Server Limits

Various limitations of servers in Discord

Discord Server Limits

This page lists the various "limitations" imposed upon servers in Discord, mostly to answer "how many X can I make?" questions. It's important to note that other than the 5,000 online user limit, none of these can be modified. There is currently no feature/method by which a server or user can bypass the limitations noted below.

  • A user cannot be on more than 100 servers. Once this limit is hit, any server invite will display as "Invite Expired".
  • Servers have no theoretical member limit - there are servers with tens of thousands of users (75k+ in once instance).
  • Servers reaching 5,000 simultaneous online members will need to contact Support to be moved to hardware supporting larger servers - this is when members start getting "Server Unavailable" errors.
  • Servers can have up to 250,000 total members (this cap can be raised by support).
  • A server can have at most 500 channels - text, voice, and categories combined. Once 500 channels are reached, no more channels can be created.
  • A server can have at most 250 roles.
  • Emoji limits
    • No server boost: 50 regular and 50 animated emojis
    • Tier 1 server boost: 100 regular and 100 animated emojis
    • Tier 2 server boost: 150 regular and 150 animated emojis
    • Tier 3 server boost: 250 regular and 250 animated emojis
  • Servers reaching 1,000 members have the offline members list removed.
  • Online members are removed at 100,000 members. Then, only hoisted roles will show.

Other Limits

  • Message limit: 2,000 characters. (note: user/channel/role mentions and emojis contain more characters than are shown)
  • TTS message limit: 200 characters.
  • Pinned messages limit: 50 messages
  • Reactions per message: 20 reactions.
  • Maximum attachment size: 8 MB (or 8388608 bytes to be exact).
  • Maximum attachment size with Nitro: 50 MB (or 52428800 bytes to be exact).
  • Minimum time for idling: 10 minutes.
  • Username/nickname: 32 characters.
  • Channel topic size: 1,024 characters.
  • Maximum number of user notes: 500 (If you reach this cap any new notes will not set).