In this guide, we will show you the steps to fix the issue wherein Discord tends to automatically convert emoticons into emojis. When it comes to VoIP and instant messaging social platforms, then there are quite a few noteworthy players in the town, but Discord has managed to carve out a rich name for itself, all thanks to the plethora of intriguing features that it beholds.
However, one such feature is getting automatically enabled and is causing a great deal of inconvenience to the end users. In this regard, numerous users have voiced their concern that all their typed emoticons are getting converted to an emoji, even when they haven’t enabled the “automatically convert emoticons into emojis” feature of Discord. If you are also currently getting facing the same issue, then this guide will help you rectify it. Follow along.
Fix Discord bug automatically convert emoticons into emojis
The only workaround that is spelling out success for the users involves using a backslash \ before or after an emoticon. This way Discord wouldn’t identify it as an emoji and hence wouldn’t convert it to an emoji. However, there exists a major drawback to this workaround- not only Disocrd, but even the human might not be able to decrypt what that emoticon actually means! So it’s better to inform the recipient beforehand that all your emoticons will now be accompanied by with a backward slash for the next few days.
So carry out this tweak and it should fix the issue of Discord automatically converting emoticons into emojis. As far as the official stance on this matter is concerned, the developers are aware of this issue, but they haven’t given out any ETA for the rollout of a fix. As and when that happens, we will update this guide accordingly. In the meantime, the aforementioned workarounds are your best bet.
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