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Discord emote size: Everything you need to know

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Discord, the popular communication platform, has become a hub for communities of all types. Whether you’re a gamer, artist, or part of a study group, Discord provides a space for like-minded individuals to connect and communicate. Emotes, or emojis specific to Discord, are crucial in expressing emotions and reactions within these communities.

This article discusses what Discord emojis are, the file requirements to upload an emoji and how to upload custom emojis to a server.

Also read: How to make a Discord server?

What are Discord emotes?

Discord emojis, often called emotes or emoticons, are little icons you can send to convey your thoughts or emotions while chatting on Discord. The Discord app comes with various emojis, allowing you to pick the ones that suit your messages or express your mood.

File requirements to upload an emoji

To add an emoji to your server, make sure it meets the following conditions:

  • File type: Choose either a JPEG, PNG, or GIF image.
  • File size: Keep it under 256 KB. If your emoji is slightly larger, we’ll compress it for you.
  • Dimensions: Aim for 128×128 for the best results. Larger or smaller sizes are acceptable, but 128×128 is the ideal fit.
  • Name: Assign a short name with at least 2 characters to each emoji. You’ll use this name when you want to use the emoji in chat.

How many emojis can one server have?

In a standard Discord server, you can have fifty regular custom emojis and an additional fifty animated emojis. This limit is shared among all server members, meaning if one user uploads 35 animated emojis and the other uploads 15, no one else can add more.

However, the higher your Boost Level, the higher the emoji limits. At Level 1, your server can hold up to 100 regular and 100 animated emojis. This increases to 150 at Level 2 and 250 at Level 3. So, if you dream of having an emoji for every moon in the solar system, the good news is that you need to do some Boosting first.

Why custom emojis in the Discord server are greyed out?

There are a couple of reasons why a custom emoji you want to use might appear greyed out:

  • You don’t have Nitro, so you can’t use emojis from external communities.
  • The server has decided not to permit members to use emojis from external communities, even if they have Nitro.
  • The server lost certain custom emojis when its Server Boost tier decreased. Once the server is boosted back to its previous level, the emoji will be available again.

How to add custom emojis to the Discord server?

Step 1: Go to your server and click on its name at the top.

Step 2: In the menu, click on the Server Settings option.

Step 3: In the sidebar, click on Emoji and then on the right side, click on the Upload Emoji button.

Also read: Why is my Discord stream quality so bad?

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