How to Make Stickers in Discord
Stickers are a fun way to express yourself on social media, whether in a personal or professional setting. Discord provides a limited number of stickers for free users, and dozens more for Nitro subscribers. You can even create your own stickers.
In this article, we’ll show you how to make stickers on Discord.
What Are the Requirements for Uploading Stickers
In order to upload your own pack of 15 stickers, your server needs to reach Boost Level 1. Also, you have to be the owner of that server or at least a Moderator with permission to use Manage Emoji and Stickers. Once you obtain the permissions, you can start uploading.
Note: the default setting only lets you upload five stickers.
How to Make Stickers From Scratch
This might look like a long process, but it actually isn’t. The more often you make Stickers, the easier it becomes. You’re always welcome to create your own image in Adobe Illustrator or Canva. But if you already have an image you want to use for the Sticker, here’s what you need to do.
1. Resize the Image
Discord has specific requirements when it comes to sticker creation. The exact size of the image is 320×320 pixels, so you’re going to need software to make it fit. Adobe Photoshop or GIMP should do the job. When you open the image in the software, use the resize tool to fix the dimensions.
Discord stickers require a transparent background. The same picture editing software will be suitable for this action. Simply select the image’s background and use the tool to delete it. That way, the subject-matter of the image will be the center of attention.
3. Save the Transparent Image as a PNG File
This particular format supports transparent images. That’s why you need to choose “Save as” PNG file when you download the image from editing software. Discord would also accept APNG and Lottie.
4. Upload Your Sticker to Discord
It’s finally time to use your new Sticker on Discord. First upload it to the platform:
- Go to the Discord server.
- Find the smiley face icon in the chat box.
- Click on the sticker icon that appeared.
- Find the “Add Sticker” button.
- Browse for the PNG file you just saved after resizing.
- Name your sticker.
- Input a related emoji.
- Click the “Upload” button.
Note: If you write a description during the last step of uploading, everyone will be able to use your sticker.
How to Use Kapwing for Discord Custom Stickers
Kapwing is the best online editor for Discord Stickers. Since you have to meet the precise requirements when making a sticker, Kapwing offers a template with transparent background.
- Import files from your computer, or use Kapwing’s image search and stock photos.
- Modify the image by adding outlines, shadows, custom fonts, visual filters, and many other features that this software offers.
- Export your finished sticker in a compatible format, and it’s ready to be uploaded to your server.
How to Animate Custom Stickers on Discord
The easiest way would be to use Kapwing again. If you want to make your emoji and text move, here’s what to do:
- Upload your image and the text to Kapwing studio.
- Select which parts you want to customize.
- Find the “Animate” option in the tab on the right side.
- Choose the style you like and it’ll be applied instantly.
The final product can be used as an emoji because of the format. Read on to see how to turn it into a Sticker.
Note that there are eight different styles for animating the segments of your Sticker/Emoji:
- Drop – the selected item drops down from the text box
- Flicker – your sticker will slightly flash just like a candle’s flame until it stays in one place
- Fade – the opacity will appear from 0 to 100
- Pop – your text becomes so big that it doesn’t fit the text box, but stays in place in the end
- Reveal and Wipe – the content rolls from one side to the other, while Wipe adds some colors, too
- Vibrate – causes the text box to shake when your text appears on the screen
- Hue rotate – changing the text color in hue values, while it’s appearing on the screen
Note that your finished animated emoji should be exported as a GIF. It should be a maximum of 256kb, which means it can last up to three seconds and be 100 pixels in width and height.
Convert the Animated Emoji Into Sticker
All you need to do is convert your GIF into APNG format. There are various online tools for this purpose, such as Aconvert. When converted, you can upload the APNG file to your server and start using it with your friends.
Note: If you just upload an APNG file into the chat box, it might not render.
- Go to your “Server Settings.”
- Click on “Stickers.”
- Open the “Upload” window.
Why Does My Custom Sticker Look Blurry?
The animated stickers may get stretched if used on a mobile device but look just fine on Windows or iOS. This is due to bad formatting during the process of making the sticker. To prevent this, always use a 1:1 ratio and the exact 320×320 size of the image. This way your stickers will look sharp on every device.
How to Edit or Remove a Sticker from Discord
You’ve uploaded a custom sticker, but you may decide to make some tweaks later on. Alternatively, you might want to delete the file if you no longer want to use it.
Here’s how to do both:
- Open Discord.
- Find the Discord server you wish to edit/remove.
- Go to “Server Setting.”
- Click “Sticker.”
- Hover over your sticker using your mouse.
- Click the pencil symbol if you wish to edit your sticker. Choose the “X” command if you wish to delete the file.
What to Do if Someone Steals Your Sticker Pack
If someone steals your stickers, you need to do the following:
- Submit a request on Discord’s official site.
- Find “File a DMCA Takedown Request” in the dropdown menu.
- Type in your email address, and fill in the form to provide all needed information.
- Confirm that the content you’re reporting for is truly yours – if you violate Discord’s Copyright Policy, your account will be terminated.
- Attach any relevant additional files.
- Submit the request.
Uploading Custom Stickers on Discord Mobile
The mobile app doesn’t have this feature. However, you can always log in to your Discord through the web browser and follow the instructions featured in this article. The desktop mode will shrink everything on the display, but you can always zoom in. It’s a bit easier to make and upload stickers on your PC.
Can I make custom stickers on Discord mobile?
No, the app doesn’t offer this option. However, you can use your web browser to log in to your account and make stickers.
Why don’t my stickers work on Discord mobile?
Your app probably isn’t up to date. Check for any updates and try clearing your cache.
What’s the size limit for a custom Discord sticker?
Discord demands some precise requirements when you want to create stickers. The image’s resolution must be 320×320, acceptable formats are PNG, APNG, and Lottie, and the complete file’s size limit is 500kb.
If I accidentally delete custom stickers, can I bring them back?
No, you can’t. Once you delete them, they’re gone forever.
What is the APNG format for Discord stickers?
This is an animated version of the PNG format, while PNG is a format for static images.
How should I name my stickers?
Discord doesn’t have strict rules that govern the use of stickers. That said, you can follow these conventions to make your stickers more impactful:
• Make sure the name is memorable. This way, others can find it more easily if they wish to use it.
• Name your sticker after any emotions it depicts to make the file more cohesive.
• Name the sticker after any text you may have in the image.
Get Creative in Your Discord Conversations
The easiest way to make stickers on Discord is using Kapwing. However, the Discord mobile app won’t let you make stickers – it’s only possible in desktop mode. You can upload a total of 15 stickers if your Boost Level is 1, while the default setting lets you upload five stickers. You must be the server’s owner or a Moderator with all necessary permissions to upload stickers. Also, be sure to report the incident if someone steals your sticker packs.
Have you tried making your own stickers on Discord? How do they improve your conversations? Let us know in the comments box below.