Discord PFP troubleshooting 2022: How to fix blurry Discord PFP

Are you having trouble with your Discord PFP's resolution? A recent Discord glitch causes users' profile pictures to appear blurry and pixelated. So if your ... Read more

Last Updated: November 25, 2022 @ 05:13
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Written By Anastasios Antoniadis

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Are you having trouble with your Discord PFP's resolution? A recent Discord glitch causes users' profile pictures to appear blurry and pixelated. So if your pfp for Discord appears blurry, we have the fix here for you.

The issue becomes evident when you upload your profile picture on Discord from an iOS device, including iPhones and iPads.

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Blurry Discord profile picture fix – Upload from browser

To overcome this blurry pfp issue, all you have to do is upload your profile picture from a browser such as Chrome or Safari.

Right now, the only way to fix this is to upload your PFP from the PC browser. Devs have noted this issue, and they are aware of it. 

We are in the process of rolling out a fix so that you will receive it shortly. The only way to fix & get Discord PFP without any blur or pixelation is to use a browser like Chrome or Safari.

Essentially, the issue is related to incorrect downscaling and compression of profile pictures on Discord on the iOS apps. So, if you upload a pfp from iOS that is larger than the official recommendation (128 x 128 pixels), you will encounter a glitch.

You won't overcome the issue by compressing the profile photo yourself or by resaving the image. Moreover, this is unrelated to the Discord server you use.

So the solution for Discord users is to upload 128 x 128-pixel images for their profile avatar. If you are hellbent on using a larger image, just upload it from a PC or Mac browser.

how to fix blurry discord pfp

How to log in to Discord from your browser

You can use a web browser like Safari or Chrome on your PC. However, if you're using a smartphone, you should use https://discordapp.com.

If the above URL does not work, you need to follow discord.com/login to log in to your Discord account. 

Also, a prompt would show you how to download Discord from the Play Store or App Store on the Discord website.

How to upload your Discord PFP

After you log in to Discord, the website will take you to a user interface which is the Discord homepage. The website's interface is responsive so you will have to switch to the desktop version and zoom out to see the entire panel. You can switch to the desktop version by clicking on the settings of your browser (for Google Chrome you will have to tap the the three stacked dots at the top right corner):

Discord website switch to desktop version

Once you do so the login button will appear at the top right corner of your screen.

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Discord Website – Tap the white Login button at the top right corner

Once logged in you will be at the Discord app interface and you will see your profile and Discord PFP at the bottom left corner. Next to it will be a microphone icon, a headphones icon, and a gear icon. Tap the gear icon.

After clicking on the gear icon, Discord will take you to an interface that features your account settings. On the left sidebar, you will find more settings options:

These options include; the “User Profile,” “My Account,” “Privacy & Safety”, “Authorized Apps” and many more.

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Discord edit User Account Settings

All you need to do is tap on the user section or the Edit User Profile interface to see an option to change the avatar on the site.

Discord PFP change avatar

When you click on the Change Avatar button, a navigation menu will open up to go to the “Photo Library,” “Take Photo,” and upload. You can also remove your Discord PFP entirely.

At this point, you will have to pick a 128×128 pixel Discord PFP from your Photo Library to make sure that it will scale properly

How to fix blurry Discord PFP on mobile – Video Guides

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n88BKDI2VXE

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