WhatsApp stickers: How to use and everything you need to know

WhatsApp has recently been on a grind developing and releasing new features regularly to make the messaging app even more engaging and simple to use. WhatsApp is currently the most popular messaging platform in the world and has a monthly user base of around 1.5 billion people.

One of the most popular features on WhatsApp currently is the ability to send stickers in chats without having to leave the application. The WhatsApp sticker feature is super fun to use and makes any conversation so much more engaging.

If youā€™ve just received the update or are looking to find out a bit more information about the new feature, then youā€™re in the right place. Letā€™s take a look at all you need to know about WhatsApp Stickers.


What are WhatsApp Stickers

As the name suggests ā€˜Stickersā€™ are cool illustrations or images without a background. WhatsApp now lets developers and creators design sticker packs and publish them on the Play Store for users to download and use in chats.

Before the update, the only way to send stickers was through third-party applications and whenever you wanted to send a sticker you would have to open the third-party sticker app and share the sticker from there. With the new WhatsApp Stickers feature, users can share stickers from within the WhatsApp application in the same way as we share emoji and gifs.

How to get the WhatsApp stickers feature

The feature was first rolled out to WhatsApp Beta users on version 2.18.329.Ā Now, the Sticker feature is being made available to all users on the stable build of the application as well.

You would have to update the WhatsApp application to the latest version to get the stickers feature. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open the Google Play Store and swipe in from the left edge of the device.
  • Now tap onĀ My apps & games.Ā This should automatically scan for new app updates. You might see the WhatsApp update available and then tap onĀ UPDATE.
  • Wait for the application to be updated.

Once you have updated WhatsApp, the feature should now be available for you to use.

How to use the Stickers

Sharing WhatsApp stickers is fairly simple and the process is similar to sharing emojis. If you are unable to locate the stickers feature, then thereā€™s no reason to panic since weā€™ve got you covered. Hereā€™s a couple of steps required to send a sticker.

  • While in a chat, tap on theĀ Emoji iconĀ in the ā€œType a message bar.ā€Ā 
  • 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.

You can also check out our detailed guide on ā€˜how to send WhatsApp stickersā€˜.

How to save Stickers to favorites

The ability to save stickers as favorites is super useful since you might download a dozen or more sticker packs for WhatsApp but only have a few favorites.

There are three ways you could add stickers to your favorites and weā€™ve already created a detailed guide on how to save WhatsApp stickers to favorites. Check out the article to take your sticker game to the next level.

How to remove WhatsApp stickers

Not all WhatsApp sticker packs are created equally, some are absolutely fantastic while some arenā€™t as good which is why you may end up wanting to remove a few sticker packs.

Well, there are 2 ways to go about removing a WhatsApp sticker pack so letā€™s take a look at how to do so.

Method 1: Uninstall the sticker pack

The first method is super easy and follows the same process as uninstalling any other application on your Android device.

  • Head over to your application list and find theĀ sticker packĀ you want to remove.
  • Long pressĀ on the sticker pack and then wait for a pop-up menu to appear. Depending on your OEM skin you might seeĀ UninstallĀ or a simpleĀ TrashcanĀ icon. Tap on the Uninstall/Trashcan button and then confirm the uninstall by tapping onĀ yesĀ when you see the pop-up to confirm the uninstall.

You can also uninstall the sticker pack by going toĀ Settings > Apps > ā€˜Sticker Packā€™ to be uninstalledĀ > Uninstall.Ā 

Method 2: Delete from WhatsApp

You can also directly delete the sticker pack from WhatsApp by performing just a few steps.

  • Launch the WhatsApp application and open a chat.
  • Tap theĀ EmojiĀ button and then tap on theĀ StickerĀ icon which should be at the bottom bar.
  • Now on theĀ stickers bar,Ā you should see a + icon towards the right. Tap on this to open up the StickersĀ menu.
  • Head over to theĀ My StickersĀ tab. You would be able to see all the sticker packs currently installed on your device.
  • Now, simply tap on theĀ deleteĀ icon at the side if theĀ Sticker packĀ you want to remove from WhatsApp, then tap onĀ deleteĀ again.

Thatā€™s it. The sticker pack would be removed from your WhatsApp.

How to create custom stickers for WhatsApp

The best thing about the new WhatsApp Stickers update is that users can create their very own stickers and share them using the Stickers option within WhatsApp.

It might seem tricky to create your own stickers and you might be wondering if youā€™d need to design your own stickers, luckily, thatā€™s not the case. Creating your own stickers is quite simple and in case youā€™re interested in doing so, then you can check out our detailed guide on how to create your own custom stickers for WhatsApp.

Best WhatsApp sticker apps download

There are a lot many sticker packs for WhatsApp available on the Google Play Store as well as outside the Play Store in downloadable APK files. This makes it very time consuming to search for the sticker pack which you might like the most.

To make life easier for you, weā€™ve compiled a list of the best WhatsApp sticker packs available right now. The article features several of the best sticker packs from different categories for you to download.

ā€˜How to install APK files on your Android deviceā€˜

Let us know if you need any help as regards the WhatsApp stickers via the comments section below.

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