iOS 16 introduced a new subject selection feature for Photos which allows users to lift a subject from the background of an image and share it in another app through a drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste capability.
Building on iOS 16 SDK, WhatsApp for iPhone is launching a new sticker maker to let users create personalized stickers from an image in the Photos app.
How to create custom stickers on WhatsApp for iPhone
Recently, WhatsApp for iPhone was recently updated to version 23.3.77 which included exciting new features like support for Picture in Picture (PiP), captions for documents and interestingly creating custom stickers.
Although the release notes of the update mention that users can create their avatars in the app to share them as stickers in chats, WABetaInfo has found that the feature can also convert images in photos into stickers.
To create custom stickers on WhatsApp for iPhone, make sure your device is running on iOS 16 or later and the messaging app is updated to the latest version (when it is available). Then follow the steps listed below:
- Open the Photos app.
- Press on the object until you feel haptic feedback and a white border appears around it.
- You can paste the selected object in multiple ways:
- Drag and drop it into a WhatsApp conversation
- Choose either the copy or share option on the selection to paste into the app.
- The app automatically turns the photo into a sticker and it is saved in the app’s collection.
The ability to create custom stickers directly in the app is a useful addition as it eliminates the need to install third-party apps.
One of the advantages of having this feature built into WhatsApp is that it provides a more integrated experience for users: thanks to the ability to create custom stickers directly within the app, people no longer need to switch between different apps or tools to create and use their own stickers. This definitely saves time and makes the process of creating and using custom stickers faster. We expect some advanced tools to manage such stickers in custom sticker packs right within the app, in a future update of WhatsApp.