WhatsApp is one of the most popular and most used messaging apps in the messaging market right now. Last year, WhatsApp released a new feature called sticker. It’s a general sticker feature which has been implemented on others messaging services such as LINE. If you curious, you may want to know how you can create your own WhatsApp sticker on your Android or iPhone.
The Difference Between WhatsApp Sticker and LINE Sticker
LINE has been the app that popularize sticker feature. It’s a teen messaging apps and that’s why it’s the most popular messaging apps in Japan and other Asian countries. Sticker could make messaging experience more friendly for younger users and target markets.
Now, WhatsApp also provide sticker feature. You can even create your own sticker. You can even create it from your own pictures.
WhatsApp Stickers Are Free
On WhatsApp, stickers are entirely free and cost no money. You can send sticker to other user, download it from other resources — entirely free.
LINE is different. On LINE chat app, there are free and paid stickers. The free version provide limited feature and shape. The paid version provide many more shape and design.
WhatsApp Sticker is Normally a Flat Image with No Motion and Sound
On LINE, there are many stickers with its own animation. When you tap them, your phone will ring that stickers’ sound. On WhatsApp, however, it doesn’t sound and doesn’t move. Only flat image that you can easily recreate.
You Can Create Your Own Sticker and Use Other User’s Sticker
On LINE, you have to buy and own your own sticker from the store. On WhatsApp, you can use other user’s sticker without needing to tell them.
You can also create your own WhatsApp sticker on your Android and iPhone. The only thing you need is a WhatsApp sticker creator app.
WhatsApp Allows You Copy Stickers Other Sent to You
Yes, you can send other users’ stickers to other users by copying them directly.
To copy sticker that others sent, you only have to tap and hold that sticker. Then tap Forward button to send that funny sticker to any other WhatsApp users you want. This works the same when you forward normal messages.
How to Create Your Own WhatsApp Sticker on Android/iPhone
Other than using already made WhatsApp stickers, you can also create your own.
Creating and designing your own WA stickers is easy and can be done in all Android phone. The only thing you need is photo editing app that lets you remove image background and an app that lets you upload that image as a WhatsApp sticker you can use.
There’s another app that provide both. So, you only need one app that does photo editing (to remove background) and upload that as WhatsApp Sticker.
But, before knowing how, you need to know the requirement of what images that’s best as WhatsApp sticker.
Images Size and File Size To Be Created As WhatsApp Sticker
Here’s the requirement of images you can turns into WhatsApp sticker. You need to follow this requirement to make those images work best as WhatsApp sticker.
- Sticker size must be 512 x 512 pixels.
- Image that you choose as WhatsApp sticker should have no background
- You also have to create icon pack for your stickers, and it needs to be 96 x 96 pixels and less than 50 KB.
- Sticker should have less than 100KB file size.
How to Remove Image Background Easily and Upload Your WhatsApp Sticker on Your Android
On Android, you can remove image background using StickerMaker app.
Let’s talk about how to create WhatsApp sticker on Android first.
After installing StickerMaker app, open that app.
Tap Create a new stickerpack. Then type the sticker name and your name as author. Tap Create to create WhatsApp sticker using those names.
Now, there’s sticker pack. All you need to do is to fill each sticker slot with your picture. Tap one of the sticker slot to fill it by any image you want. You can either take a picture from camera, open the gallery app to find image, or select file to browse the file without gallery app.
To remove background, you can tap Freehand. Then move your finger around the screen to draw a line and remove image background.
Once it’s done, tap Yes, save sticker.
Congratulations! Now your one of your sticker is done. And now you have to do the same thing to other sticker slot. You can create how much sticker you want.
Once you feel it’s enough, you can tap Add to WhatsApp to upload them as WhatsApp sticker. Tap Add.
How to Create Your Own WhatsApp Sticker on iPhone and Then Upload Them to WhatsApp
On iPhone, you can use Sticker Maker to create WhatsApp sticker.
- Tap the Plus button to create new stiker pack.
- Tap new sticker pack that you just created.
- Tap the Tray icon.
- You can either taking a picture from your camera or browse your own picture from the library.
- Now select the area of the picture.
- You remove and adding parts of the image here. Then tap Save.
- You can now do the same thing to the rest of the sticker slot.
- Once you feel it’s enough, tap Save Sticker Pack. Then tap Add Sticker Pack to WhatsApp.
It will open the WhatsApp directly, and you’ll be prompted to save the new sticker pack. Tap Save to add that stickerpack you’ve created to WhatsApp.
How to Save Other User’s Sticker As Yours
You can save stickers other user sent as yours. To add sticker that’s sent by others, you can tap that sticker and then tap Add to favorite.
Now, you can open and send that sticker by tapping emoji icon and select that sticker.
Where to Download WhatsApp Sticker That’s Already Made
If you wonder how others user get their own sticker, you can do one of this:
1. Download WhatsApp Sticker on WhatsApp Itself
WhatsApp provide its own default sticker you can own. You can download and save them by tapping emoji icon and then tapping the plus button.
Then there will be shown sample WhatsApp sticker you can save and share.
2. Download WhatsApp Sticker from the Play Store
If you wonder how others user get their funny and rare sticker, you can search them on the Play Store. Choose one of the sticker on the search result, then tap Install.
There are lots of WhatsApp sticker out there. Just type “some random keyword ” + “whatsapp sticker”. Then you will find one.
So that’s it. Making your own WhatsApp sticker is easy, and all you need to do is by using a simple app and spend some time to create the entire sticker pack.