Stickers are one of the best features that WhatsApp has added in recent years. These stickers bring a fun touch to your conversations, in addition to staff. And, in addition to being able to download dozens of complete sticker packages, you can create stickers with your own images and photos to use in your chats.
While we wait for WhatsApp to add the animated stickers on which it already works, we will focus on the stickers that are already available on the platform to teach you to create them with the photos and images that you have in your mobile's gallery. Before we get on with it, let's review the applications available to create stickers With Android devices.
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3 free apps for Android to create your own stickers and use them on WhatsApp
To create your own WhatsApp sticker packages you can use WhatsApp Sticker, a free application for Android. This app has good tools to design stickers, such as the smart clipping or the possibility of adding a colored frame. In addition, you can share your packages with friends through WhatsApp and other social networks. Sticker Maker is the app that we have chosen to carry out the tutorial on creating stickers below.
Another of the good options to create stickers for WhatsApp is Wemoji, also free in the Play Store. As outstanding details of this tool, we must mention that it has a large library of text sources and that saves the clippings of images that you have already made to reuse them in future stickers.
Finally, the last free application that we propose is Sticker.ly, which also serves to create stickers with great ease. On this occasion, in addition to designing your own stickers and sharing them with other users, you can download the thousands of packages available in the app for free.
How to make your own WhatsApp stickers step by step
As we mentioned earlier, we have opted for the Sticker Maker app to explain how you can make your own Stickers on WhatsApp. However, there are others many applications in the Play Store with the same functions and processes to create stickers with the photos and images that you have in your mobile's gallery.
Step by step, we explain how you can create your own stickers and add them to WhatsApp to use in your conversations:
1- Download and open the sticker creation app for WhatsApp. In our case it is Sticker Maker.
2- Tap on Create a new sticker pack.
3- A window will open to name and author the package of stickers that you are going to create. Once you have entered both fields, click on Create.
4- On the main screen of the app, the package you just created appears. Click on it to start adding your designs custom.
5- As you see, your package is empty. In Sticker Maker, you can create an icon, It appears first and that is the sticker that give image to the package.
6- Both the icon and the rest of the stickers in the package are made in the same way. Tap the square Icon to start the process. First you must choose if you will do it with a photo taken at the same moment (Take Photo), a previously saved image in your gallery (Open Gallery) or a file of your mobile (Select File). If it is one of the last two options, you should select the image you want to edit. If it is the first one, you must take the photo in question.
7- After taking or selecting the photo, access to the sticker editing screen. First of all, what you should do is choose what part of the image you want to turn into a sticker. It can be the complete photo or the fragment that you select using the smart selection or manual selection (Custom cut -Freehand-, square cut or circular cut).
8- Once the sticker is selected, you can choose to make the design again by clicking on Retry or add it to your sticker gallery by tapping Save. Our design by Lisa is no big deal, but we serve for our WhatsApp conversations.
9- You can also add text and frame to your stickers, as you can see on our sticker of the spongebob love. If you click on Add text, in the upper right corner, you can write on the sticker. To change the type and add background to the text, play with the two buttons in the lower left corner.
10- If you want to further customize your sticker, add a frame by selecting the Outline tool. You can choose both the width of the frame and its color. When you have finished the sticker, click on Save to confirm the design and to be added to your sticker pack.
11- Finally, when you are done with your personalized sticker package, click on the button Add to WhatsApp. A new window opens and confirms the selected action Add.
Following these steps, you can create all the packages you want for WhatsApp. You may divide them by themes, people or the categories you prefer. Remember that every time you add a sticker to the package you must click on Add to WhatsApp again so you can use it in your conversations.
Easy and fast, this is the creation of stickers for WhatsApp With your own images and photos, a good way to have even more fun using the app.