WhatsApp finally lets you create your own stickers, but not on your phone

Only available in the beta version of the WhatsApp desktop at the moment

WhatsApp has long supported stickers, but compared to how the competition handles them, they have always felt bulky and unnecessarily complicated. This is especially true when you want to make your own sticker sets, which you can only do using third-party apps. Fortunately, WhatsApp is finally starting to change that. The beta version of WhatsApp Web now allows you to create your own stickers from existing images saved in your storage.

Beta 1 WhatsApp Web Sticker Creation

When you open the sticker picker in WhatsApp Web via the shortcut next to the text input field, you will notice a new “Create” shortcut as your very first suggestion in the recently used stickers preview. Click on it and WhatsApp will show you a system file selection dialog, allowing you to select an image you want to use as a sticker. The app then launches it in its own image editor, and like any other media file you want to share, you can choose to crop it, add text, emoji, and even other stickers (sticker- ception?) sticker representing your emotions.


Beta 2 WhatsApp Web Sticker Creation

Since the feature is only available in beta, there are some attached captures. For one thing, you won’t be able to use your self-created stickers on your phone – it only syncs to your WhatsApp desktop clients at the moment. This means that you can use your designs on WhatsApp for desktop, just like in the Mac app, although it does not yet support sticker creation itself.

Beta 3 WhatsApp Web Sticker Creation

If you still want to dive into sticker creation, be sure to join the WhatsApp web beta. To do this, tap on the overflow menu of your phone’s WhatsApp version and navigate to “Linked devices”. From there, choose to join the cross-device beta. Once done, you’ll need to reconnect your phone to your computer, but you’ll get another benefit along the way – messages arrive on your computer directly from WhatsApp’s servers, so you don’t need to have your phone. . turned on and logged in at all times when using the chat app on your desktop.

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