Are you trying to change your Discord Avatar but for some reason it doesn’t seem to be working? Don’t worry there is usually a simple solution so you can get that beautiful new profile picture on to your account. Maybe it’s even your favorite NFT. Let’s jump in and take a look at why Discord is not letting you change your Discord Avatar.

Why Is Discord Not Letting Me Change My Avatar?

Discord is not letting you change your profile picture as there is a limit to how many times your avatar can be changed in a short space of time. If you are encountering this problem you have likely changed your image multiple times recently.

Discord have stated that you can change your Discord profile picture twice in a short period of time, however on the third try you will be blocked form changing your picture again. This block will last for a few minutes. If you want to change your picture again just wait 5 – 10 mins and try again. You will then be able to change your profile picture again.

How To Avoid The Discord Avatar Rate Limit

If you have experienced this issue before there are a few ways to avoid it.

Wait Between Changing Your Profile Picture

If you are trying to decide between multiple Discord images don’t change them immediately after each other. Wait 5 – 10 minutes between each change to avoid the rate limit set by Discord.

Have Your Profile Picture Prepared

Make sure that you prepare your profile picture in advance. Make sure that it is the right size and is formatted correctly before actually uploading your image.

  • Your discord avatar should be 128 x 128 Pixels.
  • The maximum size of the image allowed by Discord is 8mb.
  • Remember that your image will appear as a circle. Make sure everything you want in your profile image is within the frame.

Restart Your Computer And Discord

If you have waited at least 10 Minutes and still are unable to change your photo you can try the good old faithful trick. Turn it off and back on again. Whenever you reboot your device you should then be able to change your discord avatar without any problems.

Disable Any Discord Bots

If you have a Discord bot installed on your Discord and you still haven’t been able to change your profile image after trying the above methods, you should disable your bot.

Sometimes Discord bots can interfere with how Discord normally works and may be blocking you from changing your avatar. Disable it, change your image and then re-enable your bot.

Disable Your Firewall

It has been reported that some firewalls will stop you from changing your avatar on Discord. You can disable your firewall and try changing your profile picture. Make sure to turn on your firewall again after changing your image as this protects your PC while surfing online.

Wrapping Up

You should now have your Discord avatar changed. If you are running into this issue, you now likely that this is the problem. Just give it a few minutes between changing your profile photo and you shouldn’t have any problems.

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