Stand out on Discord with a great looking profile picture that meets the optimal size and design guidelines! Here's everything you need to know to create the perfect Discord profile picture or Discord server icon.
Discord Profile Picture Size
The recommended size for Discord profile pictures is 512x512 pixels or larger. If you're running a Discord server, the recommended Discord server icon size is also 512x512 pixels.
Keeping your profile picture simple is a good rule of thumb. If you want to use your name in your profile picture, it's often a good idea to use an initial instead of your full name. While featuring your full name may look good at the full 512x512 size, remember that most people will see a small version of your profile picture within Discord.
Permissible Profile Picture Content
Be sure to follow Discord's terms of service when choosing the content of your profile picture or server icon. NSFW images are not allowed.
Animated GIF Profile Pictures
Discord Nitro subscribers can opt to use an eye-catching animated PFP by uploading a GIF image. We recommend keeping GIF images below 2.5 MB in size to ensure your animation loads in a timely manner.
If you already have a GIF image with a large file size, you can use an online GIF compressor tool to compress your image with no software required.