Use stickers with iMessage on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Make your conversations more interactive with iMessage stickers.

iMessage app store

Install a sticker pack

  1. Open Messages and tap compose message to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. From the app drawer, tap app store icon
  3. When you find a sticker pack that you like, tap get icon or the price icon next to the app, then install the app.
  4. Enter your Apple ID password, or Face IDor use Touch ID if you have it enabled.
  5. Tap gray bar to return to your message. 

* You need an iPhone X or later to use Face ID.

add a sticker

Add a sticker to a conversation

  1. Open Messages and tap compose a message to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Swipe left or right over the app drawer to find the one that you want to use. 
  3. Then tap the app to open it.

If you want to add a sticker, touch and hold the sticker, then drag it to the message bubble. The sticker will automatically send when you add it to the message. You can also pinch or zoom to resize stickers before sending.

If you receive a message with an iMessage app that you don't have, touch and hold the sticker, then tap Sticker Details to view the app in the App Store.

delete stickers

Delete stickers

  1. Open Messages and tap compose message to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Swipe left over the app drawer and tap more icon.
  3. Swipe left over the app, then tap Delete.

Do more with Messages

Stickers sent as an MMS message are sent as photos.

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