How To Make Discord Emotes in 2022

Are you looking for a simple way to create Discord emotes? This is the solution. Not to worry; this guide contains all of the necessary information. After that, you’ll learn everything you need to know. Text conversations can be tedious and difficult to follow if no expressions are used. Emoticons, emojis, and animated GIFs can all be used to help with this. Emojis breathe new life and meaning into text. They also add to the text’s interest.

Discord is a great place for groups of people to meet, such as gamers, students, and coworkers, because it has a lot of features, is simple to set up, and is extremely easy to use.

Creating your own Discord emotes is one way to personalise a server.

Emotes are simple to create and integrate into Discord. This is how you do it, step by step!

Creating The Discord Emoji

It’s difficult to create an emoji from start to finish unless you already know how you want it to look. You will also need to be familiar with Adobe Photoshop or another image-editing programme.

You probably wouldn’t be reading this guide right now if you already knew that, so don’t waste your time.

Don’t worry. Even if you’re not familiar with image editing, there are a few simple ways to make your own emoji.

Making Use Of Templates

Using pre-made templates, such as images and memes that are already available online, is the simplest way to create emotes. Simply save the template to your computer and upload it to your Discord server. This is the proper method.

You can also customise the template.

Now that we’ve examined it, check out Kapwing’s Custom Discord Emote Maker. This is a website with customizable templates.

To use it, go to the link above and look for a suitable template. Kapwing now has a plethora of memes, so you should be able to find something that appeals to you.

After you’ve decided on a template, click Edit This Template.


After you click the button, Kapwing’s image editing tool will appear. You may do whatever you want with this image!

Text can be added to the page with the click of a button. A number of items can be found in the top-left corner. To add text to your meme, find “Text” and click it.


It’s just as easy to add more images or other items. Simply search for the same option within the same menu.

In the top-right corner, click Export Image. Save your work as a.png file and email or mail it to a friend or colleague.

This is important: Keep in mind that when you export the image, it will be resized to 128x128px. It doesn’t get any bigger than this for a Discord emoji. Consider whether the image will look good as an emote because some people may be unable to read any text you add to it.

Most likely, the image we chose isn’t very good at emotes.

Using Photoshop Or Other Free Tools

If you are unable to locate a template that meets your requirements or wish to begin from scratch, Photoshop or one of the free alternatives is the best option.

In this example, we’ll use Photopea.

To start a new project, go to File – New or press (Alt+Ctrl+N). This opens a new tab. Depending on the size of your project, this new window will display a variety of different templates, but we recommend simply typing 125 for Width and 125 for Height in this window.


If you’re not sure where to start, Photopea will recommend a few images to look through. You can upload your own image if none of the suggested images appeal to you. File – Open it again and select the image you want to use in your emote.

After you’ve added the image, you’ll want to ensure that it’s the correct size (125×125).

By clicking on “Transform controls,” you can quickly begin changing the image.

You can quickly begin changing the image by clicking on “Transform controls.”


To get the best quality, you need to keep the original height/width ratio. To do that, hold down Shift as you change the picture.

You can also type 125px in the menu above for both width and height. The image will be resized to fit the canvas automatically.

You have now discovered the correct size. It’s time to add another element to the composition.

To add text, locate the T icon on the left side of the screen. You can use a pencil or a brush tool to draw. Hover your mouse over any of the tools to find out more about their function and operation.

It’s time to save the image once you’ve finished fiddling. Go to File – Export as – PNG to save the file. Ascertain that the width and height are correct, and that the quality level is 100 percent. After that, click the Save.

Emotes Can Now Be Added To The Discord App

Finally, you have your meme. It’s now time to integrate it into your Discord server.

Take the following steps:

  1. You need to open Discord. Then go to your server and click on it.
  2. Take a look at your server’s settings there.
  3. The Emoji tab is at the top of the page. Click on it.
  4. When you click on Upload Emoji, choose the PNG file you made, and then click apply.
  5. Add an Alias (shortcut) to the image that you’d like to be associated with it.

You can post the emote to your server’s text chat at any time when you use an Alias.

Creating “Animated Emojis”

You can also add animated emotes to Discord Nitro if you do so.

These may necessitate a little more effort to create. This process can be quite simple if you already have a source video or GIF. This can be greatly simplified with the assistance of websites such as Kapwing.

In the editing site you used, add your video or GIF.

YouTube to MP4 websites are a great way to get a video to use. Simply paste the YouTube link in, choose the file type (MP4), and download it in the highest quality possible.

It’s time to edit your video after you’ve uploaded it to the editor.


Drag the white line below it across the timeline to pause a video at a specific point. Then, to finish the operation, click Split.

Click on the timeline and use the menu to the right to make some more edits, such as increasing or decreasing speed, zooming in, or adjusting volume.

If at all possible, try to speed up the video so that it does not look choppy. Reduce the size of the file as much as possible. Because the emoji is too large, Discord will not allow you to use it. It cannot be larger than 256 kb.

It’s also important to keep the 125 X 125 size limit in mind as well, though. To do so, click outside of the video in the editor’s empty space. Then, in the menu on the right, make the canvas 125 X 125. You could make the file size even smaller to meet the rules.

In the top right corner, you’ll see the same red Export button as before. Then, beside it, click the small down arrow and select Export as GIF.

You can add a GIF to your Discord channel in the same way that you would a static image.

You now understand how to make an emote and then add it to your Discord server!

Q- What is the best way to organise emotes on Discord?

Ans- It’s possible to press “Alt” and then click the emojis. You can then click the emojis again in the order that you want. You can press “Shift” to add more emojis to a message without having to open Emoji again. In the web browser, you could also log out of Discord and then back in again. This will clear the Favorites Emoji if you do this.

Q- Is nitro required to create emojis?

Ans- To use them on other servers, you’ll need to purchase a Nitro account. To use animated emojis, you’ll also need a Nitro account. You’ll need to use the desktop or browser version of Discord to upload your own emojis.

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