How to Disable Emotes in MTG Arena

The MTG Arena digital card game is a great way to play one of the best trading-card games that has ever existed. Its sleek interface, full access to standard cards, and robust feature set makes it the digital alternative to the game that many players have wanted for decades.

MTG Arena does not have a full chat option, but you can communicate with other players via a series of emotes that are available when you click on your avatar. But if you would prefer not to use these emotes, and prevent others from sending them to you, then it’s possible to disable emotes in MTG Arena.

How to Prevent Both You and Others from Using Emotes in MTG Arena

The steps in this article were performed in the most current version of MTG Arena available when this article was written. By completing the steps in this guide you will be unable to use any emotes in MTG Arena, and your opponents will be unable to send them to you.

Step 1: Open MTG Arena.

Step 2: Click the gear icon at the top-right of the window.

open mtg arena settings

Step 3: Select the Gameplay option.

mtg arena gameplay settings

Step 4: Check the box to the left of Disable emotes.

how to disable emotes in mtg arena

Note that this setting only applies to the installation on the current computer. If you play MTG Arena on another computer you will need to follow these steps on that computer as well.