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How to Make GIF Stickers for WhatsApp 100% The Easy Way

Liza Brown
Liza Brown
Originally published Feb 28, 22, updated Feb 29, 24

How to Make GIF Stickers for WhatsApp 100% The Easy Way

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Wish your dear friends and loved ones on their special days using some interesting WhatsApp stickers. There is an integrated library of these stickers in different categories on your Android as well as iPhone.

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Still, if you want a more personalized one, you can create a customized sticker using videos on your phone or using third-party apps and tools. Learn about how to use the integrated stickers and create customized in the following parts of the topic.

Part 1 Using stickers from integrated library

WhatsApp on your Android and iPhone has a decent collection of stickers that can send to your contacts. You simply need to look for the sticker in the desired category and send it and the steps for adding GIFs to WhatsApp are listed below.

Step 1. Open the WhatsApp contact to which you wish to send the sticker. To open the animation library on your Android device, tap on the emoji icon and choose the GIF option. On an iPhone, the library opens by clicking on the sticker icon.

Step 2. Search and select the desired sticker from the available options.

Step 3. To finally share the selected one, click on the sticker and then on the Send button. 

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Part 2 Best tools to create animated GIF sticker – Wondershare Filmora

If you are in search of a tool that lets you create a professional-looking animated GIF easily Wondershare Filmora Video Editor is the best WhatsApp GIF maker tool. This software once downloaded on your Windows or Mac system, is all set to look after multiple video editing tasks including GIF creation. 

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Your videos in MP4, MKV, MOV, and several other key formats can be converted to a GIF file using the program and multiple options for editing are available as well like crop, trim, add effects, add texts, and more. 

The intuitive interface of the software makes it easy to use even by non-techy people. 

Steps on how to make WhatsApp GIF sticker using Wondershare Filmora

Step 1.On your Windows or Mac, download, install, and launch the Wondershare software and then import the video files from which GIF has to be created.

Step 2. The added files have to be now dragged and dropped to the timeline.

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Step 3. Editing tools for customization can be used. 

Step 4.For further personalization by adding text, effects, and more the related functions can be used.

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Step 5. Next, choose the GIF option as the target file format from the Local tab. Select the file name and the location. Clicking on the EXPORT button will start the processing. 

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Part 3 Using iPhone and Android videos to make GIF stickers

If you do not wish to use any third-party tools, basic stickers can also be created using the videos on your Android and iPhone. A video cannot be more than 6 seconds in length to be used as a GIF and thus longer videos need to be trimmed. 

Steps on how to make a GIF stickers for WhatsApp

Step 1. Launch the WhatsApp contact to which you wish to send the GIF. Add the video from the device gallery by clicking on the camera button. A video using the camera can also be recorded.

Note: Ensure that video length is not more than 6 seconds. If it is more, use the slider at the top to trim the video. 

Step 2. Next, you can add the text using the Caption option. 

Step 3. Now to convert this video into a GIF click on the GIF button under the video and then tap on the Send button to share this animation with the contact. 

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Key Takeaways from This Episode

WhatsApp has an integrated library of GIF stickers in a wide range of categories.

For creating customized stickers, Wondershare Filmora works as the best software as it is simple, quick, and has multiple editing options.

Using the videos from the gallery, GIF stickers can also be created on your Android and iPhone. 

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