Known as the Hindu Festival of Light, Diwali starts this Sunday, October 27. The annual holiday lasts for five days, continuing until the start of next month, on November 1. One of the most popular festivals in Hinduism, Diwali takes place every autumn in Ashwin, the seventh month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar.
Diwali is a Hindu festival symbolising the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.
In addition to shopping and giving gifts, Diwali is also a time for sending well wishes to family and friends.
Facebook-owned chat app WhatsApp has added a creative twist to this tradition with WhatsApp stickers.
Here is how users can download and send Diwali WhatsApp stickers to spread the love to family and friends.
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They will only be presented with a smaller selection of options.
Additionally, downloading third-party stickers is not as straightforward as on Android.
Users should open a conversation, select the sticker icon at the bottom, tap on “+” sign, and download stickers from the available options.
However, those who want Diwali stickers will have to rely on their friends with an Android phone to send them first.
And only upon receiving can these stickers be saved to their favourites.
How to send Diwali WhatsApp stickers:
Sending WhatsApp stickers is very simple on both Android and Apple iOS.
Start by opening WhatsApp and open the chat window of the person or group users wish to send the sticker to.
Next, select the emoji face icon on the bottom left, beside the type message box.
Then tap the sticker icon and then browse for stickers.
Next select the Diwali WhatsApp stickers of choice and tap to send.
To send the Diwali WhatsApp stickers Go to WhatsApp, open the chat window of a group in question.
Next, tap the sticker icon at the bottom, found on the right side of the message box.
Then browse for WhatsApp stickers, and tap on it to immediately send one.