The web version of WhatsApp has been updated with a built-in custom sticker maker, which allows you to turn ordinary pictures from your computer into stickers that can be sent through the messaging service. To access it, click the paperclip icon (attachments), select Sticker, and then choose an image to upload. In addition to the web version of WhatsApp, the feature will also arrive in its desktop apps next week.
Once uploaded, the images can be edited to turn them into a perfect sticker. An outline can be drawn around the subject of an image to cut out the background, and images can also be cropped (although still in a square aspect ratio). Additional emoji, text, and WhatsApp stickers can also be layered over your sticker designs.
Being able to create your own stickers on WhatsApp is nothing new, and there is a whole range of third-party apps available on iOS and Android dedicated to this task. But it’s a handy feature to build right into the desktop and web versions of the service, especially since they let you edit images with mouse pointer precision.