How to make Snapchat Stickers, GIFs and Bitmojis.

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 Snapchat stickers: The joy of Snapchat stickers

As a child, I loved stickers. Sticker books offered endless possibilities: I could add kittens, puppies, hearts to any item I had!

Even though I am now an adult, my passion for stickers has not diminished. A sticker can communicate more than words and have a greater emotional impact than words. While I love stickers on my laptop, and thank you cards, there are very few options for placing stickers in adult life.

They were.

Social media stickers can bring back the childhood fun, especially with Snapchat. The personalization possibilities are endless because the stickers can be personalized digitally.

Are you ready to give your snaps a personal touch? Let’s begin by learning how to add stickers to Snapchat. Next, we’ll discuss the different types of stickers available to you and how to create your own Snapchat stickers.

Snapchat stickers: How to add stickers to your photos

Here’s a quick overview of how to add stickers to your snaps.

How to add Snapchat stickers

  1. Open your Snapchat app
  2. Tap the circle button at the bottom to take a picture
  3. Tap the sticker icon – a square with one corner folded
  4. Choose the sticker that interests you
  5. To move the sticker, tap and drag it or pinch it to adjust its size.
  6. To add more stickers, repeat steps 3 to 5.
  7. Use the blue icon at the lower right corner to send your snaps

Here are step-by-step stickers instructions with photos if you feel lost in all that Snapchat lingo. Keep reading to learn how to create custom Snapchat stickers.

1. Open Snapchat

Start by opening Snapchat and log in, if necessary.

2. Take a Snap

To capture your photo, also known by your snap, use the circular button in the lower right corner of your screen. To switch between selfie and normal mode, tap on the icon in the upper left corner.

3. Click the sticker icon in your toolbar

After you have taken your photo, the toolbar will be visible on your screen’s right. Tap the sticker icon. It looks like a Post-It with the corner folded in.

4. Choose your Snapchat sticker

After you tap the sticker icon, there are a variety of stickers icons available.

The sticker tool will show you suggested stickers that are customized for your day, time and location when you open it. This post was written in January from Chicago, so the 24 stickers!

Browse the stickers and click on one that you like.

(In the next section, I will break down Snapchat stickers including Bitmojis and GIFs and show where you can find them.

5. Rearrange your sticker and resize it

Tap on the sticker to instantly appear on your snap.

It’s possible that your sticker will not appear front-and-center. However, it is easy to modify stickers.

  • Move your sticker by touching and dragging the sticker to the right location
  • Use your thumb and finger to resize your sticker. Or, use the opposition motion to make it larger.

You can see I have resized and tilted the sticker.

6. You can add as many Snapchat stickers as you like.

You don’t need one Snapchat sticker, when you could have three, four, or ten. You can repeat steps 2 through 4 and add as many stickers to your image as you like.

7. Send your snap

Once all stickers are in place, click the blue icon at the bottom-right corner to send your snap.

Snapchat stickers in different types

  • Recent stickers
  • Snapchat recommend stickers
  • Snapchat stickers customized
  • Bitmoji stickers
  • Emojis
  • Snapchat Animated GIFs

After you have opened the sticker tool you will see the icon for each type on your screen. Let’s go over each one in turn.

Snapchat stickers of the moment

Snapchat stickers of recent are exactly what they sound like: these are the images that you have used recently.

Snapchat will fill your Snapchat’s recent stickers section with popular Emojis if it is empty.

Snapchat’s top stickers

When you open the sticker editor, the Snapchat recommended stickers will automatically appear.

These stickers include the timestamp and the stickers for the day or day. The screenshot below shows the multiple stickers for Wednesday as well as the “Good Night” and “Sleep tight”, since it is after 9:00 p.m.

You’ll also see suggested Bitmoji stickers. (Learn more about them in a second!)

Snapchat stickers customized

You can create custom Snapchat stickers. The next section will show you how to create a sticker.

We’re looking at different types of stickers. But remember, this is where all your creations can be found.

Bitmoji stickers

My favorite type of sticker is Bitmojis. These stickers are great for times when I don’t feel very creative. Bitmoji does all the creative thinking for you!

Bitmoji stickers come with a second icon menu that you can find at the bottom of your screen.

Each icon represents an emotion that you wish to share with Bitmoji. In the screenshot above, you can see that the “wave” icon has been highlighted. Surprise! Many of my Bitmoji suggestions are sharing a friendly wave.

Emoji stickers

Emojis are a common part of modern communication in today’s social media world. Snapchat Emojis don’t have to be a surprise.

GIF stickers by GIPHY

The last sticker tab contains the standard emojis that you will find when you use social media platforms or text.

Snapchat does not have an icon for animated GIFs. However, animated stickers can be shared on Snapchat.

This feature was added by Snapchat in February 2018 to give its users the same animated experience as Instagram’s GIF stickers.

How to search for and add animated Snapchat stickers

Searching for animated GIFs is the best way to locate them since there is no GIF icon.

Simply enter a keyword in the search bar or click on the “GIF” button to open the suggested Snapchat screen.

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