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WhatsApp’s custom sticker maker on iOS is here to spice up your chats

WhatsApp’s custom sticker maker on iOS is here to spice up your chats

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You can only make custom stickers on iOS 17 or newer, though.

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WhatsApp is rolling out a custom sticker maker for users with iOS 17 or later. While you can already make stickers by dragging and dropping images from your gallery into the app, this takes things a step further by letting you draw on top of them, add text, or slap on another sticker.

To create a sticker from an existing image, open the app’s sticker tray, select create sticker, and then choose an image from your gallery. From there, you can proceed to customize your sticker by choosing a cutout, adding text, and drawing on it. You can also edit any previously made stickers by opening the sticker tray, long-pressing on the sticker you want to change, and then choosing edit sticker.

You can add text and drawings to your custom stickers.
You can add text and drawings to your custom stickers.
Image: WhatsApp

WhatsApp for the web already has a sticker-making tool, but getting to customize them directly on the mobile app is a lot more practical. The only downside is that you can only edit — not make — stickers if your device runs anything older than iOS 17. Meanwhile, users on Android can only view and react to custom stickers for now, but at least they can try making AI-generated stickers instead.