Finally, after waiting for months, WhatsApp has launched the long-awaited function of the Stickers , that is, the cute and animated stickers to send in chats instead of Emojis or GIFs. The WhatsApp stickers work in a similar way to those of Facebook and Telegram (where they have been present for years), with a section dedicated to stickers and the possibility of adding new packs of stickers.
The stickers work like emoticons and can be sent to any chat by tapping a sticker icon in the selection interface that appears by pressing the smiley button next to the writing box. Like emojis, stickers also serve to convey emotions and moods without having to write words, which are also included in some stickers.
While to send the stickers is simple, in this article we see all the possibilities to add the most used ones to your favorites, to group them and to download stickers for Whatsapp .
How to send Stickers Stickers in Whatsapp (on Android, iPhone and also from Whatsapp Web).
To send stickers, touch the emoji icon next to the WhatsApp typing area. While before there were only emojis and GIFs, now you will find the sticker icon. Stickers can be sent both on individual chats and in groups.
NOTE: Stickers are available on Android from version 2.18.339 and on iPhone from version 184.108.40.206
If they still do not appear on Android, you can proceed with updating the app by downloading the installation file from the site https://www.whatsapp.com/android/ .
If you want to download the Whatsapp APK file directly to your smartphone, you need to open the download page for Android using Chrome and the “Request desktop site” option (activated from the main menu with three dots at the top right on Chrome).
Recently used stickers are kept close at hand as is the case with emojis, so you can find and send them quickly. When you open the sticker panel, the recently used stickers are in the first tab at the top, with an icon that looks like a clock.
Each sticker can then be added to your favorites, to create a special collection of the ones you like best, for easier access. To find your favorite stickers, open the stickers panel and touch the star icon. To add stickers to the favorites section, touch and hold on the chosen sticker, then from the pop-up menu, touch Add .
In the bar of buttons above the stickers, in addition to the favorite and recent button, there is also a button with a heart icon that allows you to view the various stickers based on your emotions . You can then see the stickers with happy faces or sad, affectionate and alert ones.
When multiple stickers are sent at the same time in a conversation, WhatsApp automatically groups them into pairs to save space on the chat screen. To see the groupings of stickers you will have to close the chat and then reopen it.
As you will notice, at the beginning there is only one type of stickers available.
To add other stickers to Whatsapp , in the selection screen, you must press the + button on the right in the button bar of the row with favorites, recent and heart. Here you will find all the sticker packs available from Whatsapp, which you can download for free. All added stickers will be visible on the My Stickers screen .
In this list it is possible to sort the types of stickers differently by holding down on one of them and then using the key to move them (the one with four lines). Once the order is changed, this will be automatically reflected on the main screen of the Whatsapp stickers. To delete a specific package, from the my stickers screen, touch the trash can icon.
Download new Stickers (Android only)
By scrolling through the list of all the stickers ( on Whatsapp for Android ), you can touch the button to download other stickers , which refers to the application store, or you can directly download one of these apps, the ones with the best stickers. Once a stickers app is installed, they will be visible in the list directly on Whatsapp. Obviously, removing the app the various stickers will disappear.
Among the best packages of stickers for Android that you can install on Whatsapp we can download for free:
- Stickers Pop for WhatsApp offers a variety of stickers divided into various categories, all under the same app.
- 10 Sticker Packs , with Telegram’s 10 most popular sticker packs. There are stickers with bunnies, birds, crocodiles, cats, cute sharks, dogs, penguins, polar bears and unicorns.
- Emoji stickers , are stickers with emoji faces, which will be displayed beautifully large.
- Halloween stickers with cute scary designs, and 10 different types of stickers, beautiful to use not only on Halloween but at all times.
- Sticker Packs For Whatsapp allows you to create new stickers using any image or photo, personalized drawings, written texts, emoticons.
- Sticker Maker is another application that can be used to create new stickers with your photos.
- Bigmoji is another app to have the classic Emojis as stickers, only much bigger.
- Nuovi Stickers is a rather rich collection of stickers for Whatsapp, which includes Christmas, Animals, TV Programs, Video Games, Celebrities, Soccer stickers and much more.
The groups of added and downloaded stickers will also appear on the Whatsapp Web site, to also send them from the PC.