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The Perfect Discord Profile Banner Size Guide

By Suneha


Discord profile banners define your profile and your identity. A perfectly sized banner enhances your profile and your online presence. Knowing the size and dimension creates a lasting impression on a person who is viewing your profile for the first time. In this blog, we will learn about the perfect Discord profile banner size and its dimensions.


What is Discord?

Discord is a popular communication and chat server platform that is used for a wide range of purposes like streaming, gaming, and chatting. Discord has grown and expanded from its gaming niche and is used for professional networking, freelancing, and much more.

Discord is a place for like-minded people to have fun and talk about their shared interests through servers. A great way to create a lasting impression on someone is through creating captivating and attractive profile icons and profile banners in Discord. If you wish to make your profile stand out, you have come to the perfect place to learn about image sizing and the ideal banner dimensions.


Discord Profile Banner Size and Dimensions

The recommended size dimensions for a discord profile banner are 600 x 240 pixels. The supported file types are PNG, JPG, or GIF and must be under 10 MB. Also, the profile banner customization option is only available for Discord Nitro Users. If you have the Nitro pass, you can unlock many kinds of customizations and emotes for your profile and your servers.

The profile banner appears above the discord profile icon section. If your image is 1920 x 1080 px, Discord will automatically resize the image when you upload it, making it look blurry and unclear.


Discord Banner Guidelines

There are certain banner guidelines that every user needs to follow when uploading their banner. Discord recommends that the top 48 px of the banner should be simple and free of noise and busy imagery. This is primarily useful for banner servers where the name of the server comes on top. Please avoid the use of text or logos in your banners because it makes the banner look cluttered. Give plenty of breathing room to your banner, as texts make it challenging to read the server's title.

A crucial guideline that everyone needs to follow is not to upload 18+ content in the banner. This includes adult material and graphic imagery, which could be triggering for people. Make sure not to infringe on anyone's intellectual property rights as well.


Tutorial on How to Change Your Discord Profile Banner

You can customize your Discord profile banner only if you are a Discord Nitro user. However, non-Nitro users can change the color of their profile banner. If you have a pastel-like profile icon, lighter and pastel colors would look good and align with your profile pictures.

To customize your profile banner, head to Discord User Settings. To change the Discord profile on a computer, follow these steps.

Step 1: Launch Discord on your computer.

Step 2: Tap the settings icon at the bottom left and open User Settings.

Step 3: On the Top left corner, in the My Account tab, tap on Edit User Profile.

Step 4: Select the Change Banner Option.

Step 5: Upload a Banner Image in the JPG or PNG format (keep the dimensions and guidelines in mind) or choose a GIF.

On the Desktop version of Discord, you can browse through a wide variety of GIFs. This is because of Tenor, an online GIF search engine owned by Google.

In the mobile version of Discord, follow these steps.

Step 1: Open Discord on your mobile device.

Step 2: Click on the 'You' tab at the bottom right of the app.

Step 3: Click on 'Edit Profile' and then tap on the Pencil Icon at the top right of the banner.

Step 4: You can now change the banner color or upload a Profile Banner.


Discord Profile Banner Ideas

You can upload anything for your profile banner in Discord (ensuring the guidelines are not violated). Here are some popular categories people use to upload a banner in Discord.

1. Gaming: Discord is a communications platform primarily used for gaming from its inception. It is an excellent platform for gaming and streaming your games while chatting with your gamer friends.

Some known games that people put banners of are Elden Ring, Persona series, Hollow Knight, League of Legends, Genshin Impact, Minecraft, Elder Scrolls, and many more.

2. Anime: The anime community in Discord has grown rapidly over time. Ever since the pandemic, anime has been recognized more. While anime interests vary for everyone, some of the popular anime profile banners include characters from Demon Slayer, One Piece, Naruto, Dragon Ball Series, My Hero Academia, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Haikyuu, Pokemon, and many more.

3. Movies and TV shows: Profile banners can be various and diverse. Movies and TV shows depicting a person's favorite show or scene are quite popular in Discord profile banners. Ghibli, Star Wars, Marvel Cinematic, Arcane, Transformers, Toy Story, etc., are popular themes for discord banner profiles.


Final Thoughts

We hope this guide was helpful for you in understanding the image sizes of Discord profile banners. The guidelines are applicable for server banners as well. At SketchMyPic, we create blogs on photography, photo editing, and techniques.

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