How to Change your Discord Profile Picture (Desktop & Mobile)

Your profile picture, also known as your avatar, is what others see next to your username in Discord. A good profile picture and username combination is a great way to bring some personality to your profile. It’s also a great way to establish an identity in the various Discord communities you’re a part of.

If you’re ready to move on from Discord’s generic default profile picture, then check out our tutorial below on how to change it.

How to Change your Profile Picture / Avatar in Discord


  1. In Discord, click the Gear icon next to your name in the lower left corner.
    Discord Settings Icon
  2. Under My Account, click Edit Profile next to your username and account information.
    Discord Edit Profile Button in My Account Settings
  3. Click the Change Avatar button. You can also click your current profile picture.
    Discord Change Avatar Button in User Profile Settings
  4. Browse for the image you want to make your profile picture and select it! Use the preview window to adjust how the image is cropped and click the Apply button when you’re happy with the results.
  5. Make sure to click the green Save button after uploading and cropping the image to finish changing your profile picture!
    Discord Save Changes Button in Unsaved Changes Warning Box


  1. In the Discord App, tap the hamburger menu icon (Discord Hamburger Menu) at the upper left and then tap your profile picture at the bottom right.
    Discord Mobile App Avatar in Hamburger Menu
  2. Under User Settings, tap My Account and then tap your current profile picture on the second screen that appears.
    Discord Mobile App Change Profile Picture in My Account Settings
  3. Browse for the image you want to make your profile picture and select it! In the preview window that appears tap Crop if you wish to adjust how the image is cropped, otherwise simply tap Upload.

Making your Profile Picture / Avatar an Animated GIF in Discord

You can change your profile picture to a GIF in Discord, but only if you’re a Discord Nitro subscriber. Discord Nitro is a premium monthly subscription that gives you a number of special perks and neat experience enhancing features.

You can learn more about Discord Nitro, and upgrade your account, on the Discord Nitro features page.

Final Thoughts

Customizing your Discord profile is easy! If Twitch is something you’re into, then take a look at how to link your Twitch account to Discord.

Struggling to find a good profile picture for Discord? Try looking at the collection of avatars at

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