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Discord can not resize GIF: Quick Fix

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Discord is one of the most popular VoIP programs around at the moment. The app started off as a communications platform for gamers but since then has evolved into a much wider community serving just about everyone. 

That said, sheer popularity isn’t everything. The program still runs into the occasional bug or glitch here and there. In this article, we’re talking about Discord’s inability to not resize GIFs, the reasons behind it and how to fix the issue. 

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What causes this error?

There are a number of problems that can trigger this error, including but not limited to the following:

  • Internet issues. 
  • The GIF size or resolution is too large. 
  • Bug in Discord.

How to fix this?

Here are six fixes you can try out. 

Check your internet connection

Discord requires an active internet connection to work. If you have an unstable internet connection, chances are you’re going to miss out on notifications. Suppose you’re on WiFi check to see if you’ve got internet access and strong signals. If you’re on mobile data, check to see if data is enabled and that you’ve got good network coverage.

Use the web app

A lot of you might already know that Discord is also available as a browser-based app. In case you can’t get the Discord client working properly on your PC, you can quickly switch to the browser app to check on what’s going on in your favourite servers. 

Check the GIF size

Discord file uploads including GIFs are limited to 8MB per file for regular users. If your GIF exceeds the file size, Discord wouldn’t even be able to upload it in the first place. Another thing to keep in mind is the GIF resolution. 100 x 100 pixels seems to be working for most users, however, your mileage may vary. 

Update Discord

The issue you’re facing may have already been fixed in an update you haven’t installed yet. Once you’ve launched Discord, press Ctrl + R. Discord will restart, download any pending updates, and probably fix the issue.

Delete Discord folders

DIscord saves its resource files in the AppData and LocalAppData directories. By deleting these folders and restarting Discord, you can force the program to rebuild these files, resolving any problems in the process. 

Step 1: Open the Run prompt using Windows Key + R, type in %appdata% and hit enter.

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Step 2: Delete the discord folder in the directory.

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Now repeat these steps with %localappdata% and restart Discord.

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Reinstall Discord

If all else fails, your best bet is to reinstall Discord from scratch.

Step 1: Press Windows key + X to open the Quick Access menu and click on Apps & Features. 

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Step 2: Find Discord in this list and click on Uninstall. 

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Once the program has been removed, restart your PC, reinstall Discord and try launching it again.

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: