While other Discord users may not remember your username, chances are they do remember your profile picture. This is even more true when the image in question is unique and stands out from the rest. But how do I change my Discord profile picture on mobile and desktop? let’s find out
When changing your Discord profile picture, make sure it’s at least 128×128 pixels. It should be less than 8MB and can be in either PNG or JPG format. Also, try to choose an image that is copyright free and reflects you best. Once the image has been uploaded, you can use Discord’s native tools to resize and set it. So, without further ado, let’s get started.
How to change your profile picture for Discord in web browser
Changing your profile picture on Discord is as easy as using your account’s settings menu. Then all you have to do is select the image you want to upload, resize it and click “Save Changes”. To do this, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open Discord in any web browser.
Step 2: Then click on the gear icon.
Step 3: Here in the menu options click on Profiles.
Step 4: Then click Change Avatar. Alternatively, you can also click Remove Avatar if you wish to delete your Discord profile picture.
Step 5: Click Upload Image.
Step 6: On this page, select the appropriate image and click Open.
Step 7: Use the slider to adjust the image.
Step 8: When done, click Apply.
Step 9: Click Save Changes here.
This will save your changes and change your profile picture on Discord accordingly.
Change your profile picture in the Discord mobile app
Just like using Discord on the web browser, you can also use the Discord mobile app to change profile picture. However, unlike the Discord website, there is no way to delete your Discord profile picture. To do this, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open the Discord mobile app.
Step 2: Here, tap on your profile icon on the bottom right.
Step 3: Then tap on your profile icon again.
Step 4: Once the profile page opens, tap on your profile icon again.
Step 5: From here, tap Change Avatar.
Tip: You can also tap Remove Avatar if you want to remove your existing Discord profile picture.
Step 7: Select the gallery you want to select the image from.
Step 8: Tap on the image.
Step 9: Then use the on-screen options to scale the image according to your needs.
Step 10: When done, tap on the Done icon.
Step 11: Tap Save.
This will save your changes and change your profile picture on the Discord mobile app.
How to change your server profile picture on Discord
Aside from changing your profile picture for Discord, you can also set a profile picture for your Discord server. The ideal recommended size for the server profile picture is 512 x 512 pixels to ensure the uploaded image is not distorted. Please note that only the server owner or, if roles have been assigned, the server moderator and manager can change the server profile picture.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at how to change your server profile picture on the Discord desktop and mobile app.
On the desktop
Step 1: Open Discord in your web browser.
Step 2: Right click on the relevant server.
Step 3: Select server settings here.
Step 4: Then click Overview.
Step 5: Click Upload Image.
Step 6: Select the image and click Open.
Step 7: Scale the image appropriately in the screen options and click “Apply”.
Step 8: When done, click Save Changes.
On the phone
Step 1: Open the Discord mobile app and tap on the relevant server.
Step 2: Here, tap on the three-dot icon.
Step 3: Tap on Settings.
Step 4: Here, tap on the server profile picture.
Step 5: Select the appropriate gallery.
Step 6: On this page, tap on the image that you want to upload.
Step 7: Use the tools to scale the image to the right size.
Step 8: Then tap on the “Done” icon.
This will close the window and set the profile picture for the server to Discord.
Tip: If you’re a Nitro user, you can also set a server-specific avatar on Discord. This means that you can set different display pictures for your profile for each server.
FAQs on changing your Discord profile picture 1. Can you change the profile banner on Discord?
Yes, you can change your profile banner on Discord. However, this is a paid feature, which means you need a Discord Nitro subscription to access it.
2. Can you set a GIF as your Discord profile picture?
Only Discord Nitro users can set GIF as their Discord profile picture using native tools. However, you can try to work around this by uploading an animated GIF instead of a normal image. Although this may not work as expected.
3. Do you need a Nitro subscription to change your profile picture on Discord?
No, changing your profile picture is a free feature accessible to anyone with a valid Discord account.
4. Is it possible to block someone on Discord?
Yes, you can block someone on Discord. Open Discord in your web browser and go to the Direct Messages section. Here right click on the name of the user you want to block. Then click Block. You can also read our other article detailing what happens when you block someone on Discord.
Change your Discord profile picture
So that’s all the ways you can change your Discord profile picture on any device. If you want to further customize your Discord profile, also read our article that explains in detail how to change your Discord theme.