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How to Download Discord Emojis

Did you recently see an emoji on a Discord server that you like?

If you did, you might be looking to download it.

Discord allows server owners and users who have the “manage emoji” permission to upload emojis.

Most servers have their own custom emojis, so you can use them while you’re typing a message.

However, some servers have grayed out emojis, which means that you can’t use them globally.

To use them globally, you need to subscribe to Discord Nitro.

Alternatively, you can download the emoji on your computer and upload it to your own server.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to download Discord emojis.

  1. How to download Discord emojis
  2. Can you download Discord emojis on mobile?
  3. How do you get Discord emotes?

How to download Discord emojis

To download Discord emojis, you need to open the emoji’s link, right-click the emoji, click on “Save image as”, name the file, and save it.

Once you’ve saved the emoji, you can open and view it on your computer.

You can also upload the emoji to your own Discord server.

On Discord, you can save both animated and non-animated emojis.

When you open an animated emoji’s link, you can save it as a GIF by right-clicking it and clicking on “Save image as”.

Then, click on “Save”, and the emoji will automatically be saved as a GIF.

On the other hand, if you’re saving a non-animated emoji, it’ll automatically be saved as a picture.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can download Discord emojis/emotes:

1. Open the emoji’s link

How to download Discord emoji

The first step is to open the emoji’s link.

Firstly, open Discord on a desktop and log into your account if you haven’t already.

Do not open Discord on mobile because you won’t be able to open an emoji’s link there.

Then, navigate to the Discord server that you found the emoji from.

Next, navigate to the emoji on the server.

Once you’ve found the emoji, you need to open its link.

Right-click on the emoji that you want to download.

This will open a navigation menu with several options including “Add Reaction”, “Reply”, “Mark Unread”, and more.

At the bottom of the navigation menu, you’ll see an option that says “Open Link”.

Click on “Open Link” to open the emoji’s link.

If you’re on Discord mobile, you won’t be able to see the “Open Link” option as it is not available on mobile.

Proceed to the next couple of steps to learn how to download the emoji.

2. Right-click the emoji & click on “Save image as”

Save image as

After you’ve clicked on “Open Link”, the link to the emoji will be opened.

You’ll be directed to a webpage with the emoji.

The link of the webpage will look something like this, “789122700776833034.gif (112×112) (discordapp.com)“.

The emoji will be located at the center of the webpage.

If the emoji is animated, you’ll be able to see its animation.

Right-click the emoji to open a navigation menu.

On the navigation menu, you’ll see multiple options including “Open image in a new tab”, “Save image as”, “Copy image”, and more.

Since you’re looking to download the image, you need to save it.

Click on “Save image as” to save the emoji on your computer.

Move on to the final step to learn how to properly save the emoji.

3. Name the file and save it

Download Discord GIFs

After you’ve clicked on “Save image as”, you need to save it in a folder.

To begin with, you need to create a folder that you want to save the emoji in.

If you don’t want to create a folder, you can save it in your “Downloads” or “Pictures” folder instead.

However, it’s highly recommended that you create a dedicated folder for Discord emojis.

That way, you can easily find Discord emojis that you’ve saved in one place.

Once you’ve created a dedicated folder for Discord emojis, double-click to open it.

Then, you need to name the file.

Give the file a name on the “File name” field.

For example, if the emoji is a GIF of pepe the frog sneezing, you can name the file “pepe-sneezing”.

Naming your file in dashes will make the name more readable.

If the emoji is an animation, you’ll see that its file type is “GIF”.

On the other hand, if the emoji is not animated, its file type will be either “PNG” or “JPG”.

Lastly, click on “Save” to save the emoji in your folder.

Congrats, you’ve successfully learned how to download emojis on Discord!

Can you download Discord emojis on mobile?

No, you cannot download Discord emojis on mobile.

This is because the downloading of Discord emojis are not supported on mobile.

If you want to download or save Discord emojis, you need to use Discord on a desktop instead.

This is because the “Open Link” function is only available on the desktop version of Discord.

If you’re using Discord mobile, tapping and holding on an emoji will not contain the “Open Link” function.

How do you get Discord emotes?

To get Discord emotes, you can either upload your own emotes on your server or use another server’s emotes.

Discord allows server owners to upload custom emojis to their server.

If you’re the owner of a server, you can upload emojis by navigating to your server settings and clicking on the “Emoji” tab.

If you don’t want to upload custom emojis, you can join servers that have them instead.

However, keep in mind that you won’t be able to use some server’s emotes.

This is because you don’t have access to posting them on other servers.

To bypass this, you need to subscribe to Discord Nitro.


Custom emojis are one of the many features that Discord has.

You can add emojis to your messages by selecting the smiley face icon.

If you see an emoji that you like on a Discord server, you’re given the ability to download it as well.

To download emojis, you can use the guide above.

Make sure to use Discord on a desktop for this as the mobile version does not support it.

Further Reading

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