WhatsApp officially added animated stickers last year, although until just a few weeks ago it was not possible to import stickers created with other apps directly into WhatsApp as an additional package. . After being activated worldwide, it is finally possible create animated sticker packs for WhatsApp, and we explain how to do it.
If you want to make an animated sticker pack for WhatsApp, we will tell you how to do it step by step with Sticker Maker For Android. The process is very simple: the biggest complication is finding the material of the sticker i.e. the animated GIF or the video that you are going to use as a base.
1. Instala sticker maker
Sticker Maker is one of the most advanced apps for creating stickers for WhatsApp and also the first which allows you to create sticker pack that is imported directly into WhatsApp, without having to use the share menu or special keyboards.
Sticker Maker is a free app for making traditional sticker packages (which don’t move), but if you want to make animated stickers, you need to purchase Premium version, with a single payment of 4.99 dollars.
2. Create your sticker pack
With Sticker Maker installed and the Premium version active, the first step is to create your sticker pack. To do this, press Create a new sticker pack and then you will have to enter a little information about it.
Specifically, you need to enter two data. First the name of your sticker pack and, in addition, the name of the creator: in both cases, you have a maximum of 30 characters. This data will be visible to anyone who touches your stickers after you send them to a chat.
3. Add the icon
After creating your sticker pack and touching it, you will see the grid where the spaces for all the stickers that will make up the packet are displayed, as well as the icon that represents the same. The icon must be static, and to change it you must tap on its grid.
The ways to open an image to use as an icon are the same as for sitckers: you can take a photo with the camera, open gallery picker, file picker, select sticker from another pack of stickers that can be found on the mobile or create one from the text. If you choose an image, you have the option of cut the outline
4. Create animated stickers from videos or GIFs
To add the stickers to your package, you must follow the same process, but touching each grid that corresponds to each sticker. To create an animated sticker, you have two options: open a GIF file or video that you saved on your mobile. I mean, you don’t have the option to use the camera.
To use video mode, you can use your mobile’s camera – separately, not in the app itself – and record a short video, in addition to having the ability to download animated GIFs and short videos from websites
Unlike when you import an image into Sticker Maker, when importing a video into your sticker pack, you don’t have the option to crop the outline or crop the duration. The video is imported as is, so if you need to do simple editing, you will need other apps. Video import works fine, however fails when the video is too long or too heavy.
5. Add the package to WhatsApp
You will need your sticker pack to have at least three stickers to his credit before he can import it into WhatsApp for use. When it does, press Add to WhatsApp and confirm your intention by pressing Add in the window that opens.
Once this is done, your sticker pack will become be available on your WhatsApp, showing the icon you’ve chosen and with any individual and animated stickers you’ve added. Like the rest of the stickers, you can add them to your favorites and send them to your chats.
Those who receive your animated stickers in a WhatsApp chat will be able to tap it and see the name of your sticker pack and its creator, as well as add them to your favorites to be able to use them as well. To add the full package, yes, you need to send them the .WASTICKERS file generated by Sticker Maker, and they will need to install the app to be able to import it into their WhatsApp.