According to the report, the three main reasons are, these apps required WhatsApp to be installed and as per the tweet, this is one of the reasons as apps should not require other apps. There are ample pd such apps with similar behavior. Finally, many of these apps appear to share a similar design, which is again a violation of Apple’s App Store guidelines.
WhatsApp Stickers for Android and iOS were launched last month. Since launch, stickers became quite popular on one the largest messaging platform in India, especially during the festival of Diwali in the country.
Following the roll out, several apps that let users create their own stickers as well as apps for sticker packs in regional language or more related apps popped up on App Store as well as App Store. Now, it looks like Apple is deleting such apps. An official statement from the company is awaited.
Apple is reporting that all WhatsApp Stickers are violating their guidelines. The main reasons:
1) There are too much apps with similar behavior.
2) It requires WA to be installed. Apps should not require another apps.
3) The design of these apps is the same. https://t.co/L86KCYeSBV
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) November 18, 2018