How To Limit Reactions On Discord Messages

How To Limit Reactions On Discord Messages

Are you looking to limit the number of reactions to your message on Discord?

You might want to do this to reduce spam or for any other reasons best known to you.

The most common reason why server admins limit reactions is to reduce spam.

You can only limit reactions on Discord if you are the admin, the creator, or have moderating access to the Discord server.

You may also need to know that the maximum reaction a message on the Discord server can have is 50, and it is also possible to limit reactions on Discord to a specific emoji or emote.

In this guide, you will earn how to limit reactions to a message or limit the reactions to a specific emoji on Discord servers or channels, and how to delete reactions on a Discord message.

How to Limit Reactions on a Discord Message

If you want to limit the number of reactions on a Discord message, especially on a server, you need to have moderating or full admin permission on the said server.

With this administrative permission, you would be able to limit the number of reactions to a message, limit reactions to specific emojis, and even turn off members’ reactions to a message completely.

At the moment there is no setting on Discord to limit the number of people that can react to a message, you will have to use a bot and a bit of programming, or just limit the reactions to specific emojis.

To do this, when you post a message on Discord, add the number of reactions you want to the message and then revoke the “Add Reactions” permission in the server or channel.

This way users can only react with the emojis that you have already added initially to the message before revoking it.

However, to do this you must have full administrative access to the Discord channel or server, this will give you the “perks” of bypassing any channel restrictions.

How to Delete Reactions on Messages on Discord

You can also delete extra reactions to a message on Discord as easily as limiting the number of reactions to a message.

This means that if the number of reactions to a message you have sent to a Discord server is more than you want, you can follow the steps below to reduce it.

Let’s get started.

Step 1: Tap and hold or right-click on the message and select “Reactions”.

Step 2: Now select the emoji that you want to remove; a list of people who have reacted to that emoji will pop up.

Step 3: Finally, tap or click on the “X” next to each username to remove the reaction.

You can do this as many times as you would like to completely delete all you don’t want on your message on Discord.


Reactions are very fun to use on Discord, they make messaging more engaging and boost confident opinions.

However, too much of it can lead to spam galore and server overload; and some members don’t just know when to stop.

If you are a server owner or admin on Discord, you can limit the number of reactions to a message with the steps in this guide.

In this guide, you will also find ways that you can also delete the reactions you do not want on a message.

Brianna Bailey

Brianna is based in Minnesota in the US at the moment, and has been writing since 2017. She is currently a 3rd Year med student at the time of writing this.