Like other messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and Telegram, Discord allows users to set a profile picture or avatar. In an era where people worldwide are connected via apps like Discord, profile pictures play an important role as they represent the user. However, while a sharp profile picture could set a good first impression, a random image might not be good. Hence, users should spend some time getting a good picture and then set it as their avatar or profile picture on Discord.

As mentioned earlier, all the social platforms that allow users to communicate with each other let them set a profile picture. For instance, once a user sets a profile picture on WhatsApp, it is visible to all the contacts. WhatsApp allows users to hide their profile pictures from others on the platform, but such a feature is yet to arrive on Discord. On the other hand, Discord enables users to set up animated profile pictures mentioned in the section below.


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When it comes to customization, Discord provides a lot of features. For instance, the platform lets users change their username, create and upload emojis that everyone on the server can use, and set up two-factor authentication on Discord. Additionally, as mentioned before, users can change their profile picture, or as Discord likes to call it, their avatar, once they have created an account. So, it does not matter whether you are using Discord on your smartphone or your desktop. You’ll be able to change your profile picture by following a few simple steps.

Change Your Discord Profile Picture Using A Mobile Or Desktop


On Discord for desktop, click on the Gear icon at the bottom left corner of the home screen and select ‘User Profile’ from the options that appear on the left. It should be the second option after ‘My Account.’ In the User Profile menu, click on ‘Change Avatar.’ Discord will provide two options: ‘ Upload Image’ or ‘Try animated avatar.’ Those who already have a profile picture to select should click on the first option, and those who want to try something new may click on the second option.

While uploading an image, users will be asked to select an image from their desktop storage. Once they upload the picture, they’ll get an option to resize it and set it as their Discord profile picture. On the other hand, if users tap on ‘Try animated avatar,’ they will be asked to choose from a range of GIFs. To do this on a smartphone, open the Discord app, open the Channels menu, and tap on the avatar at the bottom left corner. In the menu, tap on ‘User Profile’ and then tap on the current avatar to select ‘Change Avatar.’ After this, users have to choose a nice image on their mobile to set as their profile picture on Discord.