Quick Start
    • Dark

    Quick Start

    • Dark

    Article Summary

    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: Log In To Your Discord Account

    You can access the Midjourney Bot anywhere you use Discord, through the web, your phone, or the desktop apps.

    Before joining the Midjourney Discord server, you must have a verified Discord account.
    Learn how to create your account or Learn how to verify your account.

    2: Subscribe to a Midjourney Plan

    Go to Midjourney.com/account.
    Sign in with your verified Discord account.

    Image of the Midjourney account page for upgrading and downgrading plans

    For prices and more information go to Subscription Plans

    3: Go to Discord and Add the Midjourney Server

    To join or create a server, press the + at the bottom of the server list on the left-hand sidebar. Press the Join a Server button and paste or type http://discord.gg/midjourney

    Learn more about Discord servers.

    image showing step one and two of joining the Midjourney Discord Server
    image showing step three of joining the Midjourney Discord Server

    4: Go to any #General or #Newbie Channel

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

    On the Midjourney Official Server

    Select any general-# or newbie-#channel visible in the left sidebar.

    On Other Servers

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

    5: 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).

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

    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. Send your message.

    animated gif of the midjourney /imagine command being typed

    Prompting Tip!

    The Midjourney Bot works best with simple, short sentences that describe what you want to see. Avoid long lists of requests. Instead of: Show me a picture of lots of blooming California poppies, make them bright, vibrant orange, and draw them in an illustrated style with colored pencils Try: Bright orange California poppies drawn with colored pencils

    6: Accept the Terms Of Service

    The Midjourney Bot will generate a pop-up asking you to accept the Terms of Service. You must agree to the Terms of Service before any image will be generated.


    7: Processes the Job

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

    animated gif of a Midjourney Job processing

    Midjourney uses powerful Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) to interpret and process each prompt. When you purchase a subscription to Midjourney, you are purchasing time on these GPUs. Each time you create an image you use some of your subscription's GPU time.

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

    8: 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.

    9: Create Variations or Favorite Your Image

    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 Web ↗️ ❤️ Favorite

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

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

    Favorite: tag your best images to easily find them on the Midjourney website.

    10: 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

    Next Steps

    Work in Your Direct Messages

    Do the 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 Blend 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 or #member-support channel on the Midjourney Discord.