Commit e946b230 authored by Amritpal Sandhu's avatar Amritpal Sandhu
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Update current notice on iOS apps in both READMEs

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To get started, review the `README` files in the [Android](https://github.com/WhatsApp/stickers/tree/master/Android) or [iOS](https://github.com/WhatsApp/stickers/tree/master/iOS) folders, and refer to the [FAQ](https://faq.whatsapp.com/general/26000226).
## PLEASE READ: IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT iOS APPS
With Apple’s strict App Store review policy, we recommend iOS developers to submit apps that contain more functionality than to simply export stickers. This will increase the chances of the app being accepted. As an alternative to creating an iOS app, there are various sticker maker apps that help you create and import stickers into WhatsApp.
The sample iOS app is an example on how to use our API to import stickers into WhatsApp, and can serve as guide on how to get started, but it is not meant to be used as template for your app because it will not be accepted by Apple.
## Announcements :loudspeaker:
Please check out [Announcements](https://github.com/WhatsApp/stickers/wiki/Sticker-Updates:-September-30,-2019) for recent changes.
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# iOS Stickers Apps for WhatsApp
### IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT iOS APPS
Apple will reject or remove your sticker app from the App Store if it uses the UI sample that WhatsApp provides. When creating an iOS sticker app, please make sure to develop a unique user interface with your own styling to comply with Apple's App Store guidelines. Do *not* use our sample app's UI as is, please significantly modify the UI before submitting. You should also consider adding additional functionality to your app (sharing stickers to other apps, to iMessage, etc) or any other features that you deem suitable. This will assist you in passing Apple's App Store review.
We are still working on updating our full set of documentation and our FAQ to reflect this.
## PLEASE READ: IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT iOS APPS
With Apple’s strict App Store review policy, we recommend iOS developers to submit apps that contain more functionality than to simply export stickers. This will increase the chances of the app being accepted. As an alternative to creating an iOS app, there are various sticker maker apps that help you create and import stickers into WhatsApp.
The sample iOS app is an example on how to use our API to import stickers into WhatsApp, and can serve as guide on how to get started, but it is not meant to be used as template for your app because it will not be accepted by Apple.
## Overview
If you would like to design your own stickers for WhatsApp, you can package them in an iOS app. You will need to distribute your app via the App Store. Users who download and install your sticker app will be able to add your stickers to their WhatsApp sticker picker/tray, and start sending those stickers from within WhatsApp. A separate app is necessary and it will reside on your phone's home screen just like any other app. Once you add the stickers from the app to WhatsApp, you can remove or uninstall the app from your phone and continue to send those stickers. Stickers on WhatsApp must be legal, authorized, and acceptable. Learn more about acceptable use of our services at <https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/#terms-of-service>.
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