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How to turn off auto emoji on Discord?

Discord is a rather popular VOIP program initially designed for gamers but has changed its focus to become a lot more inclusive since then. Just about anyone looking to hang out with their friends virtually can use it now.

In this article, we’re talking about how you can disable auto emoji in Discord.

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Disabling auto emoji on PC

Disabling the auto emoji feature on PC is rather easy. Just follow these steps.

Step 1: Open Discord and click on the Settings gear icon next to your username in the bottom left.

How to turn off auto emoji on Discord?

Step 2: Head over to the Text & Images section, and under Emoji, disable the Automatically convert emoticons in your messages to emoji slider.

How to turn off auto emoji on Discord?

And that’s all you need to do to disable auto emoji on Discord on PC. Alternatively, you can type your emojis with a backslash (\) in front to show them as emoticons instead of emojis.

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Disabling auto emoji on the Discord app

If you’re using Discord via the mobile app, there’s no explicit setting to turn auto-emoji off. However, once you’ve changed the setting on PC, it’ll automatically apply to the phone app as well.

In case you don’t have access to a PC to make these changes, you’re going to have to log into Discord using your phone’s web browser and make the changes from there. Keep in mind that you’ll have to open Discord in your browser as the desktop site before proceeding. Once you’ve logged in, the steps to disable auto emojis are the same as described above. 

Also, the backslash (\) method applies to the phone app as well, so you can send emoticons without changing any settings whatsoever by prefixing a backslash to them. For example, \:) will show up as 🙂 when the message is sent.

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