Are you confused about using stickers on TikTok? This guide will show you where you can find stickers on TikTok and how to search for new ones.
To search for stickers on TikTok, you’ll need to upload a picture/video if you want to apply a sticker. Do this:
- Tap on the “Post” icon at the bottom of the TikTok app
- Select the “Upload” option
- Select a picture/video you want to upload on TikTok
- Tap on the “Stickers” icon in the top-right corner
- Select a sticker or use the search bar to find a specific sticker
This will let you find stickers and GIFs on the native TikTok app. TikTok collaborates with GIPHY to gain access to its sticker database.
But what if you want to find other stickers or create your own? This guide will teach you how to do that, so keep reading to find out more!
How Can You Search for Stickers on TikTok?
Finding stickers on TikTok is simple. You’ll need to upload something to access the stickers, though.
Follow the steps below to do this:
1. Tap on the “Post” icon at the bottom of the TikTok app
After you open TikTok, you’ll land on the main page, where you can watch all the TikTok videos other users have posted.
This is also where you can start uploading your content. Look at the bottom of the screen for a “Post” icon. It’s near the “Friends” and “Inbox” buttons.
Tap on it to start uploading something on TikTok!
2. Select “Upload” in the bottom-right corner
After you tap on “Post,” you’ll be taken to the upload screen. This is where you can edit the content you want to post.
But first, you need to select something to upload. You can either take a picture, shoot a video, or upload something from your phone.
For this article, I’ve prepared something to upload. So, select the “Upload” icon in the bottom-right corner.
3. Select a photo/video to upload
On this screen, you’ll see all the photos and videos on your phone. At the top of the screen, you’ll see the Sorting category. Mine is “Recents.”
Select another sorting method if you can’t find the content you want to upload. Then, select the photo/video, and continue with the next step!
4. Tap on the “Stickers” icon in the top-right list
Once you find the photo/video you want to upload, and you select it, TikTok will take you back to the editing screen.
Look for the “Stickers” button in the top-right corner. There’s a list with multiple editing options there, such as “Effects“, “Filters“, “Voiceover“, and more.
Find the “Stickers” icon and tap on it.
5. Find a sticker and select it
After you select the “Stickers” icon, you’ll be taken to another page where you can find various stickers.
There are two categories here – “Stickers” and “Emoji“. The two are different things and behave differently, so you may need to explore what they do.
Alternatively, you can use the search bar at the top of the screen to find a specific sticker. Search for terms such as “frog” or “horse” or something relevant to your sticker.
Then, select it and finish the editing process to post the photo/video on TikTok.
This is how you can find stickers on TikTok!
Can You Make New Stickers for TikTok?
Yes, you can. I recommend using the GIPHY Sticker Maker on the official GIPHY website. Search for “Giphy Sticker Maker” on Google and open the website.
It should be the third link on Google, under the GIPHY website. Click on the GIPHY link and proceed to the next step.
Then, follow the steps below to create/edit your own GIF or sticker for TikTok:
1. Click on “Create” in the upper-right corner
Once you open the GIPHY website, look in the top-right corner for the “Create” button. Click on it and proceed with the next step.
At this point, you’ll need to log in to GIPHY to create a new sticker. If you don’t have an account, create one and log in!
2. Click on “Choose File” under “GIF“
Once you log in and select “Create“, you’ll be taken to this page. This is the “GIHPY Create” page. If you have a GIF ready to be edited, click “Choose File” under the “GIF” option.
Alternatively, you can enter the URL to the GIF or select a Sticker to edit. I’ve prepared a GIF beforehand, so I’ll select the GIF option.
3. Edit the GIF
You can edit the GIF/sticker in this window by going through the editing options. At the top of the screen, you’ll find the editing categories – “Caption“, “Stickers“, “Filters“, and “Draw“.
Look through them, edit your GIF/Sticker, and proceed to the last step when you’re done.
4. Click on “Continue to Upload“
Once you’re done editing your GIF/sticker, look at the bottom of the screen for the “Continue to Upload” button and click on it.
This is how you can save an edited GIF/sticker. You upload it to your GIPHY account. Everyone can access it and download it from there.
In the photo above, you can see the GIF I edited. I can share, embed, or download it to my device by right-clicking on it and selecting “Save image as…“.
Then, you can download the GIF/sticker to your phone via WhatsApp or another platform. Once you do that, you’ll have access to the GIPHY GIF/Sticker on TikTok.
To use the edited GIF/sticker, go to the “Stickers” option in the TikTok upload screen and select the icon in the screenshot below.
It should be the third icon in the “Recommended” list. That option will let you choose content from your mobile phone.
Find the edited GIF/Sticker and use it!
To summarize, you can find Stickers on TikTok by uploading something and using the “Stickers” option on the right-hand side of the upload screen.
This will open the GIPHY sticker screen where you can select any sticker or GIF on the GIPHY platform to use on TikTok.
If you want to create your sticker or edit one, go to the GIPHY Maker website on your Desktop and follow the steps in this guide to create your unique sticker/GIF.
Upload it to GIPHY, download it to your computer, transfer it to your phone, and then use the “Stickers” option on TikTok to find it.
Where else can I find stickers for TikTok?
GIPHY is not the only GIF/stickers platform out there. TikTok only collaborates with GIPHY, though.
If you want to find other stickers that aren’t on GIPHY, look for other sticker platforms on Google.
Another popular one is Tenor. Please create an account there, download any stickers or GIFS, edit them, and use them on TikTok.
Alternatively, you can use Google Images for GIFs or stickers. All the content there is free, and you can use it without worrying about copyrights.
To use stickers on TikTok that you find on other platforms, do the same as above for GIPHY.
Download the GIF/sticker on your computer, transfer it to your phone, and then use it on TikTok through the “Stickers” option.
Can I create brand-new stickers for TikTok?
Yes, you can.
The guide above only shows you how to edit existing GIFs or stickers. But what if you want to create new ones?
You can use GIPHY Maker for that too. Instead of uploading a GIF, you can upload an image.
Then, use the Lasso tool to crop a portion of the image and then edit it to transform it into a Sticker or GIF.
Other platforms that let you create stickers are EZGifs, GifMaker, Canva, and more. I don’t have too much experience with creating GIFs, so I can’t recommend a particular one.
You’ll have to experience and see for yourself.