How to Save a Discord Profile Picture?

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How to Save a Discord Profile Picture?

Did you want to save a Discord user’s profile picture for yourself?

You can do that, but the process is a bit complicated.

Simply clicking on their profile picture won’t give you any “download” function.

You can’t download the profile picture through the Discord app.

However, there’s still a way to do this. This guide will show you how to save a Discord profile picture.

How can I save a Discord profile picture?

First off, you can’t do this on the Discord mobile or desktop app. You need to open Discord on your browser. Search for “Discord” on Google, open the website, and then select “Open Discord in your Browser”. Then, go to the user whose picture you want to save, click on their profile picture, and enlarge their profile. After that, press CTRL+Shift+I on your keyboard to download the developer console. Then, click on the icon in the upper-right corner of the console – “Select and element in the page to inspect it”.

Read below to find out more!

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How to Save a Discord Profile Picture?

How Can You Save a Discord Profile Picture?

First off, you can’t do this on the Discord mobile or desktop app.

You need to open Discord on your browser. Search for “Discord” on Google, open the website, and then select “Open Discord in your Browser”.

Then, go to the user whose picture you want to save, click on their profile picture, and enlarge their profile.

After that, press CTRL+Shift+I on your keyboard to download the developer console.

Then, click on the icon in the upper-right corner of the console – “Select and element in the page to inspect it”.

Next, you will click on that person’s profile picture, and the developer console will highlight its code.

Click on several arrows to dig deeper into the code, and you’ll find a link to that picture.

Copy the link, paste it into a new browser page, and you’ll get the picture you can download.

Follow the steps below to do this:

  • Open Discord in your computer browser
Open Discord in your computer browser
Open Discord in your computer browser

To do this, search for “Discord” on Google or another search engine.

Open the first link, which is also the official website of Discord, and you’ll land on the homepage.

On the homepage, you’ll see two buttons under the initial text – “Download for Windows” and “Open Discord in your browser.”

Click on “Open Discord in your browser” to do that.

This will open Discord on the same page, and you may have to log in.

  • Select a user and go to their profile
Select a user and go to their profile
Select a user and go to their profile

After you open discord on your browser, navigate to the user’s profile.

Select the user in the members’ list by right-clicking on their profile picture.

This will expand their profile a bit. Hover with the mouse above their enlarged profile picture, and a “View Profile” button will appear.

Click on that to enlarge their profile even more.

This is how their profile should look after you enlarge it completely.

View profile
View profile

Now that you’re here, you need to open the developer console.

  • Open the developer console
Open the developer console
Open the developer console

When you’re in the user’s profile, press CTRL+Shift+I on your keyboard to open the Developer Console.

Then, look in the top-right corner of the console.

You’ll see a button to “Select an element in the page to inspect it.”

Click on it to enable this mode.

This will let you inspect the user’s profile picture to find a link with which you can download the picture for yourself.

  • Click on the user’s profile picture.
Click on the user’s profile picture
Click on the user’s profile picture.

Once you tap the “Element inspect” button in the console, the Inspect mode will be enabled.

With this mode enabled, click on the user’s profile to highlight it.

This will show you the lines of code related to their profile picture in the developer console.

Element inspect
Element inspect

Once this happens, you’re nearly there. It’s not long before you can download their profile picture.

  • Click on the arrows to reveal the profile picture link

Now that you’ve found the web code of their profile picture, you’ll need to find the link to that picture.

To do this, you’ll need to click on several arrow icons to extend the line of code.

Click on the arrows to reveal the profile picture link
Click on the arrows to reveal the profile picture link

The highlighted line of code from the previous step has a little arrow pointing down to its left.

Click on that to extend the code by one.

Another line of code will appear, and this one has a little arrow too.

Click on that and continue doing this until you get a link.

That link leads to their profile picture, and it lets you save the picture to your computer.

  • Click on the link
Click on the link
Click on the link

Now all you need to do is click on the link.

However, you can’t click on the link in the code because the developer console won’t let you.

Instead, hover your mouse over the link, and a pop-up window will appear.

The pop-up window also contains the link, which you can click.

Once you click on it, the image will be opened on a new internet page.

  • Download the picture
Download the picture
Download the picture

Once you open the link, it’ll take you to a new internet page with the image in the center.

You can then right-click on the picture to open the menu list.

Select “Save image as…” from the menu and select a folder to save the image.

Preferably, you should select the Desktop to save the image. It’s easier to find it that way.

  • Change the resolution of the picture.

You need to change the resolution if the profile picture is too small.

To do this, you’ll need to edit the link to the picture.

Change the resolution of the picture
Change the resolution of the picture.

At the very end of the link, you’ll see a number – 128.

That’s the resolution of the picture—128 pixels, to be more specific.

Discord accepts a maximum pixel resolution of 256, so change the “128” to “256” and press Enter.

This will enlarge the picture, and you can save it at a higher resolution.

After you save it to your Desktop, you can use it however you want to.

Conclusion

Discord doesn’t let you save a profile picture by right-clicking on it and downloading it.

You can’t do that even on an internet browser. However, you can copy the link to that picture through the developer console.

Open Discord on a computer internet browser, open that person’s profile, open the developer console, and find the link to their profile picture.

Follow the steps in this guide, and you’ll download the profile picture in no time.

The process is a bit complicated, but following the steps should be simple.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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