There are plenty of reasons why it's fun to use iMessage to text. One of those reasons that make it extremely fun has to be Stickers. They are the little digital world of art that can turn your iMessage conversations into a whimsical playground. The minute you drop that sticker bomb, it's like a mini celebration, instantly upping your texting game.

But hey, if you're not up-to-date on the sticker scene, you might just end up with those run-of-the-mill, vanilla emojis. And let's be real—where's the fun in that? So, let's dive right in and explore the hippest, coolest, and downright most fabulous stickers you can add to your iMessage repertoire for every kind of situation.

Stickers Apps to Download for iMessage

‎Headspace: Mindful Meditation
‎Stress less, sleep soundly, and get happier. Headspace is everyday mindfulness and meditation, so you can make mindfulness a daily habit and be kind to your mind. Learn how to relax, manage stress, find your focus, and release tension in both the mind and body. Get guided meditations, courses, and…
‎Party Parrots HD
‎170+ HD Party Parrot iMessage Stickers! Party or die! Big shout out to for taking such good care of the parrots.
‎LittleBigPlanet™ Stickers
‎Get creative and express yourself with this pack of Sackboy iMessage stickers. Bring the fun of LittleBigPlanet™ to your iPhone chats: from sleepy to grumpy, from ’ROFL’ing to just plain face-palming, this little hero’s got you covered with 22 emotes to choose from. If you’ve got something to say,…
‎Pride: Stickers
‎This sticker app pack is going to help you sharing your emotions and ideas in a funny style with your iMessage contacts. Give it a twist, with a grain of intensity to your conversations adding iMessage Effects. There is a wide variety of Pride Stickers you can choose from this app. Peel and stick…
‎Om Nom Stickers
‎Official Cut the Rope stickers with OmNom are now available for iMessages! Place them on bubbles, images, and even other stickers to let your friends & family know how sweet you are! The sticker pack includes over 60 static and animated stickers. It’s a great way to express yourself and find creat…
‎Sticker Pals! 800 Stickers from David Lanham
‎Sticker Pals are your new favorite stickers, here to play in your messages! P.S. Is this your first time installing an app for Messages? We’ve made a quick guide on where to find us! You can find this by tapping on “App Support” under our app store reviews.
‎Grammar Police!
‎We all have at least one friend who is clueless when it comes to words. Don’t let that person stumble around in grammatical darkness any longer. Fix their mistakes. Change the world. You are the Grammar Police. The people of Earth are counting on you. Don’t let us down.
‎Naughty Frog n Turtle
‎● Naughty Frog n Turtle is trending now on AppStore! ● Super set of 95 animated stickers of the Naughty Frog n Turtle! This pack sticker will light up your iMessage conversation & take it to the next level! Amaze your friends and show how you REALLY feel with this cute sticker pack of 95 unique h…
‎CHARART — Sticker Maker
‎CHARART gives your messages style and punch. Create stickers that say anything you want, however you want it with tons of text styles. Peel and stick them on pictures or message bubbles. Slap them on pictures and selfies taken right in Messages. Your chats will never be the same with CHARART! Now…
‎Retro Emoji
‎Throw it back to your flip-phone days with these original emojis guaranteed to make your friends nostalgic. You can send these stickers on their own or peel and place them on any message bubble in your conversation.
Tip: There are also apps, like Reddit, Twitch, 1Password, etc., that add fun stickers to your iMessage app drawer when you have the app installed on your iPhone. Sadly, you cannot install these stickers in a standalone manner.

Creating Your Own Stickers

If you're using iOS 17, you can also create your own stickers, still and animated, from the subjects in your photos and live photos to add even more fun to any conversation.

  1. Go to an iMessage conversation and tap the '+' icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  1. Select 'Stickers' from the app drawer.
  1. Then, go to the 'Sticker' icon and tap the '+' option.
  1. Select the photo from your gallery which you want to turn into a sticker. You can also switch to the 'Live' tab to create an animated sticker.
  1. The sticker will be highlighted automatically. If it is a live photo, it'll automatically become an animated sticker; you can turn it off by tapping the 'Live' option in the upper-left corner of the screen. Then, tap on 'Add Sticker' in the bottom-right corner.
  1. It will appear in your sticker drawer.

For more detailed instructions on the topic, you can refer to our guide below.

How to Make a Sticker on iPhone
Live stickers are a new feature in iOS 17 that lets you make stickers from your photos and live photos on iPhone.

Stickers are a great way to brighten up any iMessage conversations. So go ahead, sticker-ify your iMessages. Turn those texts into little works of art, and let your personality shine through one sticker at a time. And remember, in the world of iMessage stickers, more is more!