application forAndroid. Facebook will eventually bring the characters to its other messaging apps as well …http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57581618-93/facebooks-finch-stickers-put-livelier-face-on-messaging/