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How To Add A Discord Banner To Discord Profile

Last Updated: November 18, 2021

A Discord banner will help you stand out of the crowd and get noticed, no matter if you have a personal profile here or your own server.
How To Add A Discord Banner To Discord Profile
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Today, Discord is one of the best and most popular free voice, text, and video chat apps that is used by millions of people from all parts of the world to hang out with their friends and communities.

With more than hundreds of new servers being created each day, Discord users are now looking for various ways to customize their profiles.

Thankfully, you can do so with the help of the Discord profile banner feature.

A Discord banner will help you stand out of the crowd and get noticed, no matter if you have a personal profile here or your own server.

How To Add A Discord Banner To Discord Profile

In this article, we will learn about some ways for:

  • Getting a personalized profile banner for your Discord profile
  • Ways to unlock Discord Nitro
  • Some examples of great Discord banners and where you can get them from

Get Discord Nitro

The most straightforward way to get a profile banner for your Discord account is to upgrade your membership to Discord Nitro.

If you already are a Discord Nitro user, you can skip directly to the second step where we will walk you through how to add a banner to your Discord profile.

However, if you are not a Discord Nitro user yet, you will have to unlock the feature first.

To do this, simply tap to open the Discord app. Here, type in your email address or your username and the password.

Once you have logged into your Discord account, you need to head towards the User Settings (the Gear icon located on the bottom-left corner of the profile picture).

User Settings

Here, you need to head towards User Profile.

User Profile

Another way for doing the same is by tapping on the ‘My Account’ button and then the ‘Edit Profile’ tab. Here, look for the ‘Unlock With Nitro’ button and tap on it; this will unlock the Nitro feature as well as the banner option.

Unlock With Nitro

As for the pricing of the Nitro plan, they are as follows:

Nitro plan

As you can see from the image above, you will have to pay $9.99 per month to keep using Discord as a Nitro member; alternatively, you can also opt for the yearly membership, which is priced at $99.99 (16% discount).

Once you have become a Discord Nitro member, you will be able to change your profile banner. To do this, tap on the ‘Change Banner’ button.

How To Add A Banner On A Discord Desktop App

Once you have unlocked the ‘Change Banner’ feature for your Discord profile, we can move ahead and select the right picture for the banner. You need to tap on the previously-mentioned button.

Change Banner

Once you tap on the button, it will open up a File Explorer window. Here, you need to select the image you want as your profile banner.

After this, you will be taken to the preview section, where you will see the image that you have selected as your potential banner picture.

You can make use of the entire image or use the on-screen controls to customize it. However, you should remember that there is no facility for cropping GIFs for your Discord profile banner

cropping GIFs

After you are done with all the adjustments and customizations, you simply need to tap on the ‘Save Changes’ button.

Now, you can make all your friends jealous by showing off your new Discord Banner profile.

How To Add Banner On Mobile Discord?

If you want to change the Discord banner on your mobile device, you need to start by logging into your Discord account with the help of your Discord credentials.

On your mobile devices, you do not have to look for a gear icon; instead, you simply need to tap on the bottom-right corner, which will take you to the User Profile.

User Profile

Here, you will have the option for editing the appearance of your server or your profile, which also includes the Discord Profile banner.

You will receive a pop-up for your mobile’s File Explorer where you can upload any image you want.

This process is almost similar to the one mentioned for your desktop device. All you need to do is select the picture, crop it as you wish, and adjust it.

Once you are satisfied with the customization in the preview tab, you can tap on the ‘Save Changes’ button; your profile banner will be saved and added.

Where Can I Get A Cool Image For My Banner From?

If you are looking for the best images that you can use as a profile banner, you will find a lot of them over the Internet.

Thankfully, we have done the work for you and have compiled some of the best images that you can put up a display for your Discord profile. The first source we checked was pfps.gg.

Banner

Overall, these images looked quite amazing. We also decided to look for specific banners related to gaming.

gaming

Here are the results of what we were looking for.

results

Overall, we could find a total of nine banners that could be used for your Discord profile. The next option we opted for is Pinterest.

Pinterest

When we looked at Pinterest, we saw that the banners were placed in a scrambled manner, which is why it took us some time to look into the best Discord profile banner pictures. Next, we also tried the Google search option.

Google search

Sadly, Google was not able to provide what we were looking for. We found many pictures on the search result pages. However, none of them could fit perfectly into our Discord profiles.

Note: You also need to ensure that the pictures can be used for free; or else, there is a risk of running into copyright issues.

Custom Made Discord App Profile Banner

Of course, there is nothing better than using your images as Discord profile banners. You feel proud about using your own images as the profile banner and it also helps in building brand awareness. However, the question remains – how can you upload a custom image from?

The first step here is to create an image professionally; if you have a hand in graphic designing, you can create an image for the same.

Or else, you can hire the services of a professional graphic designer to create something that resonates with your personality.

Alternatively, you can also visit various types of art-related websites like Behance. Here, you can look for freelance talent and ask them if you could use their artwork for the same.

Of course, you will have to pay for their services. Thankfully, most of these people will gladly offer you their services and will link your Discord profile or server to their portfolio if you have active users.

Additionally, you can also check out various other freelance platforms like Fiverr, Glassdoor, Guru, and UpWork; on these platforms, you will find some amazing graphic designers that can do more than just create a branded banner.

What Kind Of Banner Can I Have On Discord?

When it comes to images, you can upload any as long as it does not hurt anyone’s feelings or violates any law. The recommended size for the banner is 600px x 240px.

600px x 240px

The maximum dimensions of the image can be 960px x 540px. Of course, you also have the choice of adjusting the image before you upload it as your banner picture.

Discord Profile Banner Examples

Discord Profile Banner

When you look at the example above, you will be able to guess that you are on the Halo server. Another great example is GTA Online.

GTA Online

Next, we present MrBeast.

MrBeast

Lastly, here is the Roblox Discord banner.

Roblox Discord

There you go! These are some of the methods that can help you upload a Profile banner for your Discord profile. If you are looking for other types of tutorials, do not hesitate to click here.

FAQ

Here are some common FAQs related to the Discord Profile Banner.

Do I Need A Banner On Discord?

Uploading a Discord banner helps set your Discord profile apart from others. It will help you stand out from the crowd.

Can I Upload The Banner On Discord Without Nitro?

Sadly, you cannot upload a banner on Discord without becoming a Nitro user.

Can I Use GIF As My Banner On Discord?

Yes, you can use a GIF as a banner, as long as it is under 10MB.

How Much Does It Cost To Buy A Custom Made Image For A Discord Profile Banner?

In most cases, the custom images are quite small. Therefore, it should not cost anything more than $20.

If you are a company and are looking for a branded banner, you will have to pay an amount between $50 and $80.

Written by Jason Wise

Hi! I’m Jason. I tend to gravitate towards business and technology topics, with a deep interest in social media, privacy and crypto. I enjoy testing and reviewing products, so you’ll see a lot of that by me here on EarthWeb.