The WhatsApp has gained new features at certain intervals. The latest addition of the messenger allows users to post an emoji or sticker as a group photo — previously it was only possible to insert images from the gallery or the internet. Below, I’ll show you how to do this in just a few minutes.
The new feature is now available on WhatsApp for Android and iPhone (
iOS ), but if it doesn’t appear on your phone, make sure the app is up to date with the latest version — we have a tutorial that shows you how to update apps on both systems.
Unfortunately, the new feature has a limitation: if you choose a picture with movement, the effect will not appear in the group photo, only one frame will be visible.
To avoid this incompatibility, I recommend adding a static sticker.
That said, follow the instructions below to find out how to put emoji or sticker as a group photo on WhatsApp:
Choose the group:
Open the app and tap the group you want to change the photo;
Enter the group options:
Tap the group name at the top of the screen;
Change the photo:
Tap the current photo and then the pencil icon in the upper right corner;
Select the new option:
Tap “Emoji and stickers”;
Choose a sticker or emoji:
The app will display all emojis and stickers available on the mobile.
To switch between options, tap the icons in the bottom menu — you can also set a background color;
Save the change:
Tap the “✓” icon in the upper right corner to confirm photo change.
Okay, now you know how to put emoji or sticker as a group photo on WhatsApp.
Although simple, this new option guarantees even greater customization, as participants can choose different types of emojis and stickers to “spruce up” the group. However, it is important to keep an eye on the settings, because depending on the default adopted, only administrators can change the photo.