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Six tips and tricks for using stickers on WhatsApp | Social networks

WhatApp stickers were released in late October and can be used on Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. In the messenger, the user can add packages with their own stickers, icons sent by friends, mark favorites and even download new images in the Google Play and App Store app stores. Along with emojis and GIFs, stickers are designed to make individual and group conversations more fun and original, with a new language format.

The sticker feature was previously available on Facebook's Telegram and Messenger competitors. Here are six tips to extract all the functionality of WhatsApp stickers. The recommendations apply to Apple and Google operating systems.

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WhatsApp offers tricks that can enhance the experience with stickers on the platform Photo: Eduardo Manhes / TechTudoWhatsApp offers tricks that can enhance the experience with stickers on the platform Photo: Eduardo Manhes / TechTudo

WhatsApp offers tricks that can enhance the experience with stickers on the platform Photo: Eduardo Manhes / TechTudo

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1. Add friends' stickers

Users can "steal" friends' stickers and add them to their folder, for later use in other conversations. Just tap the desired sticker and select the option "Add to favorites" on Android or "Favorite" on iPhone. To send the cone to another friend, simply open the "Favorites" stickers section, represented by a star in the stickers menu. In this way, interested parties are able to expand their own collection and express themselves in different ways.

WhatsApp allows you to mark stickers as favorites Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudoWhatsApp allows you to mark stickers as favorites Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudo

WhatsApp allows you to mark stickers as favorites Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudo

Stickers marked as favorites are to be found more quickly in the folder. In this way, the user saves time and avoids the delay in finding a specific figure among so many installed packages. To remove an item from the favorites list, just tap on it and select the option "Remove from Favorites". The resource is useful, as it avoids the accumulation of uninteresting images in the messenger.

In addition to removing stickers from the favorites list, it is also possible to uninstall complete WhatsApp sticker packs. The function is used in cases where there are many stickers installed, which can make it difficult to search for the cones you like best. To perform the action, click on the "+" symbol to view the list with all the stickers installed. Then, open the album to be removed and select the "Delete" option. It is the native function of the messaging platform and can be used at any time the user prefers.

4. Sticker separated by emotions

WhatsApp separates stickers by emotions to facilitate the search Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudoWhatsApp separates stickers by emotions to facilitate the search Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudo

WhatsApp separates stickers by emotions to facilitate the search Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudo

WhatsApp identifies the emotions expressed in the stickers and separates them according to each expression, such as "happy", "sad" and "scared". The function optimizes the search for the ideal sticker for each situation. The categories can be accessed in the sticker menu, by selecting the heart icon. Then, set the desired option to see the stickers that most represent you at that moment they are characterized by emojis smiling, crying and an exclamation point (!).

5. Create your own stickers

Some third-party applications allow you to create your own stickers on Android and iPhone, such as Sticker Studio and WSTicK. With the tools, interested parties can use photos of themselves or friends to create funny stickers and send in conversations. The applications synchronize the stickers in packages, which are installed directly on WhatsApp.

6. Download sticker packs

The messenger also allows the installation of ready-made sticker packs. On Google Play, several apps are available with stickers for memes, famous characters and drawings, which are installed directly on WhatsApp. The App Store also made applications of this nature available, but recently they were banned from the Apple store for violating system guidelines, according to the specialized website WABeta Info.

WhatsApp lets you download extra stickers to make conversations more fun Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudoWhatsApp lets you download extra stickers to make conversations more fun Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudo

WhatsApp lets you download extra stickers to make conversations more fun Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudo

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