How To Embed Videos, Links, Emojis In Discord?

Are you tired of using the same old boring texts to chat on Discord and looking for something interesting? Do you want to add some fun elements to your Discord chats? Well, you could have been in no better place than here! We have got some ideas in mind already, and are willing to share it with you all. Scrolling further will surely help you to make your Discord chat experience fun and interesting. 

There are a plethora of things Discord allows you to add to your account to make it interesting and unique. The experience could be even better if you have a tad bit of basic programming or coding skills. There is quite a lot you could change without necessarily causing any harm than good to your discord journey. 

Getting steps to follow is one thing, and following those steps with a significant level of knowledge of what you are doing is a whole another level. So you will have to be careful when embedding with codes. Now, let’s dig in…

Can you embed in discord?

embedding in discord

While on Discord, you get to realize there are some special messages that most times are sent by bots. They either have their borders colored or have text fields or include some other fun properties. So, to sum it up, the answer is YES. It is pretty much possible to embed in Discord.

Also read: How to Embed Image into Discord 

How to embed in discord?

In this case, it will depend on what you actually want to embed on your Discord account. But before anything you do, we recommend you create an embed first. That is what we are going to discuss further. 

For starters, you could make the Discord bots send your embeds for you! But we are not going to get there for a moment. For now, we will deal with how to enable embedding on Discord. Enabling Embed on Discord saves you the effort, especially when you want to make changes to your Discord account like automatically generating the code for you. Consider the steps below:

Step 1: First, you will have to be logged in to your Discord account to enable embedding.

Step 2: Then click on the cog icon at the bottom left of your screen. From there, you will have to access the User Settings.

Step 3: Click on “Text & Images” in your User Settings

Step 4: At the top of the Display Images, Videos, and Lolcats section, click “Turn On When Posted as Links To Chat”.

Step 5: Then scroll down on the same page.

Step 6: Where you see the “Show Website Preview Info from Links Pasted in Chat” window, click to “Turn On”.

Once this is done, you will have to restart Discord to save the changes you just made.

Embed Videos

If you want to embed videos in Discord, you will have to take note of the video formats Discord accepts. Right off the bat, Discord may accept the sharing of every video file format. However, it becomes a little complicated when you want to embed a video in the chat and have Discord play the video in-app. 

With that said, acceptable formats when sharing a video for embedding on Discord are MP4, WebMD, or MOV formats. Discord also accepts FLAC Files, but only on Desktop version and not on Mobile app.

Embed Links

There are different methods that you can follow to embed links in Discord, like using Webhook to automate messages, or the Carl Bot to create hyperlinks. 

Here, we will talk about using Webhook which is an in-built feature on Discord. With Webhook at your disposal, you can only do the changes on your browser since it does not work on mobile.

Step 1: Log in to your Discord account using a web browser on your PC. Then, navigate to your server list which is on the left side.

Step 2: Select the server you intend to send the link to, and right-click on it.

Step 3: Then hover your mouse over the server settings option to select Integrations.

Step 4: Next, Click on “Create Webhook”.

Step 5: Create a name for the Webhook and then select the text channel you would like to use

Step 6: Click “Copy Webhook URL” in order to copy the link.

Step 7: Then go back to your dashboard on Discord in your web browser once you have generated your link.

Step 8: Paste the copied link into the Webhook URL section and scroll down to the embeds section.

Step 9: Then click on the plus (+) icon which will expand the section, to make an embed.

Kudos! You just created and embedded a link in Discord. That is fun, right? Let us move on then.

Embed Emojis

embed emojis in discord

To Embed emojis in Discord you will have to upload them first. This means you have to download an Emoji pack to be able to upload it onto your Discord server. We will give you a step-by-step guide on how to do that-

Step 1: Launch Discord in your browser and log in to your account.

Step 2: Go to your User Settings and click on Server Settings option.

Step 3: Click the Emoji menu and then hit “Upload”.

Step 4: Lastly, choose the Emoji file you wish to upload and then click on “Upload” to upload your Emojis to your Discord account, and that’s all!

How do I mention a channel in discord embed?

For starters, there is a special syntax to embed mentions in a message in Discord. For user mentions, it is the user’s ID with <@ at the start and “>” at the end. It goes like this <@86890631690977280>. 

If there is a nickname, then there will be a “!” after the “@.Role mentions” and “channel mentions”. It works similarly to the user mentioned. Role mentions look like <@&134362454976102401> and channel mentions like <#222197033908436994>.

Also read:How to Open inspect element on Discord

How to send embed messages in discord?

Do you want to send an embedded message in Discord? Then we have got some pointers you could use. Consider the steps below-

Step 1: First you have to create your Webhook link and copy it from the Webhook page.

Step 2: Then go back to your dashboard on Discord in your web browser along with your generated link.

Step 3: Paste the copied link into the Webhook URL section and scroll down to the embeds section.

Step 4: Then click on the plus (+) icon which will expand the section, to make an embed.

Step 5: Write the description text you want to hyperlink in square brackets and the link in parentheses. It goes like this: “[text] & (URL)”.

Step 6: Navigate through the necessary options and make the changes according to your wish. Once you are satisfied with your changes, scroll up and click “Send Message”.

How to tag a role in discord embed?

According to the latest update, tagging a role in discord embed is now possible. So all you can do is Tag a Role in Inspect Console by copying the Role ID Object as discussed below.

Step 1: You can simply copy the Role ID Object from any Text Channel.

Step 2: Then Paste the Role ID Object in the Embed you created.

Step 3: And then the Role ID will get mentioned.


What does embed mean in discord?

In Discord, embed is a Discord message component that has special formatting and structure. This special formatting and structure can be used to make data look more presentable.

Can you embed photos on discord?

If you can embed videos and links in Discord, then photos or images are not an exception. So the answer is YES! You can embed photos on Discord and much more using embeds.


By, you have realized that there is a lot you can do in Discord using embeds, and the possibilities are endless. Have fun with it!

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