How to convert your photo to WhatsApp sticker

WhatsApp Web gets custom sticker creation feature. (Image credit: WhatsApp)

WhatsApp is reportedly working on new features like audio message playback controls and latest views for particular chats.

  • Last update:November 28, 2021, 4:03 PM IST

WhatsApp recently rolled out a new feature that allows users to create their own stickers natively on the WhatsApp web platform. The Meta-owned messaging company had announced that the same functionality would arrive on the WhatsApp Desktop app in the coming weeks. The new update will be useful for users who like to send stickers, and now they won’t have to rely on third-party apps for more options. The “Sticker Maker” feature will basically allow users to convert an image into a sticker. The feature does not turn the image into a caricature but compresses the file into a low resolution sticker that is easy to send and download.

If you are wondering how the feature works, follow these steps:

  • Open WhatsApp, then open any chat
  • Click attach (paperclip icon)
  • Select stickers
  • Upload a photo and create your own sticker
  • Click the send button when finished

The sticker creation feature has not yet arrived on the WhatsApp app for Android and iOS, and more information from the company is expected. If you are an Android user, there are many options available on the Google Play Store for third party sticker makers. However, the App Store does not have this advantage and users have to depend on the transferred stickers to reshare them. IPhone users can still download stickers sent by other users on the platform. Just click on the sticker you received and select “Add to favorites”. To access the saved sticker, click the dedicated option on the chat bar and select the star icon.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp is said to be working on new features like audio message playback controls and last seen for particular chats. The messaging app also brings a built-in photo editor to the web version. WhatsApp officially announced the feature earlier this month and added that users could add stickers and text or crop and rotate their photos from any WhatsApp screen.

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Jack C. Nugent