How to Find and Add More Custom Stickers in WhatsApp Chats

WhatsApp introduced stickers in 2018, allowing users to express themselves in fun and creative ways during chats. With over 2 billion users, WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps globally. This guide will teach you how to find and add more custom stickers to spice up your WhatsApp chats.

What are Stickers in WhatsApp

Stickers are larger images that you can send in WhatsApp chats. They often have transparent backgrounds and come in packs with multiple related stickers.

There are two types of WhatsApp stickers:

  • Static Stickers: Regular image stickers without animation.
  • Animated Stickers: Stickers with animated images and effects.

Stickers help convey emotions and reactions during chats in a more expressive way compared to plain text or emojis.

How to Find More Stickers

WhatsApp comes with a default sticker pack, but you can find and download many more from the Sticker Store:

On Android/iOS:

  • Open WhatsApp and go into any chat
  • Tap on the emoji icon next to the chat box
  • Tap on the Stickers icon (next to GIFs)
  • Tap on the + button at the top
  • This will open the Sticker Store where you can browse and download free/paid sticker packs

On WhatsApp Web:

  • Click on the paperclip icon in any chat
  • Click on the Stickers icon
  • Click on the Get More Stickers button at the bottom to visit the Sticker Store

Browse through different categories like Trending, Artists, Astrology, Festivals etc. or search for specific keywords.

Preview sticker packs before downloading to get a sense of the art style and content. Downloaded stickers automatically appear in your My Stickers tab.

How to Add Custom Stickers

Apart from the default and downloaded sticker packs, you can also create your own custom stickers in WhatsApp.

Using Third-Party Apps

On Android and iOS devices, use third-party sticker maker apps to create custom stickers:

Popular apps:

  • Sticker Maker – Easiest sticker maker
  • – Make animated stickers
  • Sticker Studio – Collage stickers

General process:

  • Download images from gallery to use as stickers
  • Edit images as needed (crop, add text etc.)
  • Export the edited images as a sticker pack
  • Add the sticker pack to WhatsApp from within the app

Make sure your stickers follow WhatsApp’s guidelines:

  • Transparent background
  • Exactly 512 x 512 pixels
  • Under 100KB in size

Using WhatsApp Web

You can use WhatsApp Web to make custom stickers right within WhatsApp:

  • Open WhatsApp Web and go into any chat
  • Click on the paperclip icon
  • Click on the Stickers icon
  • Click Create to open the sticker maker
  • Upload images from your computer
  • Edit and customize the sticker
  • Click Send when done to add the sticker to your pack

Stickers made on WhatsApp Web will sync automatically to your phone’s WhatsApp when connected.

How to Use and Manage Stickers

Once you’ve added more sticker packs, here are some tips to use stickers effectively:

Sending Stickers

  • Tap on the emoji icon in any chat
  • Tap the Stickers icon
  • Scroll through My Stickers and tap a sticker to send
  • Frequently used stickers appear under Recent for quick access

Organizing Stickers

  • Favorite your most-used stickers for easy access
  • Reorder sticker packs based on preference
  • Delete sticker packs you no longer need
  • Update sticker packs when new stickers are added

Finding Specific Stickers

  • Use Search to find specific stickers
  • Keyword search coming soon on Android

So explore the vibrant world of WhatsApp stickers to take your chats to the next level! With endless sticker packs and the ability to make custom stickers, you can always find fresh and creative ways to express yourself on WhatsApp.