See someone using cool art or a funny meme as their profile picture on Discord? While there is no official way to download someone’s profile picture to your device, there are workarounds. We will show you what those workarounds are.
Note: Discord makes it difficult to download profile pictures likely due to the risk of abuse, so use the methods below wisely. Impersonating another user, for example, can cause harm and will likely get you banned from the server.
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Ways to Save a Discord Profile Picture
On desktop, you can download someone’s profile picture by visiting their profile page in one of your web browsers, accessing the page’s source code, and finding and using the profile picture’s direct link. This gives you a high resolution version of a user’s profile photo.
If you’re on a mobile device, you can capture a screenshot of a user’s profile picture and save the picture to your phone’s gallery. This doesn’t give you a high-quality version of the image, but this is the only method you have on your phone.
Save someone’s Discord profile picture to desktop
To start the profile picture download process, launch Google Chrome on your computer and open Discord for web. You can use any other web browser, such as Firefox, but we will use Chrome in this guide.
Log in to your Discord account on the site and access the user whose image you want to download.
Right click on the user and choose “Profile”. This will open your profile page.
When you see the profile, press Ctrl + Shift + C on your keyboard. This opens Chrome’s element inspection tool, which will allow you to find the download link for your user’s profile picture.
Once you see the code inspector at the bottom or right side of your browser, click on the user’s profile picture on your screen.
In the code inspector area, next to the following labels, click the right arrow icon. This will expand these tags so you can find the image download link.
After expanding the last
<div tag, you will see a
<img label. In this tag, hover over the hyperlink.
In the small image preview box that opens, next to “Current Source”, click the link.
Chrome will open a new tab with the selected user’s profile picture. This default preview has the low resolution version of the image. If you want to download a high resolution version, in the Chrome address bar link, change
You will see the high-quality version of the profile picture. To save this to your computer, right click on the image and select “Save Image As”.
Chrome will download and save the image file to your computer.
This will be a WEBP file, which will not open in most image viewers. To convert it to a popular file format, like JPG, check out our guide on how to convert WEBP images to other formats.
And that’s how you take someone’s profile picture and use it locally on your computer.
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Take someone’s Discord profile picture on mobile
On a mobile phone, take a screenshot of someone’s profile picture to save the picture to your gallery.
To do that, first, launch the Discord app on your phone. Then find and tap on the user whose image you want to download. You are now on the user’s profile page.
Now that you see the user’s profile picture, take a screenshot on your Android or iPhone.
On most Android phones, you can capture a screenshot by pressing Volume Down + Power. On a modern iPhone, use the Side + Volume Up keys to take a screenshot.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll find your screenshot in the Android Gallery app and iPhone Photos app. Your screenshot contains other unwanted parts of the screen, but you can crop it on your iPhone or Android phone so you only have the profile picture area.
And that’s all there is to using workarounds to download a Discord user’s profile picture. Enjoy!
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