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How To Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp

How To Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp

by Daniel Moore

WhatsApp is a free and commonly used instant messaging app owned by Facebook that is used by the majority of people today. It’s compatible with a wide range of devices, including PCs and smartphones.

Users can send text messages, make audio and video calls, share files and folders, and communicate with people all over the world using this app.

In 2020, Whatsapp finally rolled out the animated Stickers for all the platforms. This feature which was long-awaited was the USP of their rival Chat App called Hike. In the initial days, the collection was very limited but now there are tons of Stickers available through the official and also third party Apps.

These animated stickers are much more attractive than the standard still-image stickers available on WhatsApp. Not only are they more appealing to the eye, but they may also be more expressive to the recipients of the stickers.

So how to get animated stickers on WhatsApp? Read on to find out.

How To Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp

Stickers help you express yourself while you message your friends. They can either be made and sent or you can download one of the millions of sticker packs out there to spice up your texting capabilities.

This article will take you through the various ways you can get animated stickers on WhatsApp.

  • Animated Stickers on WhatsApp for Android
  • Animated Stickers on WhatsApp for iOS
  • Animated Stickers on WhatsApp Web
  • Using Third-Party Stickers on WhatsApp
  • Create Stickers for WhatsApp using Sticker.ly (Static Stickers)

Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp for Android

  • First, make sure your app is up to date by visiting the Play Store.
  • Open the WhatsApp app on your phone after it has been updated or installed, then pick some random chat on WhatsApp, then go to the emoji icon. After selecting the emoji icon from the emoji section, a sticker icon will appear on the rightmost side, next to the GIF icon.
How To Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp
  • After you’ve chosen your stickers, look for the (+) symbol in the upper right corner. Select the icon, and you’ll be taken to the “All stickers” page, where you can choose from a range of animated sticker packs such as ‘together at home,’ ‘bright days,” moody foodies,’ and many others.
How To Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp
  • Then, press on the green-colored download icon which is next to the sticker pack you want to download on your device. After a few moments, you should see a green check, indicating that the downloading process is complete. They’re now ready to be sent.
  • The stickers you downloaded will now appear in the stickers tab section of WhatsApp. Just pick one from the list and send it across to your contacts.

Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp for iOS

  • The first step is to make sure that you’re using the latest version. To do this just visit the App Store and update the App.
  • Once the app is installed or updated, open the WhatsApp app on your iPhone, then pick some random chat on WhatsApp, and simply tap the “Stickers icon”.
  • Select stickers > tap “Add” to get the  sticker packs
How To Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp
  • Then, press on the green-colored download icon which is next to the sticker pack you want to download on your device. After a few moments, you should see a green check, indicating that the downloading process is complete. They’re now ready to be sent.
  • The stickers you downloaded will now appear in the stickers tab section of WhatsApp. Just pick one from the list and send it across to your contacts.

Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp Web

How To Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp

Animated stickers aren’t supported by default in WhatsApp’s web version. As a result, you’ll have to get it from the mobile app.

The animated stickers will be available in the desktop version once the download has been recognized. In order to do so just follow the below steps:

  • Open WhatsApp on your Android or iOS phone.
  • Follow the above steps as per your device OS
  • Now open up any chat on the desktop version and select the stickers tab to view your newly downloaded stickers and send them.

Using Third-Party Stickers on WhatsApp

How To Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has a few stickers packs available for users. You can follow the below steps to download third-party stickers for WhatsApp.

  • Tap the plus icon in the stickers box.
  • Tap the download button next to the stickers pack under the “All Stickers.” option.
  • To download custom stickers, scroll down and pick “Get more stickers.”
  • You can also go to the Play Store and check for “WAStickerApp” to get the stickers right away.
  • Once your desired sticker app is installed, you can open and select the “Add to WhatsApp” button.
  • The stickers you added will now appear in the stickers tab section of WhatsApp. Just pick one from the list and send it across to your contacts.

Create Stickers for WhatsApp using Sticker.ly (Static Stickers)

How To Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp

There are plenty of ways to make WhatsApp stickers, but the simplest is to download apps that allow you to easily create stickers.

Before you go any further, keep in mind that the best way to make custom sticker packs is described on the WhatsApp website.

WhatsApp provides sample apps that you can modify and add to the App Store or Google Play, allowing you to create your own sticker development apps for WhatsApp.

However, since this is not a choice for most people, we have found few apps that can do that task for you.

  • To get started, download the Sticker.ly app for iPhone or Android.
  • The next step is to collect the images that will be used to make the sticker pack. Download the images you’ll need or take pictures of the stickers you’ll be making. If you’re making a sticker pack using your selfies, make sure to take the selfies using a neutral backdrop.
  • Open the Sticker.ly app and press the “+” button in the toolbar at the bottom.
  • Choose a name for your sticker set, add your “Creator” name, and then tap the “Create” button on this screen.
How To Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp
  • Tap the “Add sticker” button on the next pad.
  • The image selector will now appear. Navigate to the album where you’ve saved your picture and tap on it.
  • The editor will now open the image. First, you’ll see the choice to take out the background. Select “Auto” from the drop-down menu.
  • The app can automatically delete the entire background if your picture has a specific background and foreground. (The app is really good at this.) However, if the picture has some tricky background, you can use the “Adjust” option.
How To Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp
  • You can also modify the text style from the top of the app. Once you’re happy with the result, select the “Done” button and then select the “Save” button.
  • Congrats, You just made your first sticker. To create another one, choose the “Add Sticker” button again. A minimum of three stickers is required to create a sticker pack.
How To Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp
  • Go to the sticker pack page and select the “Add To WhatsApp” button, once all your stickers are created.
  • This will launch the sticker import screen in the WhatsApp app. You can also see a preview of all the stickers here. To save them to your account, simply click the “Save” button.
  • Your sticker pack is now available for use in WhatsApp. To add a sticker to a WhatsApp chat, go to the left side of the text box and tap the Sticker icon. Pick your sticker pack from the top and then tap on a sticker from the sticker section. The sticker will appear in the chat immediately.
  • You can return to the Sticker.ly app to make new sticker packs or add new stickers to existing ones.

How to Create Animated Stickers for WhatsApp

The above post mentions only static stickers but what if you want to spice up your conversations by using animated stickers.

Is that possible? Yes, it is and we are going to show you how.

Just follow these steps to get the animated stickers on Whatsapp. 

How To Get Animated Stickers on WhatsApp
  • The first step is to go to Giphy, a website where you can download the most artistic and witty GIFs.
  • On the top, you will get to see various tabs like Reactions, Sports, Stickers, etc. Select the Stickers tab.
  • All of the stickers have a transparent background. You can download as many as you like.
  • In order to get a sticker working with WhatsApp, you need to make sure that it is in a WebP format, not GIF. Fear not we have a solution for this too.
  • After downloading the GIF sticker, visit the website EZGIF and upload the file to convert it into WebP format.

Note: You must resize your GIF to the measurements 512 x 512 before converting it to WebP format.

  • After resizing the done you can go ahead and press convert and it will automatically download in its new format.
  • We’re nearly there now. All you need to do is open the File Manager present on your phone (usually called the Files App. Alternatively you can even install Solid Explorer) and navigate to Whatsapp/Media/WhatsApp Stickers folder and paste your newly-downloaded file.
  • You can share the newly-added animated sticker with your friends by opening WhatsApp and clicking on the stickers tab.

Conclusion

A meaningful and expressive exchange of messages makes a good conversation.

The WhatsApp animated sticker certainly helps you to engage in these discussions, reduce misunderstandings, and enhance the tone of your messages.

So go ahead and get creative with your conversations.

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