How to Add Stickers to Signal

Signal has gained huge popularity because of its fantastic security. But many users are having issues adding stickers to conversations. If you’re one of them, you’ve probably thought of ditching this platform and trying another one. After all, stickers are a major feature of all messaging systems, enabling users to express their emotions and feelings in one click.

How to Add Stickers to Signal

But don’t be too hasty.

In this article, you’ll learn how to add regular or animated stickers to the Signal conversation and sticker packs. As a bonus, you’ll find out how to create personalized stickers. Let’s dig in.

How to Add Stickers to Signal

Communicating via stickers is a fun and easy way to express feelings, moods, and emotions. When switching to a new messaging platform, one of the first steps is learning how to add stickers to conversations. If you’ve recently started using Signal and still don’t know how to include stickers in a chat, follow the steps below:

Adding Stickers From Android

  1. Open Signal on your smartphone.
  2. Tap the conversation where you want to send a sticker.
  3. Click on the emoji or the sticker icon on the left of the conversation box.
  4. Choose the sticker icon.
  5. Find the sticker to add.
  6. Tap on it to send it to a conversation.

Adding Stickers From iPhone

  1. Open Signal on your iPhone.
  2. Choose the conversation where you want to send stickers.
  3. Tap on the sticker icon on the right of the conversation box.
  4. Hit the sticker to send it.

How to Add More Stickers to Signal

If you like the in-built Signal stickers but want to add more without leaving the app, there’s a simple way to do it. The steps are somewhat different depending on the operating system.

Adding Stickers in Android

Android users need to do this to add new stickers:

  1. Launch Signal.
  2. Open one conversation and click on the sticker button. It’s on the left of the conversation bar.
  3. There will be two options now: emoji and stickers. Choose stickers.
  4. Tap on the “+” button to add new stickers.
  5. Once you find the ones you like, hit to download them. The button is a downward arrow on the right of the stickers.
  6. When installed, users can add them to conversations.

Adding Stickers in iPhone

Here’s how iPhone users can add stickers straight from the Signal app:

  1. Open Signal.
  2. Launch the conversation.
  3. Tap on the sticker button on the right of the sticker conversation box.
  4. Click on the “+” button on the top right.
  5. There will be a list of available stickers.
  6. Choose the one you like and press the download button next to it.

Once the installation finishes, the new sticker will show in the sticker section. Simply tap on it to add it to a conversation.

How to Share Sticker Packs Outside of Signal

Some Signal users are confused by the lack of in-built stickers other messaging platforms boast. They don’t know there’s an easy way to add a bunch of new stickers via the Signal stickers directory. All they’ll have to do is visit a website and find the stickers they like:

  1. Open the browser you use and type “signal stickers.”
  2. Find the website and click on it.
  3. Users can here find regular or animated stickers. Tap on the sticker you like and click on the “Add to Signal” button in the top right.
  4. Then, select “Set to Always Open.”
  5. Finally, click on “Install.”

The Signal app now includes these stickers, and they’re ready for use.

Alternatively, users can search for the stickers they want:

  1. Launch the preferred browser and write “signal stickers.”
  2. Click on the site.
  3. Type the sticker you want to add to Signal. The most popular options are “privacy,” “holidays,” etc.
  4. Tap on the sticker you like.
  5. Click on “Add to Signal” in the top right corner of the screen.
  6. Choose “Set to Always Open.”
  7. Finish by hitting “Install.”

There you go! You’ve successfully installed the stickers you like and can send them to your friends.

How to Delete Sticker Packs?

If Signal users don’t like the sticker pack they’ve downloaded, there’s an easy way of deleting it:

  1. Launch Signal and open one of the conversations.
  2. Tap on the sticker icon.
  3. Tap the “+” icon.
  4. Look for the pack to delete.
  5. Choose X, Uninstall, or click on it.
  6. Delete the pack.

How to Create Customized Stickers?

A lot of Signal users don’t know there’s a way to create a sticker pack on their own. This enables users to use some stickers that otherwise might not be available in Signal. Moreover, it makes conversations more interesting. The trick is that you need to do this on your computer. The steps are the same no matter which operating system you use:

  1. Open the Signal website and download the computer version.
  2. Launch it and make sure there’s a QR code.
  3. Open Signal on your phone and head over to “Settings.”
  4. Find “Linked Devices.”
  5. Scan the QR code.

Now that you’ve paired the two devices, it’s time to download some PNG stickers:

  1. Open the browser you use and type “stickers PNG.”
  2. Tap on the site.
  3. Find the sticker you like and tap on it.
  4. Click the big blue “Download” button.
  5. Repeat with all other stickers you like.

Once you download the stickers, here’s how to create your own sticker packs:

  1. Open Signal on the computer and log in.
  2. Head over to the “File” tab and choose “Create/upload sticker pack.”
  3. Click on the “+” icon and add the downloaded PNG stickers.
  4. Re-order the stickers.
  5. Hover over it to see how it’ll look in the light and the dark theme.
  6. Tap “Next.”
  7. Hit the emoji button on the right of the first sticker.
  8. Assign the emoji to that sticker.
  9. Repeat for all other stickers.
  10. When done, tap “Next.”
  11. Write the name of the sticker pack and the author’s name.
  12. Click “Next.”
  13. Confirm you want to upload the pack by hitting “Upload.”

Note: Make sure that you’re satisfied with the customized sticker pack before uploading it. There’s no way to edit it after it’s been uploaded.

Once the sticker pack has been uploaded, here’s how to use it:

  1. Launch Signal on the phone.
  2. Android users need to tap on the sticker icon on the left, while iPhone users should click the icon on the right.
  3. Android users need to select the sticker icon before adding the stickers. iPhone users can just tap the “+” button.
  4. Find the sticker pack you’ve created and tap on it.
  5. Select the sticker you want and hit to send it to a conversation.

Additional FAQs

Are Signal Stickers Safe?

Yes, they are. Signal uses end-to-end encryption, meaning messages and stickers are encrypted. Both messages and stickers look like unintelligible characters once users send them and before reaching the other user.

Can Other Users See My Name if They Use My Stickers?

If you wrote your name when you created the starter pack, other users would see it if they used that starter pack. That’s why it’s important to spell the name correctly.

Do I Only Have to Use PNG Files to Create Sticker Packs?

No, users can also use WebP files. But there are some common sticker pack requirements. For example, each sticker has to be a maximum of 300 KiB. There can only be 200 stickers per pack. Compared to some other platforms, this is a large number.

Although not a requirement, Signal suggests that the margins are 16 px around each edge. Also, a transparent background is a better choice as it makes the sticker stand out.

How Can Others Seem My Sticker Pack?

When other Signal users receive a sticker from your pack or a link to it, they’ll be able to see your stickers.

How Do You Add Phone Emoji to Signal?

Signal uses its emoji systems. But if users want to switch to using the emoji that came with their phone, here’s how to do it:

• Launch the app on your smartphone.

• Click on the profile icon.

• Select “Chats and media.”

• Under the “Chats” option, toggle the button to enable Phone emoji.

Sending Stickers Made Easy

As you can see, it isn’t that difficult to add stickers to Signal conversations. You can now even add new sticker packs that come with the app or create your own sticker packs and wow other users. On top of that, all stickers are encrypted, just like messages.

Have you tried Signal yet? How do you like it? What about creating your sticker packs? Do you have any tips for other users? Tell us about your experiences in the comments section below.

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