How to Download and Share Holi Stickers on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Messenger

The Holi festival is just a day away, and users can already share Holi-centric stickers with family and friends to add life to celebratory text messages amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Every platform owned by Facebook Inc – WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook and Instagram allows users to add custom shareable Holi (or GIF) stickers that feature colorful greetings and pichkari (water guns) to messages or stories. Facebook recently rolled out personal Holi avatars that can be shared on the Facebook and Messenger app, while Instagram includes both GIFs and special stickers. WhatsApp does not come with Holi-centric stickers natively, although users can download them separately and share them with friends and family. Holi specific WhatsApp stickers can also be added to Stories which can be viewed by all contacts.

How to send Holi Avatar stickers on Facebook, Messenger: To create your Holi-specific avatar, open the Facebook or Messenger app on the Android or iOS smartphone and navigate to any comments section. Click on the ‘smiley’ button> Sticker tab> Create your avatar. The new Holi Stickers will appear in the Sticker Library when users post or comment on Facebook posts or when using Messenger. Users can also find the avatar creator in the Bookmarks section of your Facebook app. In case users can’t find the new custom Holi avatars, be sure to use the latest app.

How to use Holi stickers on Instagram: Instagram supports native stickers and they can be added to Instagram commercials (direct messages) or stories. To add Holi stickers to a story: Go to Camera section> Click or add photo or video> Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go to Library> Find Holi. Likewise, to add a specific Holi sticker to DM: Open a chat> Select the sticker option in the lower right corner of the text bar> Find Holi.

How to download Holi Sticker on WhatsApp: Sending Holi stickers on WhatsApp is a bit tricky compared to other Facebook-owned counterparts. Android WhatsApp users will need to open the app> Open Chat> Select the WhatsApp Stickers section by clicking the emoji icon on the left side of the chat bar> Find Holi. If you are unable to find stickers natively, select the plus icon and scroll down to find “Get more stickers”. This will lead to Google Play Store and users can search for Holi Stickers. Download any third party Holi stickers app, add it to WhatsApp and share it with your contacts. WhatsApp for iOS, on the other hand, does not allow users to download third-party shareable stickers. However, they can save the stickers sent by others and then share them again.