After emojis and gifs, stickers are another way to express yourself in conversation. Almost all instant messaging (instant messaging) applications out there have additional sticker support. WhatsApp is not an exception either. The Facebook-owned company has even gone ahead and added an option to create custom stickers. Here's how you can create your own stickers on WhatsApp.
As of now, the ability to create custom WhatsApp stickers is limited to WhatsApp desktop apps only. You cannot create one using the WhatsApp mobile app. However, there is an option to import your stickers created from WhatsApp desktop to WhatsApp mobile. Stay until the end to learn all the tricks.
WhatsApp custom sticker packs are useful when you want to create interactive stickers from memories. Also, it is quite easy to do so. Let's set up WhatsApp desktop first and then create stickers.
Configure WhatsApp Desktop
Before we jump straight to WhatsApp's desktop or web, we'll first show you how to set it up on your computer or Mac (it's not as easy as adding a mobile phone number and logging into a WhatsApp account after all).
Step 1: Download the WhatsApp application from Microsoft Store or Mac App Store.
Step 2: Open WhatsApp on your PC or Mac and it will show a QR code to scan.
Step 3: Open WhatsApp on your mobile phone and go to Settings.
Step 4: Select Paired Devices and tap the Pair a Device option.
Step 5: Authenticate yourself and it will open a built-in camera to scan the QR displayed on WhatsApp desktop or WhatsApp web.
Step 6: Scan the QR code and in a couple of minutes you will see all your WhatsApp messages on the desktop app.
Now you are all set to create custom WhatsApp stickers using the desktop application.
Create custom WhatsApp stickers on WhatsApp
First, make sure you have relevant images stored on your PC or Mac so that you can create a label out of them. Follow the step-by-step instructions below.
Step 1: Open the WhatsApp application on the desktop.
Step 2: Go to any chat where you want to use the sticker.
Step 3: Click on the emoji icon in the chat.
Step 4: Select the tag icon next to the GIF.
Step 5: The recent stickers menu will open.
Step 6: Click on the Create button and it will ask you to select an image to use as a sticker on WhatsApp.
Step 7: Select an image and the sticker editor will open in WhatsApp.
Here are the options to edit an image before turning it into a sticker on WhatsApp.
Scheme: This is one of the most important tools to create custom WhatsApp stickers. Select the outline and create a path on the image to cut out unnecessary elements. You can draw a path on an image and turn an image into a sticker.
Emoji: Planning to add an image to a sticker? Click on the emoji icon and choose an emoji that is relevant to you.
Sticker: With the sticker menu, you can add an existing sticker to a custom sticker.
Text: The name says it all. Click the T icon and add text to your custom sticker.
You can also go ahead and use the paint tool to add some colors to a sticker. We used the outline tool in the screenshot above and added a sticker-like effect to a simple image.
After making the necessary changes to the image, hit submit and WhatsApp will share it as a sticker in the app. You can create as many custom stickers as you want using the Create tool on the WhatsApp desktop app.
Import custom stickers from WhatsApp to the phone
In an annoying limitation, WhatsApp will not sync stickers created from the desktop with the phone. You cannot access stickers created from desktop to mobile with one touch. However, a solution allows you to use all the personalized stickers in WhatsApp conversations on the phone.
Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your phone.
Step 2: Open a conversation where you used a custom sticker before.
Step 3: Touch a sticker and select the Add to favorites option.
The sticker is added to your sticker gallery. You can use the sticker for any WhatsApp chat now. Repeat the same step for all custom stickers and add them to favorites for easy access.
Create custom WhatsApp sticker packages
While WhatsApp has nailed the sticker creation part to the desktop, we can't wait to see the same functionality in WhatsApp mobile apps. What stickers do you plan to create on WhatsApp? Share your creativity in the comments below.
The entry How to create your own WhatsApp Stickers was first published in TecnoTuto .