WhatsApp has been updated with a new function that allows you to use your stickers in the app, and we explain step by step how to create personalized and unique stickers.
WhatsApp, one of most used messaging applications, has recently been updated, adding one of the most anticipated functions by users: you can now use your own or third-party stickers.
Stickers are a minor evolution of emoticons that allow you to use everything from illustrious characters to illustrations to express yourself and react differently in a WhatsApp conversation.
For some time now, the application owned by Facebook allows users to create stickers with their faces. Even WhatsApp has its stickers, in addition to a series of animated stickers. However, until now, it did not allow the use of its own or third-party stickers. To get the most out of this feature, we explain how to create your stickers on WhatsApp.
How to Create Stickers
WhatsApp explains that to use stickers in the application, they must be “legal, acceptable and authorized.” There are also several requirements for personalized stickers. For example, each sticker must have a transparent background, dimensions of 512 x 512 pixels, and a size of less than 100 KB.
Besides, it is mandatory to provide an icon that WhatsApp will use to represent the personalized sticker pack in the selector or the application’s sticker tray. An image that must be less than 50 KB in size and 96 x 96 pixels in size.
To create stickers, download one of the many applications in the Google Play Store for it; or in the Apple App Store if using an iOS device. One of the most popular is Sticker Maker, which is available for both operating systems.
How Does It Work?
It is an application with a simple interface and editing tools so that anyone can create their stickers for WhatsApp. Once Sticker Maker Studio is installed on your mobile phone, the process of making your stickers is quite simple.
The user can choose both an image from the phone gallery and take a picture right then and there. Besides, the application allows you to use it in its entirety to create the sticker or make an intelligent selection, which automatically crops the image to show a face or a person.
You can also cut the image freely or make a square or circular cut. Similarly, the application also allows adding an outline to the sticker and a text, being able to select the color, the font, and the style. It should be noted that more than 30 of them can be stored in each sticker pack.
These are the steps to follow to create custom stickers:
- Open the application and click on ‘Create a new sticker pack.’
- Add the Author’s name and the new batch of stickers.
- Select the images to create both the package icon and the stickers themselves.
- Cut out and customize the stickers.
- Publish the sticker pack.
- Once published, click on the green button that says ‘Add to WhatsApp.’
At that moment, when accessing any conversation in the messaging app and clicking on the smiley face icon located next to the bar to write text, you can select the stickers menu (an icon of a square with the corner folded from the bottom right).
The stickers created will appear there, and by clicking on one of them, it is sent directly to the WhatsApp conversation. As long as they comply with the laws mentioned above, users can create any sticker. Thanks to this new function, discussions within the messaging application itself will now be more enjoyable.