How To Send Files On Discord

Do you want to know how to share files with other users with ease? Then, check out this easy guide on how to send files on Discord.

Discord is the people’s favorite because of its simplicity, audio quality, and the many features it offers. There is almost no limitation to this platform. And, even when you’re limited, you can subscribe to Nitro to bypass those limits.

One feature that is very frequently used is sending files through chat.

This article will show you exactly how to send files through this application.

Let’s have a look!

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Supported File Types

File Types

Before we take a look at the file sending guides, let’s have an overview of which file types can be sent through Discord:

  • Images – .png, .jpg, .webp, .gifs, etc.
  • Videos – .mp4, .webm, .mov…
  • Documents – .docx, .txt, .xml, .ppt, and more.
  • Audio – .mp3, .wav, .FLAC, etc.
  • Other

To keep this short, you can practically send all file types through Discord. However, the file has to be under 8MB. If you want to increase the file size limit, you can subscribe to Discord Nitro which raises it to 50MB.

Keep in mind Nitro costs $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year, but it’s possible to catch a free promotion from time to time.

You can also bypass the size limit if you’re part of a boosted server. For example, a level 3 boosted server allows users to send up to 100MB files.

Sending Files On Discord – Windows

The Windows Discord desktop application makes sending files pretty easy. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Run Discord.
  2. Join a server or go to your friends list.
    Discord Server or Friends' List
  3. Now click on any text channel, or open a direct message chat with a friend.
  4. At the bottom of the window, you should see a plus icon right next to the typing space.
  5. Click the icon and select Upload A File.
    Discord Upload A File
  6. The next step should be pretty familiar to you. Head over to the correct Windows folder, select the file and click Open.
    Discord Select File
  7. This will upload the file to your message, and then just hit Enter to send it.

Note: You can upload multiple files simultaneously by holding CTRL while selecting your files.

Sending Files On Discord – Mobile

Send Files

Sending files through the mobile application is just as simple. It doesn’t matter whether you are on Android or iOS.

Here’s a quick guide with screenshots:

  1. Open the application on your phone.
  2. Again, enter a server and join a text channel.
    Discord Mobile Server
  3. While in the text channel, click on the plus icon at the bottom-left of your screen.
  4. This will open your phone’s gallery to choose which images to send. Additionally, you can click on the document icon to send other types of files and the camera icon to directly capture and send images.
    Discord Mobile Send Files
  5. The small checkmark on the top-right of every file shows if you have it selected. You can also select/upload multiple files at the same time. Finally, just click the blue right arrow to send.

See? It’s pretty simple!

Alternative Solutions

Cloud Upload

Even with Discord Nitro’s 50MB upload limit or the 100MB upload limit of level 3 booster servers, you won’t be able to send files that surpass that limit. So, is there a way you can send 100MB+ files on Discord?

Technically, yes. We can send larger files by using cloud services or other similar solutions.

How large of a file you can send depends on which service you decide to use.

Here are a few options:

  • OneDrive – it’s Microsoft free cloud storage service. You can upload up to 5GB (with the free account).
  • Google Drive – users get 15GB of free storage, so you can technically share up to 15GB of files.
  • WeTransfer– a service designed for painless file transfer. Free users get to send a maximum of 2GB. One of the fastest ways you can send a file.
  • DropboxDropbox Basic (free) offers 2GB of free storage.

If your file is less than 2GB, we suggest using WeTransfer as it doesn’t require you to create an account. Once the file is uploaded, copy the automatically generated link and send it through Discord.

Discord WeTransfer
Sending a file through WeTransfer

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