How Do I Change the Animated Server Icon in Discord?


Heather Bennett

Are you tired of the default animated server icon in Discord? Do you want to add a personal touch to your server by changing the animated icon? Look no further, because in this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of changing the animated server icon in Discord.

Step 1: Choosing an Animated Icon

Before we start, you need to have an animated image file that you want to set as your server icon. Make sure the file format is supported by Discord. GIF files work best for this purpose.

Step 2: Uploading the Animated Icon

To change the animated server icon, you need to have the necessary permissions on your Discord server. If you are the server owner or have administrative privileges, follow these steps:

  1. Open Discord and navigate to your desired server.
  2. Click on the down arrow next to the server name at the top left corner of your screen. This will open a drop-down menu.
  3. Select “Server Settings” from the drop-down menu.

    A new window will appear.

  4. In the left sidebar, click on “Overview”.
  5. Scroll down until you find “Server Icon” section.
  6. Click on “Edit” button next to your current server icon. This will open a file explorer window.
  7. Select your desired animated icon file from your computer and click “Open”.

Step 3: Adjusting Icon Settings

Once you have uploaded your animated icon, there are a few additional settings you can adjust:

  • Name: You can change the name of your animated icon by clicking on the text field next to “Name”. This can help you easily identify the icon among your server’s assets.
  • Description: You can add a description to your animated icon by clicking on the text field next to “Description”. This can provide additional context or information about the icon.

Step 4: Saving Changes

After uploading your animated icon and adjusting the settings, make sure to save your changes by clicking on the “Save Changes” button at the bottom right corner of the window. Your new animated server icon should now be visible for all members of your Discord server.


Changing the animated server icon in Discord is a simple process that allows you to personalize your server and make it stand out. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily upload an animated icon of your choice and adjust its settings. Now go ahead and give your Discord server a unique touch!

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