How Do I Add Animated Emojis to My Discord Server?


Larry Thompson

If you want to add some fun and personality to your Discord server, one great way to do so is by incorporating animated emojis. Animated emojis can bring your server to life, adding a touch of excitement and expressiveness to your conversations. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps of adding animated emojis to your Discord server.

Step 1: Create or Find Animated Emojis

The first step is to find or create the animated emojis you want to add. There are several websites where you can find free or paid animated emojis, or you can create your own using image editing software. Make sure the emojis are in GIF format as Discord only supports animated GIFs for emojis.

Creating Your Own Animated Emojis

If you want to create your own animated emojis, you can use software such as Adobe Photoshop or GIMP. These programs allow you to create and edit images frame by frame, which is essential for creating an animated emoji. Once you have created your emoji animation, export it as a GIF file.

Step 2: Upload Animated Emojis to Discord

Once you have your animated emojis ready, it’s time to upload them to Discord. To do this:

  • Open Discord and navigate to the server where you want to add the animated emojis.
  • Click on the server name at the top left corner of the screen.
  • Select “Server Settings”.
  • In the left sidebar, click on “Emoji”.
  • Click on “Upload Emoji”.
  • Select the GIF files
  • Set a name for each emoji.
  • Click “Save” to upload the emojis to the server.

Step 3: Using Animated Emojis in Discord

Now that you have uploaded the animated emojis to your server, you can start using them in your conversations. To use an animated emoji:

  • Type “:” followed by the emoji name.
  • Select the desired emoji from the dropdown menu that appears.
  • The animated emoji will be added to your message.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I add animated emojis to any Discord server?

Absolutely! As long as you have appropriate permissions, you can add animated emojis to any Discord server you manage or have privileges in.

Are there any limitations on the number of animated emojis I can add?

Yes, there are limitations depending on your Discord server’s tier. For example, free servers can have up to 50 animated emojis, while boosted servers have higher limits. Make sure to check Discord’s official documentation for the most up-to-date information on emoji limits.

I’m having trouble uploading an animated emoji. What should I do?

If you’re having trouble uploading an animated emoji, make sure it is in GIF format and meets Discord’s size requirements.

Animated emojis must be smaller than 256KB and have a maximum resolution of 128×128 pixels. If your file meets these criteria and still won’t upload, try restarting Discord or converting the GIF file using an online converter.

Congratulations! You now know how to add animated emojis to your Discord server. Enjoy adding a touch of fun and expressiveness to your server’s conversations!

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