How to Add Emojis to Discord

Being arguably the most popular voice and text communication application at the moment, it’s only natural you’d wish to use emojis when chatting on Discord. Depending on the type of conversation you’re having, emojis can truly be a necessity for expressing your emotions more clearly and adding a fun, casual note to your chat.

To that end, if you’d like to learn how to utilize emojis when chatting in Discord, here is a quick guide detailing everything you have to know:

Using the provided Emoji Picker

The simplest way to include emojis in your text messages on Discord is to utilize the available and easily accessible Emoji Picker.

When entering a message into the text bar, you will notice a grey smiling icon on the right. Simply click on this icon and you will see a list of all the different emojis you could include in your text. Just press a certain emoji to add it to your message.

Using wumboji on their own

You will also have the opportunity to send larger and more impactful emojis in your messages on Discord.

When you enter a message that only contains emojis, your message will end up displaying a larger version of that emoji called the wumboji. However, you can only send a maximum of 27 wumboji in one message until they will scale down to their regular size due to the lack of space.

Note: If you’re currently using the Compact mode, remember that wumbojis won’t be available.

Adding your own custom emojis

If you’re subscribed to a Discord Nitro account, you will have the opportunity to use your own emojis everywhere, regardless of the type of text or message.

In case you have a regular account, however, you can only use your custom emojis on the specific server where they were initially uploaded.

To that end, if you’d like to add your own custom emojis onto Discord, just follow the steps below:

  1. On your computer, open the Discord application or web version.
  2. Next, load the server where you would like to add your own emojis.
  3. Here, press on the down arrow at the top, located beside the name of your server.
  4. From the menu that appears, go to Server Settings.
  5. On the left-hand side, press the Emojis option, and then press the purple Upload Emoji button.
  6. Now, just choose a picture and include it in your Discord server.

Note: While the image you upload shouldn’t be larger than 256kb, the name of your emoji can’t be shorter than two characters. Also, keep in mind that you will only be able to add a maximum of 50 custom emojis to your server, unless you get “boosts” from users with Nitro accounts.

Using emojis as reactions

Instead of sending emojis through messages, you also have the opportunity to react to posts with emojis on Discord.

All you need to do is press on the grey smiling icon located beside the post to choose an appropriate emoji reaction from the provided list. Then, simply repeat this same process in case you wish to add two or more reactions to the post in question.

And there you have it! No matter how you would like to utilize emojis in Discord, the handy guide above will allow you to effortlessly express your emotions.