How to create Animated Whatsapp sticker of your own
Whatsapp, an instant messaging app with a light and simple user interface has over 5 billions plus downloads on playstore. Almost every other person in our contact list uses the facebook owned Whatsapp. Whatsapp with its new gimmick recently tested and released its new feature of animated stickers which is still under development. German based Telegram app had this feature way before than it came to Whatsapp, but good to know it came on whatsapp as well. Telegram animated stickers on whatsapp
Stickers are the best part on whatsapp to express ourselves more easily than the basic emojis. Introducing animated stickers is a added topping to your pizza. The only downside of this feature is the limited number of animated stickers on the internet.
No need to rely on your friend for sticker. With this trick you can make your own animated stickers. The links for everything will be given here.
You can use a modded whatsapp version, if you don’t want to follow the below steps. But its not recommended for security reasons.
Here’s the trick…
You need only 2 things.
1. Gif file for the sticker you need.
2. Converter for gif to webp as whatsapp only accepts webp formats for stickers.
3. A good file manager, I used MiXplorer, it’s a paid app, you can use Es file explorer as well. Your default file manager will also work well. There are basicially two methods
For converting telegram stickers, you need to use your own stickers
I used telegram bot @tgstowebpbot for conversion. Just send the sticker to the bot. It will convert it into zip file. Extract the file in your downloads folder and your webp file is ready. Further steps are common for both methods.
Or you can use ezgif website to convert your gif to webp format.
While converting make sure to resize the image into 512×512 as the dimension.
Now Download the file, it will be in your Downloads folder.
Once you download, the steps are easy but you need to carefully follow them.
The following steps are common for both methods. But there’s a tricky part in here.
1. Navigate to your whatsapp folder➡️ ➡️Go to media➡️Whatsapp sticker
Now you need to copy the first sticker’s file name. Make sure you’ve sorted it into ‘new to old‘ style. And, make sure it’s a recently sent sticker, or make your friend send it to you (Check Update)
2. Now go to downloads folder rename the downloaded webp sticker (the sticker file which you got from both the methods) and paste what you copied. Now move the renamed sticker back to ➡️ whatsapp ➡️ Media ➡️ whatsapp sticker and make sure the same name file shouldn’t exist.
3.Clear cache of whatsapp and close the app. Now open the app, you should see the animated whatsapp sticker you just made!! Voila.. Just add it to your favourites so that you can use it with your friends and family.
For any problem incurred, please feel free ask in comment below.
There was an issue regarding the stickers converting back to its original form, when you replace them with your own sticker. So we got a catch of that too!!
You can only make animated stickers out of new stickers which you haven’t added into your favourites nor its in your sticker list. For example, lets say, your friend sent you one new sticker to you (animated or regular, it doesn’t matter), so only that sticker you can copy it’s name then remove it from sticker folder then paste the copied name into your converted WEBP file of your desired sticker, then just put it in the sticker folder. You’re good to go, clear the whatsapp cache and close the app. Open again, Open your friends chat, Now you should see your sticker file, just add it in your favourites. It will be permanent.
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