How To Add Custom Stickers In WhatsApp

Do you find the stickers on WhatsApp as plain or boring? Or do you want to convert your own art and designs that you want to use on the app? Fortunately, the messaging platform allows its users to create custom stickers and import them on the app. Follow our guide below to learn how!


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Using WhatsApp stickers on your chat can make your conversation lively, fun, and interesting. But if you find the platform’s sticker selection boring or limited, you can create one from your images or designs.

For Android and iOS app developers out there, WhatsApp provides sample codes that you can use to build your own app to create your custom stickers. Once published on Google Play or the Apple App Store, you and other users can download the app to use stickers on WhatsApp.

On the other hand, there are a lot of apps out there that can help you add your custom stickers on WhatsApp. So for those of you that don’t want to build an app or have limited app developing experience, we got you covered.

How to create custom stickers

Before we get started, there are a few requirements that you must meet in order to create custom stickers on WhatsApp. Each image that you want to convert to a sticker must have a transparent background, an exact size of 512×512 pixels, and a file size of less than 100KB.

If you want to create your own sticker art or design, we recommend using Photoshop. Although other photo editing apps can do, Photoshop provides you with better accuracy and editing tools when compared to others.

Note: Although our method below takes care of most of WhatsApp’s image requirements, we recommend following their guideline as much as possible to produce optimal results.

Once you have all of that sorted, we can now get started.

How to create and add custom stickers on Android

  1. Download Wemoji from the Google Play Store. Take note that you can use other similar apps such as Sticker.ly and Sticker Maker to produce your stickers.
  2. Launch Wemoji from your home screen or app drawer.
  3. Tap “Create Sticker.” Once prompted, grant the app your permission to access your files.

  4. Tap Photo and select an image to use for your sticker. You can also crop, edit, and add more images by using the tools at the bottom of your screen.

  5. Once you finalize everything, tap Save at the top right corner of your screen.

  6. Add a name and author to your sticker pack.

  7. Go back to the main menu and tap “My Stickers,” and open your newly created sticker pack.
  8. You can choose to add more stickers before importing the pack to WhatsApp. Tap “Add to WhatsApp” at the bottom of your screen to import.

After successfully importing your stickers on WhatsApp, you can now use them on your group and individual chats. To access them on the app, open a conversation, tap the emoji icon at the bottom left side of your screen, and select the Stickers tab.

As for iOS users, there are apps that you can download from the Store that can help you import stickers to WhatsApp. We recommend using Sticker.ly for its customization and editing tools.

Why can’t I add a custom sticker pack on WhatsApp?

Whether you’re using an app from Google Play Store or the one that you developed to import sticker packs to WhatsApp, there’s a chance to encounter some issues or problems.

So if you encounter any problems when adding the pack to WhatsApp, check each one of your stickers and make sure that they all meet the requirements needed. Don’t forget to check the file name and size as well. If nothing works, try to download and use other similar apps.

To sum it all up

To wrap things up, WhatsApp allows its users to create custom stickers and import them on the platform. The messaging service provides free sample apps for iOS and Android developers so that they can publish apps with custom stickers that anyone can download and use.

But for those who have limited coding experience, there are apps on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store that can help you create stickers from the images on your device. While these apps usually fulfill most of WhatsApps requirements for stickers for you, we recommend that you follow these rules as much as possible to produce the best and optimal results.

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