Originating on Japanese mobile phones in 1997, emoji became increasingly popular worldwide in the 2010s after being added to several mobile operating systems. Last year, WhatsApp added animated stickers as one of their features.

A sticker is a detailed illustration of a character that represents an emotion or action that is a mix of cartoons and Japanese smiley-like “emojis”. They are a wide variety of downloadable sticker packs for Android and iPhone users, and you can even make your own!

We came across Sticker maker, which lets you use memes, or your own photos, to create and share your own personalised stickers.

CLICK BELOW to start creating your own unique set of stickers to use on WhatsApp.