How to Send Stickers on WhatsApp: A Complete Guide

Stickers have become a popular way to communicate on WhatsApp, alongside emojis and gifs. With recent updates, WhatsApp now offers options like a sticker store and the ability to send images as stickers. If you're wondering how to download, send, create, and manage stickers on WhatsApp, this guide will walk you through the process.

How to Download Stickers on WhatsApp

To download stickers on WhatsApp, follow these steps:

  1. Open any chat on WhatsApp and tap on the Emoji icon at the bottom left next to the message option. On iOS, the Sticker icon is directly available on the message bar.
  2. If you haven't downloaded any stickers before, you'll see the “Get Stickers” option. Tap on it. Alternatively, you can select the Plus icon below the send button to access sticker options.
  3. This will open the WhatsApp Stickers Store, where you can download sticker packs to use later.

Please note that the official WhatsApp store has a limited number of sticker packs. To find more options, you can explore third-party apps.

How to Download Stickers from Third-party Apps on WhatsApp

To download stickers from third-party apps, follow these steps:

  1. Search for “WhatsApp Stickers” on the Play Store or App Store and download a sticker app of your choice.
  2. Open the downloaded sticker app.
  3. Browse through the available sticker packs and select the ones you want to download.
  4. On the sticker pack page, look for the “Add to WhatsApp” button and tap on it.
  5. A pop-up will appear, asking you to confirm the addition of the sticker pack to WhatsApp.

After following these steps, you can access the downloaded stickers by tapping on the Emoji button and selecting the Stickers icon.

How to Send Stickers on WhatsApp

Once you have downloaded stickers, sending them on WhatsApp is easy. On Android, tap on the Emoji icon and then select the Stickers icon to access your downloaded stickers. On iOS, simply tap on the Sticker icon in the message bar on the right. The stickers will be grouped by their packs, allowing you to select and send them with a single tap.

WhatsApp also provides an option to search for stickers based on emotions. By tapping on the Heart icon in the top bar, you can choose emotions like happy or sad to find stickers that match your mood.

To add a sticker to your favorites for quick access, long-press on the sticker and select the Star icon. You can find your favorite stickers in the Favorites section.

How to Send Images as Stickers on WhatsApp

WhatsApp recently introduced a feature that allows you to send images as stickers on the desktop version. Follow these steps:

  1. Open any WhatsApp chat on the WhatsApp web or desktop app.
  2. Click on the Attachment icon next to the message box.
  3. Select the Sticker icon from the menu.
  4. This will open the system file manager. Choose an image to send as a sticker.
  5. You can edit the image by cropping, adding text, or placing emojis and stickers on top of it. Transparent background images work best, but you can also use the scissors option to remove the background within WhatsApp itself.
  6. Once you're satisfied with the edits, click on the Send button at the bottom right to send the image as a sticker.

Please note that this feature is currently available only on the desktop version of WhatsApp. To send images as stickers on the mobile app, you'll need to use a third-party app to create your own stickers.

How to Create Stickers on WhatsApp

To create stickers on WhatsApp, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Sticker Maker app from the Play Store or App Store.
  2. Open the Sticker Maker app.
  3. Tap on the “Create A New Stickerpack” button.
  4. Provide a name for the sticker pack and enter the author's name (you can use your own name).
  5. Once the sticker pack is created, tap on it to open.
  6. Add the sticker pack icon and up to 30 stickers. The icon you upload here will be displayed in the sticker icon tray.
  7. While adding stickers, the app offers various tools to remove the background, such as cut square, cut circle, and freehand. You can also use the Smart select feature to automatically remove the background. If you prefer to keep the background, select all the stickers and tap on “Save sticker.”
  8. After adding all the stickers, tap on the “Add to WhatsApp” button at the bottom and confirm the addition when prompted.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a new sticker pack and added it to WhatsApp.

How to Manage Stickers on WhatsApp

To manage stickers on WhatsApp, follow these steps:

  1. On the Stickers page, tap on the plus icon at the top to open the Sticker store on WhatsApp.
  2. You can also access all your sticker packs by tapping on the “My Stickers” tab.
  3. To rearrange the sticker packs, tap on the four-line icon and drag them up or down. The sticker packs at the top will appear in front of the sticker tray bar for quick access.
  4. If you want to delete a sticker pack, select the Delete icon and confirm the deletion in the pop-up.

Wrapping Up: Stickers on WhatsApp

In summary, you can now download stickers from the WhatsApp sticker store, third-party apps, and even create your own stickers. While sending images as stickers is currently limited to the desktop version, we hope this feature will be added to smartphones in future updates.

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Enjoy expressing yourself with stickers on WhatsApp!