How to create stickers for WhatsApp

You can create custom stickers in WhatsApp. Choose a photo from your gallery to make into a sticker or have AI generate one for you. To learn how, view this article.
You can also customize an avatar sticker by adding text or drawings. Preview and edit your custom sticker before using it in a chat, and you can also save it to use again.

Develop a sticker app

You can also create your own stickers and package them in an app to be published in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Once your app is published, users can download and install the app to use your stickers in WhatsApp. WhatsApp stickers must be legal, authorized, and acceptable. Learn more about acceptable uses of our services in our Terms of Service.
We also provide sample apps and code for both Android and iOS. You can drop in your sticker art and build an app with minimal development or coding experience. Advanced developers can also make richer sticker apps using the set of APIs and interfaces that WhatsApp supports.
Read the requirements below for designing stickers. Refer to the README files associated with the sample apps for requirements and tips when creating your sticker app.
Note: When creating an iOS sticker app, develop a unique user interface (UI) and don't use our sample apps' UI. A unique user interface (UI) is required to comply with the Apple App Store Review Guidelines.
Custom stickers must meet the following requirements:
  • Each sticker has a transparent background.
  • Stickers must be exactly 512x512 pixels.
  • Each sticker must be less than 100 KB.
Provide an icon to represent your sticker pack in the WhatsApp sticker picker or tray. This image should be 96x96 pixels and must be less than 50 KB.
In addition to the requirements above, we strongly recommend the following:
  • Stickers will render on a variety of backgrounds, including white, black, colored, and patterned. We recommend adding an 8-pixel #FFFFFF stroke to the outside of each sticker. View a sample Photoshop (PSD) file here.
  • There should be a 16-pixel margin between the sticker image and the edge of the 512x512 pixel canvas.
If you have any questions or issues when creating stickers, email us at For any other questions or issues, contact us on WhatsApp by going to Settings > Help > Contact Us.
Stickers are available on the latest Android and iOS versions of WhatsApp. If you don't see stickers, update to the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone’s application store.

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