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How to add and use stickers on Discord
Discord goes above and beyond when it comes to its interactive visual elements. From emojis that move to GIFs you can hide, there is never any shortage of customizable reactions. More recently, they reintroduced stickers, which are static or animated alternatives to emojis and GIFs. If you’ve used Facebook and Instagram before, think of these like Discord’s own version of Facebook stickers and Instagram story stickers. Here’s how to add and use stickers on Discord.
THE SHORT ANSWER
To use stickers on Discord, click the Stickers button in the bottom field where you type messages. This will open a tray containing all of the stickers you can use.
What are Discord stickers?
Stickers are somewhat of an enigma. Existing similarly in size to GIFs, stickers are essentially just larger Discord emojis that can’t be added alongside text. They also cannot be added to Discord statuses.
Like emojis, custom stickers can be static images or they can be animated. Users who aren’t subscribed to Discord Nitro can use a server’s own stickers, but cannot use stickers from outside of that server.
How to use stickers on Discord
Discord users commonly use stickers to react to messages or greet other people in servers. Because of their larger real estate, they can be more ornate and detailed than standard Discord emojis.
From the extended menu, locate the sticker that you want to use. If you are a Discord Nitro subscriber, you can use stickers from other servers.
Click the sticker you want to use. When you insert the sticker, it will exist on its own message line, meaning you can’t add any text with it.
Android and iOS
Open the Discord app on your Android or iOS device, then navigate to the server or direct message thread where you want to send the sticker. Tap the emoji button to open the emoji tray.
In the emoji tray, press the Stickers tab. Find the sticker you want to use, then tap it.
READ MORE: How to set a custom status on Discord
How to add stickers on Discord
If you want to add custom stickers, you must do so through your server. Additionally, your server must be “boosted.”
A server boosted to Level 1 (2 Boosts) can upload 15 custom stickers, a server boosted to Level 2 (7 Boosts) can upload 30 custom stickers, and a server boosted to Level 3 (14 Boosts) can upload up to 60 custom stickers. Server Boosts cost real money, though you get two for free with a Discord Nitro subscription.
Launch Discord’s desktop client or go to the Discord website and log in. Visit your server and open the dropdown menu by clicking the downwards arrow at the top.
Click Server Settings.
From the server menu, click Stickers.
Within the Stickers tab, if your server is boosted to at least Level 1, you can begin uploading custom stickers. These can be up to 512kb in size.
Android and iOS
Even if your server is boosted to Level 1 or higher, you cannot upload custom stickers on the mobile app. Discord may add the ability to do so in a future app update.
READ MORE: How to boost a Discord server
If you join a server that has been boosted and has custom stickers, you can use them even if you aren’t a paying Discord Nitro subscriber. However, if you want to use them in another server, you must subscribe to Discord Nitro.
Uploading stickers is currently only possible on desktop. Discord may add this feature to the mobile version for Android and iOS in the future.
Yes, custom Discord stickers can be animated.