How to Send Animated Stickers on WhatsApp

Do you want to express yourself on WhatsApp but can’t find the right words? If your answer is YES! Then this article is meant for you.

This article is going to show you every detail on how to send animated stickers on WhatsApp.

As one of the top three (3) most used social media platforms in the world, WhatsApp recently introduced a feature that allows users to download and send animated stickers to their contacts.

According to WhatsApp, stickers allow users to express their feelings in a better way than just typing the words and the introduction of this feature is going to address this issue.

This feature is available on WhatsApp versions, v2.20194.16 and v2.20.70 and above for Android and iOS respectively.

How to Send Animated Stickers on WhatsApp

The steps involved in sending an animated sticker on WhatsApp are very simple and easy. But, for you to understand it very well, brief explanations are added to each point.

 

Update Your WhatsApp

The steps on how to send animated stickers on WhatsApp are:

Before you begin the process, you need to first update your WhatsApp to the versions stated above. To update, visit the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and check for updates on your WhatsApp and then install it on your device.

You can also find the WhatsApp version on the download page of where you’re installing it from, i.e. Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, and then cross-check to see whether it is equivalent or above the version stated above depending on the type of your device.

Open WhatsApp and start a new chat with the person you want to send the animated sticker

After updating your WhatsApp to the supported version, the next step is to start a new chat with the person you are sending the animated sticker to.

Starting a chat with someone doesn’t necessarily mean that you should send a message to the person. It just means that you should open the person’s page as if you are about to send a new message.

Tap on the sticker selection window and tap the little plus button on the right

Once you open the person’s page to start a new chat, you will find the sticker selection icon on the right side of where the text appears when you type.

Then click on the little plus button that is also located on the right side of the sticker’s page. In case you have any sticker already installed then the plus sign will be just above the fourth sticker.

Download your preferred sticker pack and go back to the chat window

Right after tapping on the little plus button, you will be redirected to the sticker download page. This is where you download the sticker pack you would love to have on your phone. The sticker can only be downloaded as a pack of individual stickers.

After a successful download of your intended sticker pack, you have to go back to the chat window where you are going to send the animated sticker.

Select the sticker pack and tap on the desired sticker to send

When you return to the chat window page, tap on the sticker selection icon, and then select the sticker pack you would like to send a sticker from.

Once you select the sticker pack, all the individual stickers in the pack will show. You then need to select the one you desire to send to your contact.

The sticker will keep on animating once you are in the chat window but will stop animating once you leave the chat window.

Conclusion

The main requirement to send an animated sticker on WhatsApp is to have versions: v2.20194.16 and v2.20.70 and above for Android and iOS respectively.

After that, you then follow the detailed steps followed in this article to send your first animated sticker on WhatsApp.

Though not included in this article, you can also check out for third-party websites and apps for other animated sticker packs as well.

I hope that this article accomplishes the purpose for which it was written i.e. to show you how to send animated stickers on WhatsApp.

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