New Delhi: Facebook owned instant chat app WhatsApp brought feature to create sticker. From emoji and camera features to Status and animated GIFs, WhatsApp is always looking to add new features that make communicating with friends and family on WhatsApp easy and fun.
Whether with a smiling teacup or a crying broken heart, stickers help you share your feelings in a way that you can’t always express with words. To start, we’re launching sticker packs created by our designers at WhatsApp and a selection of stickers from other artists.
Creating stickers for WhatsApp
If you’d like to create your own stickers for WhatsApp, you can package them in an Android or iOS app. You can publish your sticker app like any other app to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, and users who download and install your app will be able to start sending those stickers right away from within WhatsApp.
Stickers on WhatsApp must be legal, authorized and acceptable. Learn more about acceptable uses of our services from our Terms of Service. The company provided sample apps and code for both Android and iOS that provide a simple way for you to drop in your sticker art and build an app with only minimal development or coding experience needed.
Advanced developers can also make richer sticker apps using the set of APIs and interfaces that WhatsApp supports. Please read the requirements below for designing your own stickers and refer to the README files associated with the sample apps for the complete set of requirements and tips you’ll need to create your sticker apps.
Note: To comply with Apple App Store’s guidelines when creating an iOS sticker app, make sure to develop a unique user interface (UI) with your own styling and don’t use our sample apps’ UI.
To create your own sticker art, your stickers must meet the following requirements:
Each sticker is an image that has a transparent background.
Stickers must be exactly 512×512 pixels.
Each sticker must be less than 100 KB. See the README files associated with the sample apps for tips on reducing the file size of your stickers.
You must also provide an icon that will be used to represent your sticker pack in the WhatsApp sticker picker or tray. This image should be 96×96 pixels and must be less than 50 KB. See the README files associated with the sample apps for tips on reducing the file size of your tray icon.
In addition to the requirements above, the app strongly recommend the following when designing your stickers:
Stickers will render on a variety of backgrounds, including white, black, colored and patterned. For this reason, we recommend you add an 8-pixel #FFFFFF stroke to the outside of each sticker. View this sample Photoshop (PSD) file.
There should be a 16-pixel margin between the actual sticker image and the edge of the 512×512 pixel canvas.