How Do I Get a Moving Icon for My Discord Server?

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Heather Bennett

If you want to add a moving icon to your Discord server, you’re in luck! Discord allows you to customize your server’s icon with animated GIFs, giving it a unique and eye-catching touch. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to get a moving icon for your Discord server.

Step 1: Find or create an animated GIF
To begin, you need an animated GIF that you want to use as your server’s icon. You can either search for existing ones online or create your own using image editing software like Photoshop or GIMP. Make sure the GIF is not too large in size, as Discord has a file size limit of 10MB for server icons.

Step 2: Save the GIF on your computer
Once you have the perfect animated GIF, save it on your computer in a location where you can easily find it later. Remember the file path or create a folder specifically for Discord-related files if needed.

Step 3: Open Discord and go to Server Settings
Launch the Discord desktop app or open it in your web browser. Log in if necessary and navigate to the server where you want to add the moving icon.

Once there, click on the server name at the top left corner of the app. This will open a drop-down menu with various options – choose “Server Settings” from this menu.

Step 4: Access Server Overview settings
In the “Server Settings” window, click on “Overview” located in the left sidebar. This will display all the general settings related to your server.

Step 5: Change Server Icon
Scroll down until you see a section labeled “Server Icon.” Underneath this section heading, you’ll find an option to change your server’s icon. Click on the current icon displayed here.

Step 6: Upload the animated GIF
A new window will pop up, allowing you to browse your computer for the animated GIF you saved earlier. Locate the file and click “Open” to upload it.

Step 7: Adjust the Icon Crop
Once uploaded, Discord will display a preview of your animated icon. Use the provided cropping tool to adjust how your icon appears. You can zoom in or out as needed, ensuring that the most important parts of your GIF are visible within the square frame.

Step 8: Save Changes
When you’re satisfied with how your animated icon looks, click on the “Save Changes” button located at the bottom right corner of the window. Discord will process and apply your new server icon.

Congratulations! You have successfully added a moving icon to your Discord server. Now, whenever someone visits your server, they’ll see this eye-catching animation that sets it apart from others.

Remember that animated server icons are only visible for users with access to the server. If someone outside of your server tries to view it, they will see a static image instead.

Tips:
– Keep in mind that Discord has a file size limit of 10MB for server icons. Make sure your animated GIF is within this limit.

– Consider using an optimized GIF file to reduce its size without compromising quality. – You can always change or remove your server’s animated icon by following these steps again and selecting a different image or deleting it altogether.

That’s it! Now you know how to get a moving icon for your Discord server.

Have fun customizing and personalizing your server’s look with attention-grabbing animations!

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