How to send WhatsApp stickers (new feature!)

WhatsApp stickers are fun to use and make the conversation even more engaging. The Facebook-owned messaging platform has been adding new features to the application regularly with WhatsApp stickers being one of the latest features to be added.

The stickersĀ feature arrived on the WhatsApp beta version a week ago. Users must be on WhatsApp version 2.18.329 or above for the stickers feature to work.

If you still havenā€™t received the WhatsApp stickers update, then thereā€™s no reason to fret as WhatsApp is slowly rolling out the update to all users and you too should receive the update within a week or so. Using the stickers are fairly simple and work just in the same way as emojiā€™s do.

In case you have received the WhatsApp stickers but arenā€™t able to find the feature, then weā€™re happy to help. So, letā€™s take a look at how to send WhatsApp stickers.

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Locate the stickers button

The WhatsApp stickers button is located along with theĀ EmojiĀ andĀ GIFĀ icons. To find the stickers button simply follow these steps:

  • Open a chat window on WhatsApp and then tap on theĀ EmojiĀ button which would be on the ā€œtype a messageā€ bar.
  • You would now see 3 options on the bottom of the screen where previously only two options existed.
  • The first two options are forĀ EmojiĀ andĀ GIFĀ respectively and the third option is for the Stickers.Ā 
  • Tap on the stickers option and then you would be able to see a few pre-installed sticker packs.

How to send a sticker

Sending a sticker is super easy and involves the same process as sending an emoji. Here are a few steps to send a sticker on WhatsApp:

  • Tap on theĀ stickersĀ button.
  • Pick the sticker pack from which you want to send a sticker by tapping on the sticker pack icons at the top bar of theĀ stickers tab.Ā 
  • Now simply tap on the sticker you want to send.

Thatā€™s it. The sticker would show up on the recipientā€™s device even if they arenā€™t updated to the latest version of WhatsApp. Sending multiple stickers at the same time would group the stickers up in rows of two.


How to download more stickers

If you arenā€™t satisfied with the stickers already available to use, then you could simply add new sticker packs your existing collection.

  • To do this, simply open theĀ StickersĀ tab and then tap on theĀ plus icon on the right side of theĀ stickers selection bar.Ā 
  • Now you would be able to see a few sticker packs available to download. When youā€™re ready to download a sticker pack, tap the downloadĀ button which should be visible on the right of the sticker pack.
  • The sticker pack would now show up in theĀ My StickersĀ tab.
  • If you still canā€™t get enough of the stickers, then simply scroll all the way to the bottom of theĀ All StickersĀ tab and then tap onĀ Get more stickersĀ which would take you to the Google Play Store to search and download more stickers.

If youā€™re too overwhelmed trying to pick a good sticker pack from the hundredsĀ of available packs or just donā€™t want to waste an hour or two trying to find a decent sticker pack, then we got your back covered. We sorted out the best sticker packs from the bunch to save you the time and trouble trying to do so.

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How to add stickers to favorites

Adding stickers to favorites is fairly simple and can save you the headache of going through a bunch of stickers to find the one you need to use. Hereā€™s how to add stickers as favorites.

  • While in the chat window simply tap on the sticker you want to add to favorites and then tap onĀ Add to favorites.
  • You can also long press on a sticker in the chat window and tap on theĀ star icon which should appear on the top bar.
  • Another way to add a sticker to your favorites list is to head to the stickers tabĀ and then long-pressĀ on the sticker you want to add to the favorites list. When you see a pop-up simply tap onĀ ADD.Ā 

You can also check out our in-depth guide on how to add stickers to favorites.


How to remove sticker packs

Not all sticker packs are created equally, some are absolutely stunning while some arenā€™t interesting. In this case, you must be wondering how to get rid of the sticker packs that you might not use. Well, removing a sticker pack is just as simple as installing one.

  • Uninstall the sticker pack by heading over toĀ Settings > Apps > ā€˜Sticker Pack you want to removeā€™ > Tap on Uninstall.Ā 
  • You can also delete the sticker pack from the WhatsApp application itself. Simply open the stickers tab and tap on the + icon. Now go over to theĀ My StickersĀ tab, there you would find all the sticker packs youā€™ve installed. Tap on theĀ DeleteĀ icon which would be located towards the right of the sticker pack you want to remove.
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