How to Insert and Use Emoji Stickers in WhatsApp Web and Mobile Apps

Emoji stickers have become an extremely popular way for WhatsApp users to express themselves and enhance conversations. In this comprehensive guide, I will explain what WhatsApp emoji stickers are, the benefits of using them, and provide step-by-step instructions on how to find, download, and use emoji stickers in both WhatsApp web and mobile apps.

What are WhatsApp Emoji Stickers?

WhatsApp emoji stickers are larger than traditional emojis and offer more personalized and creative ways for users to communicate visually. Unlike plain text or standard emojis, WhatsApp stickers come in different art styles and can feature original artwork, characters, custom photos, and more.

Some key things to know about WhatsApp emoji stickers:

  • Vector images that can be sent in chats like extra large emojis
  • Come in fun art styles with original designs and characters
  • Animated stickers are also available
  • Sticker packs must be downloaded from WhatsApp or third-party apps
  • Can be used to enhance conversations and express emotions

Benefits of Using WhatsApp Emoji Stickers

There are many great reasons to use WhatsApp emoji stickers, including:

  • More visual communication: Stickers provide vivid images to portray emotions and reactions.
  • Customization: You can find diverse sticker art styles and make your own.
  • Fun and engaging: Stickers make chats more lively and interactive.
  • Emphasis: The large size makes stickers stand out in chats.
  • Convenience: Easy to find, download, and use stickers.

How to Find and Download WhatsApp Emoji Stickers

WhatsApp offers default sticker packs and makes it simple to download more from third-party apps. Here are the steps:

Default WhatsApp Stickers

  • Open any chat in WhatsApp mobile or web app
  • Tap/click on the emoji icon next to the text box
  • Tap/click on the sticker icon (next to emojis and GIFs)
  • Scroll through categories or use search to browse stickers
  • Tap/click on a sticker pack to preview and download

Third-Party WhatsApp Stickers

  • Follow same steps to open sticker panel
  • At the bottom, tap/click “Get more stickers”
  • You will be directed to more sticker pack apps (like Play Store)
  • Browse apps and choose sticker packs to download

Downloaded packs will appear in your WhatsApp sticker panel for easy access.

How to Use and Send WhatsApp Emoji Stickers

Once you’ve downloaded some WhatsApp sticker packs, sending stickers in chats is very simple:

WhatsApp Mobile

  • Open any chat in WhatsApp mobile app
  • Tap on the emoji icon next to text box
  • Tap on the sticker icon (next to emojis and GIFs)
  • Browse categories or search to find your stickers
  • Tap on a sticker to instantly send it in the chat

WhatsApp Web

  • Open any chat in WhatsApp web app
  • Click on the emoji icon next to text box
  • Click on the sticker icon
  • Browse categories or search to find your stickers
  • Hover over a sticker and click to send in chat

That’s all there is to it! You can now enjoy sending creative and fun emoji stickers to all your WhatsApp contacts.

Tips for Using WhatsApp Emoji Stickers

Here are some top tips to get the most out of WhatsApp stickers:

  • Favorites: Star frequently used stickers for quick access
  • React quickly: Use stickers to instantly react in conversations
  • Be creative: Make your own personalized sticker packs
  • Large stickers: Use sparingly for emphasis
  • Small stickers: Great for quick reactions and embellishing
  • Animated: Use to bring extra life to chats
  • Themed packs: Match stickers to conversation topics

Create Your Own Custom WhatsApp Stickers

Looking to get even more creative with your WhatsApp visual communication? You can make custom stickers with your own photos and designs by using the WhatsApp web sticker maker:

WhatsApp Web Sticker Maker

  • Open WhatsApp web and any chat
  • Click emoji icon and then sticker icon
  • At the top click “Create”
  • Upload an image from your computer
  • Edit image add text, emojis, stickers
  • Click “Send” when done to use in chats
  • Can also add to favorites for quick access

Now you can make truly unique WhatsApp stickers to share with friends and family!


Emoji stickers are a fun way to take your WhatsApp chats to the next level. With this guide, you now know how to easily find, download, use, and even create custom stickers for more engaging conversations. So open those WhatsApp chats and start sticking!

As a digital media professional and avid WhatsApp user for over 5 years, I have extensive experience using emoji stickers to visually communicate and liven up conversations. I love discovering new sticker packs and making custom stickers from photos for a more personalized chat experience. I hope this comprehensive article helps you unlock the creative potential of WhatsApp emoji stickers as well!