How to Cre­ate Your Own What­sApp Stickers

Parth Shah

After emojis, and gifs, stickers are yet another way to express yourself in a conversation. Almost every IM (Instant Messaging) app out there has added sticker support. WhatsApp is no 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.

Create custom stickers in Whats App

As of now, the ability to create custom WhatsApp stickers is limited to WhatsApp desktop apps only. You can’t create one using WhatsApp mobile app. However, there is an option to import your created stickers from WhatsApp desktop to WhatsApp mobile. Stick till the end to learn every trick.

WhatsApp custom sticker packs are useful when you want to create interactive stickers from memories. Besides, it’s quite easy to do so. Let’s set up WhatsApp desktop first and then create stickers.

Setup WhatsApp Desktop

Before jumping right to the WhatsApp desktop or web, we will first show you how to set it up on your computer or Mac (after all, it’s not as easy as adding a mobile number and signing into a WhatsApp account).

Step 1: Download the WhatsApp app from the Microsoft Store or Mac App Store.

Step 2: Open WhatsApp on your PC or Mac, and it will showcase a QR code to scan.

Scan Whats App QR code

Step 3: Open WhatsApp on your mobile phone and go to Settings.

Step 4: Select Linked Devices and tap on the Link 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.

Open linked devices
Link device to whatsapp desktop

Step 6: Scan the QR code, and in a couple of minutes, you will see all your WhatsApp messages appearing on the desktop app.

Now you are all set to create custom WhatsApp stickers using the desktop app.

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 sticker out of it. Follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Step 1: Open the WhatsApp app on the desktop.

Step 2: Go to any chat in which you want to use the sticker.

Step 3: Click on the emoji icon in the chat.

Select emoji menu

Step 4: Select the Sticker icon beside the GIF.

Select whatsapp sticker

Step 5: It will open the Recent stickers menu.

Step 6: Click on the Create button, and it will ask you to select an image to use as a sticker in WhatsApp.

Create whatsapp stickers

Step 7: Select an image and it will open the sticker editor in WhatsApp.

Whatsapp sticker editor

Here are the options to edit an image before converting it to a sticker in WhatsApp.

Outline: This is one of the most important tools for creating custom WhatsApp stickers. Select outline and create a path on the image to trim unnecessary elements. You can draw a path on an image and convert an image to a sticker.

Whatsapp stickers outline tool

Emoji: Planning to add an image to a sticker? Click on the emoji icon and pick an emoji that’s relevant to you.

Sticker: Using the sticker menu, you can add an existing sticker to a custom sticker.

Text: The name says it all. Click on the T icon and add text to your custom sticker.

One 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 necessary changes to the image, hit send, and WhatsApp will share it as a sticker in the app. You can create as many custom stickers as you like using the Create tool on the WhatsApp desktop app.

Import WhatsApp Custom Stickers to Phone

In an annoying limitation, WhatsApp won’t sync stickers created from the desktop to the phone. You can’t access stickers created from desktop to mobile with a single tap. However, a workaround allows you to use all custom stickers in WhatsApp conversations on the phone.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your phone.

Step 2: Open a conversation in which you used a custom sticker before.

Step 3: Tap on a sticker and select Add to Favorites option.

Tap on sticker
Add sticker to favorites

The sticker gets added to your sticker gallery. You can use the sticker to any WhatsApp chat now. Repeat the same step for all custom stickers and add to favorites for easy access.

Create Custom WhatsApp Sticker Packs

While WhatsApp has nailed the sticker-creation part on the desktop, we can’t wait to see the same functionality on WhatsApp mobile apps. Which stickers are you planning to create on WhatsApp? Share your creativity in the comments below.


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Parth Shah

Parth previously worked at EOTO.tech covering tech news. He is currently freelancing at Guiding Tech writing about apps comparison, tutorials, software tips and tricks and diving deep into iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows platforms.