How to Create WhatsApp Stickers From Photos on Android

What to know

  • WhatsApp on Android lets you create stickers from photos.
  • Stickers can be created from the Stickers option within the emoji selection screen. Tap Create > Select a picture > edit sticker and send.
  • You can also create Stickers from any photo within a chat. Open the photo and select ‘Create sticker’  from the overflow menu.

WhatsApp stickers have been all the rage since they were first introduced. But one can never have enough of a good thing, which is why WhatsApp now lets you create your own unique stickers from any image in your gallery or your chats. Here’s everything you need to know to get started with sticker creation on WhatsApp for Android.

How to create WhatsApp stickers from photos on Android

Although the sticker creation feature hasn’t rolled out to users on Android, it is available in WhatsApp beta version or later.  

Here are the two ways that WhatsApp lets you create stickers on Android. 

From the Stickers option

  1. Open the WhatsApp chat. Tap on the emoji icon to the left of the text field. Then swipe right to get to the ‘Stickers’ tab.
  2. Tap on Create. Then choose the image that you want to turn into a sticker.
  3. Once selected, WhatsApp will take the turn the image into a sticker. Pinch to make the sticker bigger or smaller. 
  4. Then Send the sticker. Once sent, you can add the sticker to your favorites by tapping on it.
  5. Then selecting Add to favorites.
  6. You can also edit the sticker if you like, and add additional elements to stickers from the top right corner. Add additional stickers or emojis.
  7. Add text.
  8. Or use the markup pen of a color of your choosing.
  9. Once created, tap on Send

From a photo in a chat

You can also create a photo using an image in a chat. Here’s how:

  1. Open the chat with the image that you want to use as a sticker. Open the image and then tap on the three-dot icon in the top right corner.
  2. Select Create sticker and wait for WhatsApp to create a sticker from the photo. Use the options at the top to add more elements (as previously shown). Once done, tap Send.
  3. And just like that, you would have created a sticker out of a photo. All the stickers created by you will be available from the ‘Stickers’ section itself.


Let’s take a look at a few commonly asked questions about creating stickers from photos on WhatsApp.

Does iOS have WhatsApp sticker creation feature?

Yes, WhatsApp on iOS already has the ability to create stickers from photos.

Which Android beta version has WhatsApp sticker creation feature?

WhatsApp beta version on Android has the WhatsApp sticker creation feature. 

We hope this guide helped you get started with creating stickers from photos on WhatsApp for Android.

1 Comment

  1. amazinng that whatsapp finally added this feature. i’ve been using Buz for quite awhile for all my voice messaging needs and i hope they can add a similar feature soon because I love their emojis and real-time push to talk button. it makes my conversations so much more intimate. have you heard of it before? great overviews by thr way!

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