How to Make Discord Stickers in 4 Steps

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How to Make Discord Stickers in 4 Steps

Key Points

  • Discord allows users to create stickers, but there are limitations such as file format and size restrictions.
  • Stickers on Discord must be in PNG or animated APNG format and have a maximum file size of 512KB.
  • Stickers on Discord should be 320×320 pixels in size and adhere to Discord’s Terms of Service.
  • To make Discord stickers, you need to resize and crop images using software on your PC.
  • Stickers can be uploaded to Discord through the desktop version of the platform.

There are many ways to express yourself on Discord. While we love GIFS, we will show you how to make Discord stickers using a few simple steps. The platform gives users the ability to blast stickers on servers, but there’s no built-in program to make them. If you want to make your own, our guide will walk you through the process from start to finish.

Discord Stickers: Everything You Need to Know

Discord allows anyone to create stickers, but there are limitations. Currently, they only allow stickers in two file formats with PNG or animated APNG images. The maximum file size with either format is 512KB, and you’ll need to be wary of the dimensions as well.

320×320 pixels is the size you’ll need to stick to, which renders at 160×160 dp on the screen.  While you can get as creative as you’d like, remember that stickers still fall under Discord’s Terms of Service

That means you can make stickers of random objects or use El Risatas as long as you keep their community guidelines in mind. Unicode is supported, and uploads are a breeze as long as you’re using the desktop version of Discord. 

How to Make Discord Stickers

If you already have an image that just happens to be in the right format and size, you can skip ahead to our next section. Otherwise, you’ll need some free time and software to resize images on your PC. 

1.  Ready Your Images

Before you get started, make a folder for the stickers you plan to create. Place images you want to convert into that folder as shown. This allows you to set up multiple images for conversion and keeps things tidy. 

Set up a folder to keep track of your newly created stickers.


2. Remove the Background

For this step, we used remove.bg, which was fast, free, and largely accurate on the images we tested. Choose an image and click upload or drag it onto the website. If you’re happy with the results, click Download and save the image to your PC. 

Removing the background gives you a clean sticker.


3. Crop the Image

Unless you want a wacky-looking sticker, setting the aspect ratio beforehand is a good idea. We used IMG2GO as it’s free and allows you to complete the next step on our list. Choose the Crop tool and upload the image you removed the background from to the site. Set the aspect ratio to 1:1, align the box, and select save. 

On the next screen, don’t choose download.  Open the extended menu and select Resize Image to proceed. 

Set the aspect ratio of your image to 1:1.


4. Resize the Image

The top option on this page allows users to resize images by pixels. Set the width and height to 320×320 pixels according to Discord’s standards. Scroll down until you see a section labeled Target format, and choose PNG. Select Start to begin converting the image, and then choose Download on the following screen. 

Resize your image to 320×320 for a Discord sticker.


How to Upload Stickers to Discord

Now that you know how to make stickers, you’ll need to upload them to Discord. You can only perform this step through Discord for PC, not the company’s mobile app. 

1. Access Server Settings

Go to your server or one where you have permission to upload stickers. Click on the area to the right of the channel name to open a sub-menu and choose Server Settings. 

Locate the server where you want to upload the sticker and access the server settings.


2. The Sticker Section

From the Settings menu, you’ll want to scroll down until you see a section listed as Stickers. When you click this section, you’ll see a window like the one shown below that tells you how many slots are available. 

Go to the Sticker section on the server settings.


3. Upload Your Stickers

Select Upload Sticker and choose Browse to locate the image on your PC. Once loaded, you can view the image in the preview screen and will need to name and set a related EMOJI for the sticker. When complete, choose Upload and head to a channel to test out your new sticker!

Upload your new stickers and fill in the required fields.


The Wrap-Up

Discord stickers certainly aren’t for everyone, but they are a fun way to show off your silly side with your online friends. They are also an excellent way to promote games and projects on the platform within the communities. Curious about Discord alternatives? Then you should check out our comparison of Discord vs. Slack.

  1. Set up a folder for your new stickers, and use software to remove the background from your image if necessary.
  2. Crop the image to a 1:1 ratio, then resize it to exactly 320×320 pixels.
  3. Make sure you choose the PNG format, convert your image, and then download your sticker.  
  4. Access the server’s settings and go to the sticker section to upload the new image.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you lose created Discord stickers if you cancel Nitro?

No, once you upload the stickers to a server, they will stay there until deleted.

Are Discord stickers free to use?

Discord stickers and emojis are completely free to make or use on the platform.

Does Discord allow people to use animated stickers?

Yes, and the process to set those up is the same, although you have to upload them in the APNG format.

Are you able to use custom stickers anywhere on Discord?

Only if you’re a Nitro user and the server permits stickers.

Can you use stickers on Discord without Nitro?

Anyone can use stickers without a Nitro membership as long as the server allows stickers.

How many stickers can you store on a Discord server?

That depends on the server’s boosted rank.

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