Father’s Day 2021: Here's how to send WhatsApp stickers, GIFs and more on June 20

Father’s Day 2021 is nearly here and, apart from actual physical gift, what better than turn to WhatsApp and send a greeting. Here we show you how you can use your creative skills to wish your father virtually.
| Updated on Jun 18 2021, 07:00 AM IST
WhatsApp offers several ways to wish your relatives, such as stickers, GIFs and Status messages. 
WhatsApp offers several ways to wish your relatives, such as stickers, GIFs and Status messages. 

Father’s Day arrives on June 20, which is almost around the corner. It’s a day to wish fathers and grandfathers, the people who have taught us everything that we did not learn in school. From dad jokes to learning how to do household chores and tasks, there’s much that we have learnt from our father figures over the years and Father’s Day is a good day to celebrate it.

For the second year in a row, the novel coronavirus pandemic has many of us practicing social distancing to keep our loved ones safe. But that doesn’t mean we cannot wish our near and dear ones on special occasions. Thanks to messaging apps like WhatsApp and Google Duo, it is quite easy to keep in touch with friends and family even while they’re far away.

Here’s our handy guide to sending creative virtual wishes using WhatsApp for Father’s Day 2021:

Happy Father’s Day 2021: How to send WhatsApp stickers

WhatsApp stickers have become almost ubiquitous in all our communications on WhatsApp, and the Facebook-owned company has been adding several new features such as animated stickers, and the ability to import your own sticker packs into WhatsApp. In order to share stickers to celebrate Father’s Day 2021, you can visit the Play Store and search for sticker packs that are relevant and hit the download button to install them – here are a couple of sticker  packs to get started. Once you have installed the relevant sticker packs, you will have to tap their icons and add the sticker packs to WhatsApp. You can then access the new sticker packs from the chat bar on WhatsApp.

How to send Happy Father’s Day 2021 WhatsApp GIFs

WhatsApp also supports sending GIFs to other users as well as groups on the platform. WhatsApp recently acquired the GIPHY service which it uses to source GIFs on the platform. In order to share GIFs on WhatsApp for Father’s Day 2021, you must click on the emoji icon on the chat bar, then tap the GIF icon at the bottom of the screen to access the GIF search function. You can then search for GIFs related to Father’s Day and tap to send the GIF in the chat.

How to set Happy Father’s Day 2021 WhatsApp Status

Setting your WhatsApp status is a good way to publicly show affection for someone, but taking the extra effort in order to make it creative can go a long way in making them feel special. For Father’s Day 2021, you can make your WhatsApp status by using a photo of them, or by visiting a free image website like Shopify's Burst or Pixabay to download some free-to-use images for your creative wishes. You can then import them on WhatsApp by tapping the Status tab in the center of the screen and then tap the camera icon at the bottom of the screen to set your WhatsApp Status for Father’s Day 2021.

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First Published Date: 18 Jun, 07:00 AM IST
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