WhatsApp stickers are a great way to personalize communication on the messaging app. These fun stickers can be used to convey a range of emotions. The built-in sticker collection of WhatsApp is quite limited, although you can download external packs from the Play Store or App Store.
You can also create customized stickers without getting into the technicalities of coding. So, here’s a guide on how to make your own WhatsApp stickers for free on both Android and iOS. For this feature to work, WhatsApp must be updated to the latest version.
How to make your own WhatsApp stickers for free on Android
Now that sending and receiving stickers on WhatsApp is a reality, it makes more sense to have custom stickers that capture your true reactions. The process is very simple and requires downloading a few apps. Before using these apps, do check the permissions requested by them.
Follow these simple steps on how to make your own WhatsApp stickers for free on Android:
To begin with, you will have to generate an image that doesn’t have a background.
Step 1. Take a few pictures of yourself with the expressions that you wish to add as stickers in WhatsApp. You can also choose any other existing image in your phone for this purpose.
Step 2. Get the ‘Background Eraser’ app from the Play Store and open it in your phone. Select the image whose background needs to be erased.
Step 3. Crop the background using the tool and save the image as PNG. Create and save at least three such pictures to make a sticker pack in WhatsApp.
Once the PNG files have been created, it is time to upload the personalized stickers on WhatsApp using the following steps:
Step 1. Install and open the ‘Personal Stickers for WhatsApp’ app. It will automatically show the stickers designed by you.
Step 2. There will be an ‘Add’ option on the right side of the stickers. Tap on that and then again tap ‘Add’ when the dialogue box appears.
Step 3. Go to WhatsApp, open a chat box and tap on the emoji icon to access the selection menu. Then select the sticker option, where you will find your personalized stickers.
You can also publish your sticker pack so that when you send the stickers to your friends, they can use them separately in other chats.
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How to make your own WhatsApp stickers for free on iPhone
There are a couple of alternatives to ‘Personal Stickers for WhatsApp’ onthe App Store. Sticker.ly is a great app that can be used to create fun stickers for both WhatsApp and iMessage.
Here’s how to make your own WhatsApp stickers for freeon iPhone.
Step 1. Get the Sticker.ly app on your iPhone by downloading it from the App Store.
Step 2. You will find the ‘+’ icon at the bottom when you open the app. Tap on it to begin making a new sticker pack.
Step 3. Add a name under ‘Pack Name and ‘Creator’ and then click on ‘Create’. Once the pack has been created, hit the ‘Add Sticker’ option.
Step 4. Select pictures from the phone’s gallery that you want to use as stickers or take new pictures. It is a good idea to use pictures that have a clear background.
Step 5. The editor will show on the next screen, which will have options of ‘Auto’ and ‘Manual’ to crop the selected image.Choose ‘Auto’ and wait for the editor to remove the background.
You can also choose the ‘Manual’ option but cropping the entire image manually can be a cumbersome task.
Step 6. In case the editor is unable to crop properly, select the ‘Adjust option’ to manually edit some parts of the image. You can also use the ‘Text’ option to add text to your sticker.
Step 7. Once you are satisfied with the sticker, click on ‘Save’. Now select the ‘Add Sticker’ option again and follow the procedure to make your next sticker. Create at least three stickers to make a pack that can be added to WhatsApp.
Step 8. Now go to the section that has the sticker packs and click on ‘Add to WhatsApp’. This will simultaneously open WhatsApp along with a dialogue box asking you to save your sticker pack.
Step 9. Click on ‘Save’ and the sticker pack will be added to WhatsApp. You can also add the newly created sticker pack to iMessage by tapping on ‘Add to iMessage’ in the sticker packs section of Sticker.ly.
The best part about this app is that it already has a built -in background eraser tool so there is no need to download a separate app for that. Moreover, it is also available for Android and you can use the same on your phone by following the aforementioned steps.