Learn Step-By-Step How to Create WhatsApp Stickers

updated June 20, 2024
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Jaqueline Corradi
Jaqueline Corradi
Content Manager

Do you know how to create WhatsApp Stickers? Before WhatsApp even existed, at the beginning of the rise of online chats, emojis became a success as a way to express yourself beyond words. 

They have evolved a lot since then, and WhatsApp stickers offer the possibility to go far and allow you to personalize even more your messages. Not only for personal uses, but also for business purposes. 

For instance, you can create WhatsApp stickers with your brand's logo, which is a tool to promote brand awareness and engage with your customers. Or, you can also make stickers of your and your friends' pictures or your favorite memes just to have fun. 

Whether using an Android or iOS smartphone, or desktop computer, it's very simple to make WhatsApp stickers. Check out this article to learn more about it. 

How to Create WhatsApp Stickers on iOS or Android

1. Download a third-party app to make WhatsApp stickers

WhatsApp for iOS or Android still doesn't have the feature that enables you to make stickers within the app. You will need to download a third-party app for that, and there are several of them. Some of the most popular ones are:


Sticker.ly logo

Sticker Maker

Sticker Maker logo

Sticker Studio

Sticker Studio logo

In this guide, we will use Sticker.ly to explain how to make your stickers. But, usually, those types of apps have a very similar sticker creation process and are user-friendly. 

2. Click on the "+" button.

Sticker.ly home page

3. Choose between creating an animated or a regular sticker.

Sticker.ly home page, choose between animated or regular sticker.

4. Allow access to your photos.

Sticker.ly page "allow access to all photos"

5. Select the photo you want to use. 

In the camera roll, choose the image that you wish to use to make the sticker. It can be a picture, or the logo of a brand, for instance.

6. Choose how you want to cut out the selected image.

Auto: it cuts out the image automatically, then you can add text, emojis, a background, and adjust the colors of the image. 

Sticker.ly print screen showing the sticker edited with the auto feature.

Manual: You select manually the part of the image you wish to use to make a WhatsApp sticker.

Sticker.ly print screen showing how to select the area of the image manually.

Crop: You can select the area of the image by using a square. 

Sticker.ly print screen where it's written "trace the area to cut".

7. Click next, then save.

Once you have adjusted the sticker image as you prefer, select the button "next", and save the image.

Sticker.ly print screen showing the sticker ready.

8. Select the sticker pack you want to include the sticker or create a new one.

Sticker.ly print screen where it's written " Select a pack. New Pack."

9. Name the sticker pack.

You can opt if you want to make the pack available for other people who are using Sticker.ly to download the stickers. 

Sticker.ly print screen where it's written "New pack. Create. Pack name. Private Pack."

10. Click on "Create". 

Your sticker is ready to be used, just click on "add to WhatsApp", and that's it. 

Sticker.ly print scree showing the sticker pack, on the botton of the image it's written "add to WhatsApp".

How to Create Whatsapp Stickers using WhatsApp Web

Although WhatsApp for mobile devices doesn't have the sticker maker feature yet, the WhatsApp Web already enables you to create your stickers without having to download third-party applications. 

1. Click on the sticker icon.

WhatsApp web print screen showing the emoji keyboard, and the sticker icon on the left corner of the image.

2. Select the "Create" button.

WhatsApp web print screen showing the "Create" button.

3. Choose the image, and click on "send".

You can make multiple editions, such as add emojis and texts, cut, resize, and rotate the image. Then, send the sticker to the person you want to, and it will be saved in your sticker library. 

WhatsApp Web print screen showing the sticker ready to be sent. On the right side of the image the is the "send" icon, and on the top there are the image edition tools.

Discover JivoChat Solution for WhatsApp

Do you use WhatsApp for business? JivoChat can help you boost your presence through this messaging app to nurture client relationships and increase sales. You can use JivoChat to create campaigns enriched with customer data, present offers to specific audience segments, and keep your customers updated on the latest news about your products and services.

JivoChat software interface on desktop and mobile

You can keep track of all WhatsApp interactions through the JivoChat app, so you won't miss any important notifications. You will also be able to create customer profiles with their previous interaction history, contact details, and agents' comments.

Enjoy Creating WhatsApp Stickers

Now that you have learned how to create WhatsApp stickers, why don't you start making your own? You will see how easy it is. Explore the multiple options the sticker maker and WhatsApp itself offers to enhance communication through this app.

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