Using Animated Stickers with PhotoWear

January 6, 2020 ยท 2 minute read

Our newest feature in PhotoWear is the ability to add “stickers” to your photo that will animate when PhotoWear wakes up on your watch. This is a short write-up about how it should work. Let us know if you still have trouble after reading through this article.

Requirements

Be sure to have the latest PhotoWear running on both your phone and your watch. Contact us if you need help updating PhotoWear.

What are Animated Stickers anyway?

Animated stickers gives you the ability to add a short animation that will show when you look at your watch. For an example, check out the video clip at the bottom of this post.

How does it work?

There are two ways: when choosing a new photo, and when editing an existing photo.

1. When choosing a new photo

In the PhotoWear mobile app tap a photo to replace it, select a new photo from your gallery, then tap next until you see the Sticker Chooser. If you have PhotoWear Pro you can pick any of the stickers in the Fun Sticker Pack, otherwise you can select the Daisey sticker.

2. When changing an existing photo

If you don’t want to choose a new photo, you can long-press on an existing (non-stock) photo in the PhotoWear mobile app. This will take you directly to the Sticker Chooser. If you have PhotoWear Pro you can pick any of the stickers in the Fun Sticker Pack, otherwise you can select the Daisey sticker.

Then tap SEND.

You may need to give PhotoWear a moment to send the sticker to your watch and process it, but the next time you wake up your watch from ambient mode, it should animate the chosen sticker.