UPDATE: Quick Reactions have been relocated into the menu that pops up when you right-click on a message!
Let's face it, memes and emojis go together like bread and butter. We didn't want your Discord memes to be dreams, so we've got a nifty little system to keep track of all your emojis to always be on hand for when the occasion arises.
Adding an emoji to your message is pretty simple! Just hover your mouse over the grayed-out Emoji Picker button to the right of your text bar:
Once the Emoji Picker pops open, you can select your emoji from the list and even filter the emojis by using the buttons at the bottom of the picker:
PRO TIP: Hold shift and left-click to place multiple emojis:
The Emoji Picker will sort custom emojis by server, so they're easy to pick out:
You'll notice that some servers have both grayed out and globally available emojis. A grayed out emoji either means you don't have access to posting that emoji in other servers, or it's an animated emoji.
You can subscribe to Nitro or Nitro classic to gain the ability to post custom emojis everywhere, and gain access to animated emojis!
Custom created server emojis are server specific; while integrated emojis (i.e. Twitch subscription emotes) are available for use globally.
Given a little room to grow, emojis will size up and show a bigger version of themselves! Typing a message with no other characters and just emoji will result in wumboji being shown.
You can have up to 27 wumboji in a message before they get too crowded and size back down.
NOTE: Emoji won't wumboji themselves in Compact mode.
Adding a Custom Emoji
In addition to your standard universal emojis, you can easily add custom emojis to your server and sync with your favorite streamers to use their integrated Twitch emotes as well!
As long as you have manage emoji permissions or are the server owner, you can head over to your server and add up to 50 custom emojis to your personalized stash. Go to the "Server Settings" and use the "Emoji" tab to upload custom emoji that anyone on the server can use!
Keep in mind:
- Emoji names must be at least 2 characters long and can only contain alphanumeric characters and underscores.
- For optimal emoji resolution, you can upload them in sizes up to 128x128 pixels, but they will be resized to 32x32 pixels. Additionally, the emoji file size must be smaller than 256KB.
Note: Your custom emojis are only usable on the server you've uploaded them to. However, if you have Discord Nitro, you'll be able to use your custom emojis on every server, group, and DM you're in!
Without a Nitro subscription, custom emojis can ONLY be used in the server they were uploaded on. If you try to enter an emoji from another server, only the emoji text code will appear. And if you try to select the emoji from the Emoji Picker you'll receive this message:
If you've subscribed to a few partnered Twitch streamers who've enabled their own custom emojis from their stream channel, you can sync your Twitch account to Discord and then use their custom emojis in any server you join!
Sometimes an emoji is worth a thousand words. Instead of typing out your response to the age old coffee vs. tea debate, you can react to the post and let people know what's up:
Just click the little plus smiley-face icon next to the edit message menu icon to pull up your emoji menu to deal your best reaction:
Wanna add more than one reactions to a message? The same Add Reaction button will show up next to the last emoji reaction, where you can add all the different types of fire you can think of:
PRO TIP: After bringing up the Add Reaction page, hold shift and left-click on multiple emojis to react with all those selected emojis!
There are a few more tips and tricks you can use to become an emoji-reacting-expert. Check them out:
- If you want to take a reaction back, just click on the box of the reaction you sent, and it'll disappear.
- Right-click the message you want to react to, and Quick React with one of your more commonly used emojis at the top, or select a specific emoji in the Add Reaction tab:
Who Said What?
Also in the right-click menu is the Reactions tab! This nifty little menu will let you view who reacted with what emoji:
That wraps up everything emoji! Go forth and let your friends know specifically how that message made you feel.