WhatsApp is releasing a tool for its Web and Desktop platforms that will allow users to create their own custom stickers.
Although WhatsApp users can already use third-party sticker packs, the messaging service does not have a default sticker collection.
However, an upcoming app update may finally allow you to create your own custom stickers. The new feature should please more creative WhatsApp users, particularly those who are tired of the same old drudgery of third-party sticker collections. WhatsApp users on the best iPhone and Android phones have had this capability for some time, so it’s nice to see it extended to the web and desktop clients.
Simply download the most recent version of WhatsApp for Web or Desktop to use Sticker Maker. Users can then select the attachments icon (the tiny paperclip) in the messaging app’s chat window, followed by the Sticker icon, and from there you can upload a photo and start working on your own custom sticker.
WhatsApp allows you to add an outline to a photo, crop it into a sticker, and then add stickers, emojis, or text to it. There are numerous customization options. The emoji icon in WhatsApp chats provides another shortcut to the customization tools. Once you’ve clicked, all you have to do is go to the sticker section, where you’ll see a “Create” button to make your stickers.
The built-in sticker maker is currently in testing, so it’s unclear when the features will be available to users outside of the WhatsApp beta sphere, but it shouldn’t be too long. Some WhatsApp web users have reported that they can already access the tool, so it’s worth checking to see if it’s available.
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