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Why is my Discord pfp blurry?

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Discord is one of the most popular VoIP programs around at the moment. However, its vast popularity doesn’t make it immune to random bugs and glitches. 

In this article, we’re looking at why your Discord profile picture is blurry and what you can do to fix the issue. 

Why is the pfp blurry?

There’s no exact cause for this bug; it blurs your profile picture when uploading it through the Discord mobile app, most likely due to heavy compression. Regardless, a blurry Discord pfp is most notable on the iOS/iPad Discord apps. The Android app, although rarely, suffers from the bug too.

Also read: How to change Discord text colour?

How to fix blurry Discord profile picture?

The easiest way of fixing this error is to upload your Discord profile picture using the Desktop app or, if you don’t have access to a PC, using the web browser on your phone. 

Follow these steps if you’re using Discord on your PC using the app or a web browser. 

Step 1: Open Discord and click the User Settings gear icon in the bottom left.

Why is my Discord pfp blurry?

Step 2: Under My Account, click the Edit User Profile button. 

Why is my Discord pfp blurry?

Step 3: Under Avatar, click Change Avatar. Alternatively, you can also click on your current profile picture.

Why is my Discord pfp blurry?

Step 4: Click on Upload Image or Try animated avatar and select the profile image you want. 

Why is my Discord pfp blurry?

Remember that the animated avatar feature is only available for Discord Nitro subscribers. The steps remain identical if you’re using Discord from a web browser on your phone.

Do remember that you’ll need to switch over to the desktop version of Discord in your browser; otherwise, you’ll just be redirected to the Discord app’s Google Play Store or Apple App Store page every time you try to log in to the website. 

Also read: Discord keeps stopping on mobile: 12 Fixes

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: