How to Change a Discord Profile Picture

If you're bored with your avatar, try another one

What to Know

  • Change your avatar in Settings > Edit. Click the plus sign next to your profile picture and select a new image.
  • On mobile, go to Settings > My Account, tap the plus sign next to your profile picture, choose a source, select a new image.
  • There are limits on how often you can change your avatar image for security purposes.

This article covers how to upload a new avatar on Discord using the desktop app, browser, and mobile apps.

How to Update Your Discord Avatar

The process for adding or updating your profile picture is the same in a browser and the app. You can also remove the image; Discord doesn't require one. 

Discord places limits on changing an avatar image. Users can make no more than two attempts within 10 minutes to prevent people from trying to circumvent Discord's terms of service. 

  1. Open the app on PC or Mac.

  2. Click settings cog at the bottom left next to the current image.

    Changing a Discord profile picture on a desktop.
  3. Click Edit

    Changing a Discord profile picture on a desktop.
  4. Click the + (plus sign) next to your profile picture on the top left.

    To delete your avatar, click Remove.

    Changing a Discord profile picture on a desktop.
  5. Choose an image.

    Changing a Discord profile picture on a desktop.
  6. You can resize or center the image as you see fit. 

  7. Click Apply.

    Changing a Discord profile picture on a desktop.
  8. Click Save.

    Changing a Discord profile picture on a desktop.

How to Update Your Discord Image on Mobile

The process for changing your avatar via the Discord mobile app is similar. The screenshots below are from Android, but the process is the same on an iPhone, just with a different look. Again, you can remove your avatar altogether if you don't want one.

  1. Open the app on an Android or iPhone.

  2. Tap your profile image on the bottom right.

  3. Tap My Account.

  4. Click the plus sign next to your profile picture on the top left. Tap Remove Icon to delete your profile image.

    Updating a Discord profile picture on mobile.
  5. If this is the first time you've uploaded a profile picture, Discord will ask you for two permissions: to access your camera and your photos and videos. Tap Allow on at least one of these options to proceed.

  6. Select an image app.

    Updating a Discord profile picture on mobile.
  7. Choose an image and tap Upload.

  8. You can resize or center the image as you see fit. You might need a few tries to get it to the ideal Discord profile picture size.

  9. Click the checkmark at the top right when you're satisfied.

    Updating a Discord profile picture on mobile.