Quick Start
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Quick Start

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Learn how to use the Midjourney Bot on Discord to create custom images from simple text prompts.

Code of Conduct

Don't be a jerk.
Don't use our tools to make images that could inflame, upset, or cause drama. That includes gore and adult content.
Be respectful to other people and the team.

1: Join the Discord

Go to Midjourney.com, select Join the Beta, or go directly to the Midjourney Discord.

Before joining the Midjourney Discord server, you must have a Discord login.
Learn how to create one here.

image of the midjourney.com "join the beta" button

2: Find a Newbies Channel

Image of the Sidebar for Midjourney's Discord server highlighting the newbie channels.

On the Midjourney Official Server

Select any newbies-# channel visible in the left sidebar.

On Other Servers

You can generate images with the Midjourney Bot on any server that has invited the Bot. Look for instructions on your server on where to use the Bot.

3: Use the /imagine Command

About Discord Commands

Interact with the Midjourney Bot on Discord using a Command. Commands are used to create images, change default settings, monitor user info, and perform other helpful tasks. The /imagine command generates a unique image from a short text description (known as a Prompt).

Using /imagine

  1. Type /imagine prompt: or select the /imagine command from the slash commands pop-up.
  2. Type a description of the image you want to create in the `prompt` field.
  3. Click return to send your message.

Respect the Community Guidelines. Community guidelines apply wherever the Midjourney Bot is used.

animated gif of the midjourney /imagine command being typed

If you don't see a pop-up when typing the /imagine command, try logging out, updating the Discord app, and logging back in.

Commands only work in bot Channels. Commands will not work in regular channels like #trial-support.

4: Processes the Job

The Midjourney Bot takes about a minute to generate four options.

Image of the Midjourney Discord button interface after generating a grid of images

Generating an image activates the free Midjourney trial.Trial users can make roughly 25 Jobs before needing to subscribe.

A Job is any action that uses the Midjourney Bot. Jobs include using the /imagine command to create a grid of images, upscaling images, or creating image variations, all use your free trial time.

Use the /info command to check your Fast Time Remaining to see your remaining Trial time.

5: Upscale or Create Variations

After the initial image grid has finished generating, two rows of buttons appear:

Image of the Midjourney Discord button interface after generating a grid of images
U1 U2 U3 U4

U buttons upscale an image generating a larger version of the selected image and adding more details.

V1 V2 V3 V4

V buttons create slight variations of the selected grid image. Creating a variation generates a new image grid similar to the chosen image's overall style and composition.


The 🔄 (re-roll) reruns a Job. In this case it would rerun the original prompt producing a new grid of images.

6: Rate Images

After using upscaling an image a new set of options will appear:

Image of the Midjourney Discord button interface after upscaling an images
🪄 Make Variations 🔍 Light Upscale Redo 🔍 Beta Upscale Redo ↗️Web

Make Variations: creates a variation of the upscaled image and generates a new grid of four options.

Beta/Light Upscale Redo: redo the upscale using a different upscaler model.

Web: Open the image in your gallery on Midjourney.com

😖 😒 🙂 😍

Click a smiley button to rate any upscaled image on the Midjourney website or in Discord. Each day, the top 1000 image raters receive an hour of free, Fast Mode time. Rank your work or the work of others. Rank based on your personal style and opinion. Love the look, effort, colors, concept, or theme? Please give it a 😍!

7: Save Your Image

Click on the image to open it to full size, and then right-click and choose Save image. On mobile, long tap the image and then tap the download icon in the top right corner.

All images are immediately available to view on midjourney.com/app
Sign In with Discord to view.

8: Subscribe to a Plan

Trial users have roughly 25 free Jobs. Jobs do not presently expire but will also not renew. To make more images use the /subscribe command in any Bot Channel to generate a personal link to the midjourney account page. Do not share this personal link with others.

For prices and more information go to Subscription Plans

Image of the Midjourney account page for upgrading and downgrading plans

Double Check

Make sure you are signing in using your existing Discord account. It is easy to accidentally create a new account.

Next Steps

Work in Your Direct Messages

Public channels move too fast? Use the /imagine command while direct messaging with the Midjourney Bot. Images made within your direct messages are still subject to content and moderation rules and are visible on the Midjourney website.

Learn More About Prompts

Learn the basics of writing prompts, or explore how descriptions of artistic mediums, locations, and time periods change an image.

Learn How to Combine Your Own Pictures

Learn how to upload and blend your own images together with the /blend command.

Get Answers

Need help or have questions? Try these commands:

/help Shows helpful basic information and tips about the Midjourney Bot.

/ask Get an answer to a question.
Midjourney Ask Command

For more help, visit the #trial-Support channel on the Midjourney Discord.

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