Stickers for WhatsApp
If you have an Android phone you can create your own stickers in a couple of steps so you can import them into WhatsApp and use them in your chats.
The stickers have arrived at WhatsApp and are now available to everyone.
At the moment the available packs are quite scarce, but little by little and as it happened with Telegram, more and more packs are arriving with different memes, although the way to install it is still a little rudimentary and only allows to keep a sticker each time when they are shared in a chat.
On the other hand, the installation of stickers in WhatsApp through iOS requires external applications that only serve to install the stickers, without any other functionality, which ends up worsening the process.
However, the fact that it works through external applications allows us to create our custom Sticker packs in a very simple way, so anyone can create their Stickers for WhatsApp in a simpler way, if possible, than in Telegram, so it is something to keep in mind.
The process to create stickers for WhatsApp is very simple.
We only need a set of images without background, that is, the typical PNG that is usually used for memes or, in the case of wanting to upload our own images, a photo editor to remove the background and give it the specific form: PNG or webp of a maximum weight of 100 KB and a size of 512×512 pixels, in addition to an additional for the gallery of maximum 50 KB and 96×96 pixels.
Once we have a set of images or a single image without background and trimmed to our liking, it’s time to convert it to Sticker.
In this step we need to use a third party application that generates the pack and allows us to move it to WhatsApp.
There are several applications for this task, but the simplest and Android is Personal Stickers for WhatsApp, free at the Google store.
Once downloaded, the application will ask us for access to the gallery to import our images.
Keep in mind that, by default, will only show the images to which we have removed the background and have the format suitable to become stickers, so if you find yourself in the situation that no image is displayed is that you do not have any compatible.
The steps, in summary, are as follows
- Find the images you want to convert into stickers or save the ones you see on the net.
- Remove the background and give them the desired shape in an image editor.
- Save the resulting image in your gallery.
- Import the image into Personal Stickers for WhatsApp, the app will only accept images whose format is correct.
- Generate your sticker pack and import it from the app to WhatsApp.
When you have uploaded the images to the application, it will generate a link that will import our sticker pack to WhatsApp, as simple as that.
Best of all, once inside the application, our friends will be able to save our stickers and use them in their own chats.