Discord: How to Add Custom Emojis to a Server on Mobile

By default, each community can have up to 50 static images

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Discord allows each server to have up to 50 custom emojis, which can be uploaded by anyone with the “Manage Emoji” permission, as well as the server’s owner. If a user is a Discord Nitro or Nitro Basic subscriber, they will be able to upload 50 additional emojis to a server, including animated emojis.

Nico Maurette, group product marketing manager for Nitro at Discord, told Adweek, “Emojis are at the heart of how people communicate, with over 455,000 emojis used every minute on Discord. Our users have created over 500 million custom emojis unique to their interests—from TV fandoms, to pop culture, to gaming and more.”

Maurette continued, “In our new study, The Emoji Effect, we learned that 64% of people surveyed feel tat they can better express their personality through emojis than words, while 76% said custom emojis are easier to use than text. We see this sentiment among our users, and it’s a testament to the impact emojis have on digital communication.”

Our guide will show you how to add custom emojis to a server from within the Discord mobile application.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Discord app on iOS.

Step 1: While viewing the server’s channel list, tap the server name at the top of the screen.


Screenshot of a server's channel list in the Discord mobile application with a red arrow pointing at the server's name at the top of the screen

Step 2: Tap “Settings.”


Screenshot of a server's menu in the Discord mobile application with a red arrow pointing at "Settings"

Step 3: Under the “Settings” section, tap “Emoji.”


Screenshot of the "Server Settings" menu in the Discord mobile application with a red arrow pointing at "Emoji"

Step 4: Tap the “Upload Emoji” button near the top of the screen and select the emoji image from your device’s camera roll.


Screenshot of the "Emoji" menu in the Discord mobile application with a red arrow pointing at the "Upload Emoji" button near the top of the screen

Step 5: Use the editing tools to crop and/or rotate the image, if needed. When you’re done editing the emoji, tap “Choose” in the bottom-right corner of the screen.


Screenshot of the custom emoji editing screen in the Discord mobile application with a red arrow pointing at "Choose" in the bottom-right corner of the screen

From there, you can repeat these steps to upload additional custom emoji to the server.


Screenshot of the "Emoji" menu in the Discord mobile application showing the list of custom emoji that have been added to the server. The list has one custom emoji.