You can create a sticker easily by simply turning off the background layer of your GIF's canvas, and exporting the same way you would normally within your editing software. Currently there is no way to turn a GIF into a Sticker using GIPHY.
Please note: Stickers that don't follow our recommended guidelines may not make it through our approval process. Learn more about the turnaround time for stickers moderation.
Here are some more specs and recommendations to make your stickers the best they can be!
- Stickers must move! The more animation, the better.
- Stickers must be exported with transparency, no white or colored background.
- At least 20% of the frame must be transparent (but should really be 20% of all frames).
- The source file must be a GIF.
- RGB color mode is mandatory.
- There is no maximum file size; we will automatically resize the GIF on upload for uses in various contexts of our sticker API.
- You must set the GIF to loop "forever" before exporting.
Tips for Improving Sticker Quality
- Set the Matte to “none” to avoid the white halo effect, or set to black if the sticker has black outlines.
- GIFs can only have fully transparent or fully opaque pixels; ensure any semi-transparent pixels have been cleaned up around the edges of the sticker, or they will automatically become white.
What Makes a Good Sticker?
- Easy to use in conversation.
- Universal and easy to understand.
- Emotive and covering a wide range of expression.
- The more interesting the animation, the better the sticker.
- Timely and relevant.
- Colorful, unique, creative and fun!
- Useful as an overlay, like accessories or effects.
- Stickers that don't move, or only barely move (blinking, shimmer, and slight shake effects included).
- Stickers that are difficult to use in conversation.
- Stickers that have too many fine details.
- Stickers that lack variety (not enough variation of expression).
- Low quality, overly pixelated or blurry content.
- Stickers created expressly for personal use and are not relatable to a larger audience.
- Broken infinite loops. You must set the GIF to loop forever before exporting.
- A low frame count (image should not jump around or repeat quickly instead of playing smoothly)
- Stickers that are just videos cropped into a smaller circle, square, or other shape. Unlike the standardized four sides of a GIF file, stickers should not contain unnecessary borders or edges since the background is meant to be transparent.
- Stickers that are offensive, contain violent images, or that violate our Community Guidelines in any manner.