The rage for using so-called “stickers” on WhatsApp led to the replacement of emojis, or at least to take advantage of them and become the favorites of users.
So that you are with your friends, have fun and express feelings in your conversations with this new alternative, today we will teach you how to import the WhatsApp stickers that your contacts send you.
- What do I need before importing the stickers of my contacts?
- Determine the location of the stickers folder
- Verify that the format is compatible with the WhatsApp version
- Check that the weight does not exceed that allowed in WhatsApp
- How do I add a sticker pack from my contacts?
- If they are official WhatsApp stickers
- To import third party stickers
- Where else can I see the stickers that I imported?
- Select recent stickers
- Enter the favorites option
- Why can’t I see the stickers that I imported?
What do I need before importing the stickers of my contacts?
Before importing the stickers, you should know that they will not only be saved in the WhatsApp keyboard space, but you will also find them in a folder in the cell phone files. So, before importing them, it is recommended that you do the following:
Determine the location of the stickers folder
As when downloading other files, these will be located in the internal memory of the cell phone. Entering the file manager, in the local memory we will find a folder called WhatsApp Stickers , and there they will be.
Verify that the format is compatible with the WhatsApp version
Some stickers, such as animated ones, are not compatible with certain versions of the application. If your animated stickers are not working properly, this is the reason. And in this case, you will have to go to the application store and update your WhatsApp to a newer version.
Check that the weight does not exceed that allowed in WhatsApp
WhatsApp only allows stickers that weigh less than 100 kB , so if you can’t import one, it might be too heavy. Also, it must be 512 x 512 pixels in size, or else it will not be allowed.
How do I add a sticker pack from my contacts?
It is very easy to add a sticker or packages of them to WhatsApp , whether they are part of the official app or those made by a third party.
If they are official WhatsApp stickers
If you want to save a sticker that has been sent to you, you must press (without leaving it pressed for a while, because in this case it is not necessary and it does not work) the sticker, thus revealing a screen with options .
There you must select see more to be guided to the stickers area so you can download it. You can also add a single sticker by choosing to add to favorites , instead of seeing more, in the options tab of the sticker.
To import third party stickers
If the stickers come from an application outside of WhatsApp , selecting on see more will take you to the application store to download the one that contains the package of stickers you want. To add them to the stickers area of the keyboard, press the + symbol in the corner of the keyboard and there you will see the package.
Clearly, here you can also add to favorites only the sticker that caught your attention through the chat, selecting the one of your preference.
Where else can I see the stickers that I imported?
In addition to the WhatsApp stickers folder, as we have said, you can locate your stickers by selecting the emoji area, pressing the face on the left side of the space to write a message and then pressing the stickers logo, on the right side of the GIFs .
Select recent stickers
From there, you will be able to see the stickers that you have used recently, locating yourself in the small clock that appears at the top of the keyboard.
Enter the favorites option
To locate and use the stickers of your contacts that you have saved in the favorite section, you must touch the star, located just to the right of the clock of the previous option .
Why can’t I see the stickers that I imported?
If the stickers that you have imported do not appear in any of the places where they are usually saved, even when you have the most up-to-date version of WhatsApp, the following options may be useful.
Make sure you have WhatsApp Messenger. If you have WhatsApp Beta , the stickers will not appear in any way. If you have verified that you have the correct version, try forcing the app to stop and clearing its cache .
In case this does not solve it, you can also free up storage space on your device, or uninstall and install WhatsApp again, so you can fully enjoy the stickers.