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WhatsApp Stickers: how to create custom stickers on WhatsApp?

The Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp is adding a new feature for custom chat stickers. WhatsApp has been implementing several new features, and custom stickers seem to be one of the most popular trends right now. The young generation like the concept of custom stickers as it allows them to express their feelings better. Following the same trend, WhatsApp is implementing the custom sticker feature for the Web and Desktop version of the application.

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Recently, WhatsApp has added WhatsApp Payments, multi-device support, and now the custom stickers support. It seems that Facebook is pushing WhatsApp to a larger audience since the competition for chatting applications has increased in the last two years. The custom sticker feature is available on WhatsApp Web and Desktop applications only and can be accessed via the official website. 

What are WhatsApp stickers, and how to find them?

WhatsApp stickers

Though introduced back in 2018, WhatsApp stickers are popular among users who want to convey messages through default stickers. However, the only limitation these stickers had until now was the inability to customise. Users had to download the stickers packs and use them as default with no hopes of customising. Now, with the new update, the company allows sticker customisation for WhatsApp Web and Desktop applications. You can find the new sticker option by going over to a chat and selecting the “Create” option under the sticker tab. Though it is not clear if the sticker update will be available for Android and iPhones, here is a quick look at how to create custom stickers on WhatsApp. 

WhatsApp stickers: how to create WhatsApp stickers on WhatsApp web and desktop?

The WhatsApp sticker feature is available on the Web version of the application, and it is yet to be released on the WhatsApp Desktop. Users can create custom stickers by connecting their WhatsApp accounts through the WhatsApp Web portal. Here is a quick walkthrough for creating custom stickers on the WhatsApp web.

  • Open Google Chrome, Firefox, or any other web browser currently installed on your computer. 
  • Type web.whatsapp.com in the URL bar and press Enter. 
  • Once you’re on the website, scan the QR code through the WhatsApp “Link A Device” option on your smartphone.
  • Open any preferred chat and click on the Smiley face icon.
  • Click on the Sticker option and then select “ Create”.
  • Edit the sticker according to your preference and send it over to your contact by clicking the Send button. 
  • Now, you can create your customised stickers and share them with your loved ones on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp stickers: how to create custom WhatsApp stickers on Android and iOS?

As mentioned before, the company is yet to announce any release date for the feature on Android and iOS platforms. Since this service is only available for the web version right now, users can easily create custom stickers on the web. Additionally, using the web version gives you enough freedom to use the in-app editor to create professional-looking stickers in seconds. If WhatsApp receives a good response from the audience, it might release the same feature for Android and iOS platforms pretty soon.

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Ashish Khaitan

Ashish Khaitan is a Delhi University graduate with 2+ years of experience in tech writing. He has written troubleshooting guides for hardware and software products, and has previously worked for publications like AnimeIndia and OTAKUSMART. Ashish covers deals, gaming and features on Pricebaba. He enjoys reading comics and is a big fan of Japanese anime.