How to use Twitter stickers

Twitter has added an option to plaster your photos with virtual stickers when you attach them to a tweet. Here’s how to use stickers on Twitter. See also: How to get your Twitter account verified.

Stickers are only available in the iOS and Android apps currently, but we hope the option will be added to the web version at some point soon.

How to use Twitter stickers

At a glance:

  • Start a new tweet
  • Add a photo by tapping the camera icon
  • Tap the face icon to see the stickers
  • Choose one and drag it into position
  • Resize or rotate by using two fingers on the screen
  • Tap SAVE, compose your tweet and tap the Tweet button

First, it’s important to know that stickers can only be ‘stuck’ onto photos. If you just want to add en emoji to your tweet, tap the smiley face button on your phone’s keyboard. On some phones which use the Google keyboard, this isn’t immediately visible but you can get to it by long pressing the Enter / Return button at the bottom right.

So, to add a sticker on Twitter, tap the new tweet icon on your Android or iPhone and then tap the Photo button to choose a photo or take a new one.

How to use Twitter stickers

Once you’ve selected a photo you should see a new face icon and – on the iOS app at least – a notification telling you to tap it to add stickers:

How to use Twitter stickers

You’ll see lots of stickers and – just like emoji – categories at the very bottom for jumping to, say, cars, food or animals. There’s also a Top Picks section showing the most popular stickers such as sunglasses, hats and other accessories you can put on people’s faces.

How to use Twitter stickers

When you tap a sticker, it’s added to your photo. You can drag it to the right place, then use two fingers to rotate it or pinch outwards to make it larger:

How to use Twitter stickers

You can add more stickers by tapping the icon again or, if you’re finished, tap the SAVE button at the top to add the photo to your tweet. (All the other image editing options are there as usual for cropping your photo and adding filters, of course.)

Write a tweet – unless you only want to post a photo with no caption – and tap the Tweet button. The fun thing about stickers is that they’re effectively hashtags for photos – you can click or tap on a sticker in a tweet to see other photos with the same sticker.

How to use Twitter stickers


  1. Reply Lana 26.08.2016 at 20:51

    That`s cute… but i don`t like this option. It just irritates me when i see those pix with stickers… grrrr

  2. Reply Beata 29.08.2016 at 12:21

    I love things of that kind and always try to decorate my pix with the stickers. Someone may think that`s too childish though… but i don`t care 🙂 This is a good option to express yourself… your mood, your emotions, your attitude etc… Well, creative people will understand me 🙂
    I wish they also added live/animated stickers in the future. That would be even more interesting.

  3. Reply Natalie 29.08.2016 at 12:25

    Ohh, great! Now it`s clear how to use the stickers because i was always wondering how people do it… lol

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