How to Send Files on Discord

Discord is a valuable communication tool that allows users to create, join, and interact on servers and channels. Some users upload videos, GIFs, links, and files.

In this article, we’ll show you how to send files through Discord. We’ll also teach you some helpful tips to send files when Discord refuses to play ball.

Sending Files on Discord via PC

Sending a file via PC on Discord is a very simple process. All you need to do to send a file using the Discord desktop app is follow these steps:

  1. Open Discord and navigate to the channel where you’d like to send a file (the instructions are the same for DMs).
  2. Tap on the + sign in the left part of the text box.
  3. Click Upload a File.
  4. Select the file from your computer. Then, click Enter.

You can now send files directly to other Discord users or post them in a text channel.

The icons to the right of the text input box are the gift icon, the gif icon, and the emoticon icon, respectively.

The gift icon lets you buy a friend a Discord Nitro account. The GIF icon lets you choose from a selection of animated gifs to display with your message. The emoticon icon lets you choose an emoticon.

Sending Files on Discord via Mobile

Sending files via Discord on a mobile device is also quite easy. Open the Discord app and do the following:

  1. Enter the server or channel where you want to send the file.
  2. If you want to send the file to a particular person, click their name to create a private message.
  3. At the left of the message box, you should see two icons: A plus and a gift icon.
  4. The gift icon is used to gift Nitro to any player on that channel. If you don’t have any Nitro to give, it will open a page where you can buy Nitro.
  5. Tapping on the plus icon will open several other icons. The image icon will let you upload a picture from your image gallery. The document icon will let you upload a video, an image file, an audio file, text documents, or even software such as .apk files. The camera icon will open your camera.
  6. You can select multiple files and send them all at once. Each file you choose will get a checkmark.
  7. Clicking the Send icon will upload the files to Discord.

Discord File Upload Limits

Discord has upload limits for files that you can attach to your messages. The limit for a regular Discord account is 8MB. The Nitro Classic subscription has an upload limit of 50MB. The Discord Nitro subscription offers an upload limit of 100MB per file.

The Discord Nitro Classic subscription is available for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. The Discord Nitro, on the other hand, is offered at $9.99 per month or $99.99 a year.

Bypassing the Upload Limits

If you want to send files to your Discord friends but can’t do so because of the upload limit, you can simply bypass it. This can be done by uploading your file to an online file storage service and then sharing the link to it on Discord. We’ve listed a few of the most popular websites you can use below:

  1. Youtube – The popular video streaming site offers a default upload limit of 15 minutes per video. This limit can be expanded by getting verified. Once verified, you can upload up to a limit of 128GB or 12 hours per video whichever is less.
  2. Streamable – This video-uploading site doesn’t require you to create an account to use it. Just upload a video or choose a URL link with a video on it, and you can now create a link to the file. Streamable also allows you to edit your video clips, so it’s a rather popular option for Discord. The site has a limit of 10 minutes per video or 1GB per file, whichever is smaller. Those who have pro subscriptions don’t have upload limits.
  3. Google Drive – Google’s own cloud-based file uploading site, it offers different upload limits depending on the file’s type. For documents, up to 50MB per file, for presentations up to 100MB per file, for spreadsheets, up to five million cells, and for other files, up to 5TB.
  4. Dropbox – This file hosting site offers up to 50GB of upload space. There are no file size limits other than the 50GB cap. As long as you can still fit a file in your storage, you can upload it.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Discord is a lot of fun when you know how to use all the features the platform offers. If you still have questions, keep reading.

Can I add spoiler tags to a file on Discord?

Yes! When you add a file to a Discord chat you can add a spoiler tag so the recipient can decide whether they want to open the attachment.

Here’s what to do:

1. Add your file as shown above.

2. Click on the Eye icon (it will say Spoiler Attachment).

3. Now, click Enter on your keyboard and send the file.

How do I name my file after I attach it to the chat?

If you forgot to name your file, or you want to change its name, you can. Here’s what to do:

1. Add your file to the Discord chat.

2. Click on the Pencil icon (it will say Modify Attachment).

3. Type the name of your file, add a description, and select the option to mark the file as a spoiler (if you’d like). Then, hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

Sharing Simplified

Discord has greatly simplified the process of sharing files with other people. Although limited by an upload cap, this restriction can easily be bypassed with a little know-how.

Do you know of other ways to send files via Discord? Do you have other upload sites that you may want to share? Go to the comments section and give us your thoughts.

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