How Do You Get Server Emotes on Discord?


Larry Thompson

Are you a Discord enthusiast looking to spruce up your server? One way to add some personality and fun to your server is by using emotes.

Emotes, also known as emojis or emoticons, are a popular feature on Discord that allow users to express themselves visually. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can get server emotes on Discord and make your server more engaging.

What are Server Emotes?

Before we dive into the process of obtaining server emotes, let’s first understand what they are. Server emotes are custom emojis that are unique to a specific Discord server. Unlike the default set of emojis available on Discord, these emotes can be created and used exclusively within a particular server.

Step 1: Creating Server Emotes

To get started with server emotes, you need to have the necessary permissions on your Discord server. Typically, only users with administrative or moderator roles have the ability to create and manage server emotes.

Step 1: Open your Discord application and navigate to your desired server.

Step 2: Click on the down arrow next to the server name in the top left corner of the screen.

Step 3: From the drop-down menu, select “Server Settings.”

Step 4: In the Server Settings menu, click on “Emojis” in the left sidebar.

Step 5: You will now see a list of all existing emojis on your server. To create a new emoji, click on the “Upload Emoji” button.


If you do not see the “Emojis” option in your Server Settings menu, it means you do not have the necessary permissions to create server emotes. In this case, reach out to a server administrator or moderator for assistance.

Step 2: Uploading Emote Files

Once you click on the “Upload Emoji” button, a file upload dialog box will appear. You can choose an image file from your computer to use as your server emote. Discord supports various image formats, including PNG and GIF.

Step 1: Click on the “Choose File” button in the file upload dialog box.

Step 2: Locate and select the desired image file from your computer.

Step 3: Give your emote a unique name by typing it in the “Emoji Name” field.

Step 4: Click on the “Save” or “Upload Emoji” button to upload and save your emote.

The image file you choose should ideally be square and have dimensions of at least 128×128 pixels for optimal display. Discord automatically resizes larger images to fit within these dimensions, but smaller images may appear pixelated or distorted when used as emotes.

Using Server Emotes

Now that you have created your server emotes, it’s time to start using them. Server emotes can be used in chat messages, channel names, and even server nicknames.

To use a server emote in a message, simply type “:” followed by the name of the emote. Discord will automatically suggest matching emotes as you type.

  • To use an emote in a message:
  • Type “:” followed by the emote name
  • Select the desired emote from the suggestion dropdown
  • Press Enter or Space to insert the emote into your message

You can also use server emotes in channel names and server nicknames. To do this, follow the same syntax of “:” followed by the emote name when editing the channel name or nickname.


Server emotes are a fantastic way to add personality and expressiveness to your Discord server. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you should now be able to create and use server emotes effectively. Experiment with different emotes and have fun customizing your server to make it truly unique!

Remember, server emotes can only be used within the specific server they were created on. So make sure to share your awesome new emotes with your friends and fellow members of your Discord community!

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