How to Save a Discord Profile Picture?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Save a Discord Profile Picture?

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

1. Open Discord in your computer browser

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

Begin by opening the Discord website on your computer (search for Discord and open discord.com). Then, when you open it, look for the “Open Discord in your browser” button (see the screenshot above) and select it.

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

2. 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 profile of the user whose picture you want to save.

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

This will expand their profile a bit. Next, 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 – check below).

View profile
View profile

Now that you’re here, it’s time to open the developer console. See what I mean below:

3. Open the developer console

Open the developer console
Open the developer console

When you’re in the user’s profile, press CTRL + Shift + I (i as in “bin“)on your keyboard to open the Developer Console (see the picture above).

I know, it looks complicated but don’t worry. I’ll guide you through each step.

First, look in the top-left corner of the page to see a button resembling a mouse arrow on a page. Hover your mouse over it and it should say “Select an element in the page to inspect it.“.

Click it!

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

4. Click on the user’s profile picture.

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

Once you click on the button mentioned above (mouse arrow on paper icon), the left side of the webpage will change to show the Discord window.

Move your mouse over the profile picture you want to copy and left-click it (right in the center of the picture).

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

Element inspect
Element inspect

You won’t need to find those lines of code yourself. Clicking on the profile picture will highlight the right lines of cod in the Developer Console (shown in the screenshot above).

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

Now that you’ve found the web code of the 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

Starting with the line of code you found during the previous step, you’ll see a tiny arrow next to the beginning of the code (see the “1” marker in the screenshot above).

Click it and then do this a couple more times (click the arrows) until you come across a link, like in the screenshot above.

That’s the link that leads to that person’s profile picture. This will also let you save the picture to your computer.

6. 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 do that 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 (see the picture above).

The pop-up window also contains the link, so click it there.

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

7. Download the picture

Download the picture
Download the picture

We’re finally here – once the new internet page opens, you’ll notice the picture in the center of the page. Right-click on it and select “Save image as…“.

Select the Desktop as your destination and save the image!

8. Change the resolution of the picture (optional)

Before you download the picture, you may want to change the resolution if you think the picture is too small in its original format.

To do this, you’ll need to edit the link to the picture (at the top of the internet page).

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 (or anything else).

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. Contact me below if you need help with anything else!

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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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