Emoticons and emojis may sound like they mean the same thing but they are very different from each other. While they both may be used to express the tone and emotion of your texts, the symbols used to do so are entirely different. Emojis are animated faces that you can find on any onscreen keyboard you use on your phone. Some apps come with their own exclusive emojis. Meanwhile, emoticons are made up using alphabets and punctuation marks. This makes ‘:)’ an emoticon instead of an emoji. While emojis are definitely the norm these days, most people still prefer sending emoticons. Discord is notorious for automatically turning emoticons into emojis. In this article, we bring you the top ways to turn off Auto Emoji on Discord using the mobile app and PC website.
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Turn off Auto Emoji on Discord using your PC
Here’s how you can turn off Auto Emojis using Discord’s web portal on PC.
Step 1: Log in to Discord using your web browser.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon to access settings.
Step 3: Select ‘Text and Images’ from the menu on the left and turn the toggle bar off for ‘Automatically convert emoticons in your messages to emojis’.
Turn off Auto Emoji on Discord using your mobile
While there is no option to turn off auto emojis on the Discord mobile app, there is still a way to avoid sending them. While typing out an emoticon, simply add a backslash (\) before it in order to keep it from turning into an emoji. For example, if you want to send the :s emoticon, type \:s and hit send. This way it won’t turn into the ‘confused’ emoji automatically.
You will need access to a PC in order to turn off Auto Emoji on the Discord app. The changes you make to your Discord account settings on PC are synced to the Discord app as well. However, if you don’t have access to a PC, you can open Discord’s desktop site on the Chrome browser app on your smartphone and carry out the process explained in the previous method to turn off Auto Emojis.
This is how you can turn off Auto Emoji on Discord using the mobile app and PC website. If you do not want to turn off this feature entirely, you can prefix your emoticon with a backslash if you want to keep it from turning into an emoji. This trick works on the Discord app as well as the website.
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