Social Media Facebook How to Make and Use Telegram Stickers Easily create customized sticker packs, too By Brad Stephenson Freelance Contributor Brad Stephenson is a freelance tech and geek culture writer with 12+ years' experience. He writes about Windows 10, Xbox One, and cryptocurrency. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Brad Stephenson Updated January 20, 2020 Facebook Facebook Flipboard Pinterest Twitter Snapchat Instagram YouTube Online Dating Tweet Share Email Telegram is a popular messaging app available on iOS and Android, Windows 10, and the web. The app has a strong focus on security and privacy and thus has garnered a loyal following among those interested in technology yet is also used by the everyday person for communicating with family and friends and connecting with others with similar interests. How Does Telegram Work? Telegram works in a similar way to Facebook Messenger and other texting apps. You can send your contacts text messages, web links, or images and join groups to communicate with numerous people at the same time. What sets Telegram apart from its rivals, though, is its stickers which can be fully customized and made by anyone for free. EnDyk/iStock/GettyImagesPlus How to Create Telegram Sticker Packs Unlike other platforms which limit chat sticker creations to paid sponsorships or require a lengthy approval process, Telegram lets anyone create sticker sets directly within the official Telegram apps and publishes them live for all users to use immediately. Creating Telegram sticker packs is completely free and there’s no limit to the number of stickers within each pack. The sticker creation process involves the use of a native Telegram chatbot. Here’s how to use it to create Telegram stickers on the platform for everyone to use. Create your sticker images in your preferred image editing program and save them. Each sticker should be saved as a separate PNG file with a transparent background and measure exactly 512x512 pixels in size. Open the Telegram app on your computer. Activate the Telegram Sticker chatbot by selecting this link here or by searching for Stickers within the Telegram app’s search bar. The chatbot’s handle will be @Stickers and should have a verified checkmark next to it. In the chat, type /newpack and press Enter. Type the name of your new sticker pack and press Enter. A sticker pack is simply a collection of stickers that share a common theme. There’s no limit to the number of stickers you can have in a pack. To upload your first sticker, select the file icon and browse your computer for one of your recently created PNG files. The Stickers chatbot will ask you to associate the PNG file with an emoji. For example, if your sticker has a happy face, you may want to use the happy face emoji. Enter the emoji and press Enter. Upload your second PNG file and assign it its own unique emoji. Continue with all of your PNG files. Once you’ve entered all of your Telegram stickers, type /publish and press Enter. The Stickers chatbot will now ask you to select an image that will function as the promo artwork for your Telegram sticker pack. If you want, you can just type /skip to use the first PNG file you uploaded or you can upload another file to use instead. You’ll now be asked to enter a name for your Telegram sticker pack’s URL. This can be anything, but it will generally look more professional if it’s a proper word and one that relates to the theme of your pack. You’re all done! Your new Telegram sticker pack is now live and can be used by yourself and others or shared online. All Telegram Sticker Chatbot Commands Here’s the full list of all of the commands that you can use with the Telegram Stickers chatbot to create and edit stickers or view their associated statistics. Stickers & Masks /newpack: create a new sticker pack/newmasks: create a new pack of masks/newanimated: create a pack of animated stickers/addsticker:add a sticker to an existing pack/editsticker: change emoji or coordinates/ordersticker: reorder stickers in a pack/setpackicon: set a sticker pack icon/delsticker: remove a sticker from an existing pack/delpack: delete a pack Stats /stats: get stats for a sticker/top: get top stickers/packstats: get stats for a sticker pack/packtop: get sticker packs top/topbypack: get top stickers in a pack/packusagetop: get usage stats for your packs/cancel: to cancel whatever command you just used How to Use Telegram Stickers Finding and using Telegram stickers is completely free and fairly intuitive. Here’s how. From a Telegram chat window, hover your mouse cursor over the smiley face icon next to the text box. Telegram Above the emoji, select Stickers. Telegram A number of popular Telegram sticker packs will already be available for you to use. Select one of these to add them to your Telegram chat conversation. Telegram If you want to find new Telegram sticker packs, select the search icon in the lower-left of the sticker box and type in a name or subject. Telegram If the sticker pack hasn’t been added to your app yet, select Add to the right of the pack’s name to add the Telegram sticker pack to your app. Telegram How to Share Telegram Stickers After you’ve added a Telegram sticker pack to your app, you can share it with anyone. Open the sticker box as shown above, select the name of the stick pack, and then select Share Stickers. This will copy the web URL of the Telegram sticker pack to your device’s clipboard, which you can send to friends in a Telegram message, email, or via another chat app. You can even post a link to it on your blog or website. Is There a Stickers Telegram App? There is no official Stickers Telegram app, though some unofficial ones may be available within the iOS and Android app stores. Such apps aren’t needed, however, as the main official Telegram app has all of the sticker functionality you’ll need. Are Telegram Stickers Copyrighted or Protected? While there’s no approval process when you create Telegram stickers, they can be removed if you use copyrighted material in them and the owner of the property requests that they be taken down. It’s always best to use completely original artwork or concepts for your Telegram stickers. If you think your pack has been removed by accident, you can contact Telegram via email at email@example.com.