WhatsApp 101: How to Add Time & Location Stickers on Your iPhone or Android

How to Add Time & Location Stickers on Your iPhone or Android

For quite some time, popular messaging apps like Snapchat have had features that let you place stickers on photos and videos to add time and location-based information. To catch up, WhatsApp has now added the same functionality to its messaging platform in an effort to remain among the most well-rounded messaging apps available.

In addition to fun decorations like emojis, the latest versions of WhatsApp for both iOS and Android now allow you to add time-based stickers — and location-based stickers if you have an iPhone — to media files for both individual and group chats. Now, you can tease loved ones with photos of your delicious seafood dinner stamped with the restaurant's location, or show the time a video was taken.

Step 1: Select a Media File Within a Chat

To add a time or location sticker, open a conversation and either tap on the '+' button to the left of the text entry field at the bottom (iOS) or the paperclip and camera buttons on the right-hand side within the text field (Android). From there, either select "Photo & Video Library" (iOS) or "Gallery" (Android) from the prompt that appears.

Your gallery will now appear, so choose the media file you want to share with your contacts. If you're using an iPhone, you can also choose a GIF by tapping on "GIFs" on the lower left corner of the screen.

Step 2: Select a Sticker

After selecting a media file, tap on the smiley face icon along the top of the screen for both iOS and Android, then select a sticker that you'd like to paste onto it. You have the option of choosing between time in the form of digital and analog clocks, and if you have an iPhone, you can also add a location sticker that pins your whereabouts.

Step 3: Edit Sticker & Send Media File

If the default central position of the sticker obstructs the file you want to share, you have the option of moving the sticker and placing it on a more ideal position by dragging it around your screen. You can also change your sticker from dark to light simply by tapping on it.

If you wish to remove the sticker, simply tap and hold onto it, then drag and drop it onto the trash bin that appears on the upper-left corner of the screen. Once you're satisfied, tap on the blue send button to share your media file.

We are constantly adding more WhatsApp features to our collection, so if you'd like to see more tips to get the most out of this messaging app, head on over to the link below. If you have questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment and share your thoughts.

Cover image and screenshots by Amboy Manalo/Gadget Hacks

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