How to Save and Download Someone’s Discord Profile Picture

Discord has become a popular platform for online communities and gamers to connect. With its wide range of emotes, nicknames, and custom profile pictures, users have ample opportunities to express themselves.

You may occasionally come across a profile picture you really like and want to save or use as your own. However, Discord does not have a built-in option to download other users’ profile pictures.

In this comprehensive guide, I will walk you through several methods to save someone else’s profile picture on Discord, both on desktop and mobile.

Methods to Save a Discord Profile Picture

There are a few workaround methods you can use to save another user’s profile picture on Discord:

  • On Desktop:
    • Use the Inspect Element method on browsers like Chrome or Firefox
    • Use Discord bots that have an “avatar” command
    • Use third-party websites like
  • On Mobile:
    • Take a screenshot of the user’s profile picture
    • Use Discord bots to retrieve the picture

I will explain each of these methods in detail below.

Save Discord Profile Picture Using Inspect Element (Desktop)

The Inspect Element feature allows you to view the direct image URL for a Discord profile picture. You can then visit this URL to view and save the high-resolution image.

Here are the steps:

  • Open Discord in a desktop web browser like Chrome or Firefox.
  • Go to the profile of the user whose picture you want to save.
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+I (Windows/Linux) or Command+Option+I (Mac) to open Developer Tools.
  • In the Elements tab, click the mouse cursor button.
  • Hover over the profile picture and click on it.
  • In the highlighted HTML code, expand the div tags until you find the img src tag.
  • Right-click the link in img src and select Open Link in New Tab.
  • You will now see the direct URL to the profile picture.
  • Save the picture with Ctrl+S or Right-click > Save Image As.

This method provides the original high-quality version of the user’s profile picture.

Use a Discord Bot to Retrieve Profile Pictures (Desktop/Mobile)

Many Discord bots have an avatar command to show profile pictures of users. When you use this command, the picture is embedded into the chat in full resolution, allowing you to save it.

Some popular bots with this command include Dyno, MEE6, ProBot, and more.

To use this method:

  • Go to the server and channel where you have the bot enabled.
  • Type the bot’s avatar command and mention the user whose picture you want. For example: !avatar @JohnDoe
  • The bot will embed the user’s profile picture in the channel.
  • Right-click/long press the image and save it to your device.

This method works seamlessly on both desktop and mobile.

Use Third-Party Websites

Websites like allow you to enter a user’s Discord ID to view their profile details and avatar image.

To find someone’s Discord ID:

  • Enable Developer Mode in Discord’s settings
  • Right-click a user’s profile and click “Copy ID”
  • Go to and paste the ID to view their picture
  • Save the image from the website

This method also provides the full high-resolution profile picture.

Take Screenshots on Mobile

On mobile devices, taking a screenshot is the easiest way to capture someone’s profile picture on Discord.

The steps are:

  • Open the Discord app on your iPhone or Android phone
  • Go to the user’s profile whose picture you want
  • Take a screenshot by pressing the Volume Down + Power button (Android) or Side button + Volume Up (iPhone)
  • The screenshot with the profile picture will be saved to your Photos app
  • You can crop the image to only keep the profile picture

However, this method does not give you the high-quality version.

Important Things to Keep in Mind

When using any workaround method to save someone else’s Discord profile picture, please keep in mind:

  • Ask for consent from the user before taking their picture
  • Don’t misuse the picture for impersonation or harassment
  • Provide credits if you share the picture anywhere
  • Double check you have the right person’s image
  • Stay updated on Discord’s terms of service

As long as you follow these rules, you should be able to save profile pictures without issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions about saving Discord profile pictures:

Why can’t I directly save a profile picture on Discord?

Discord likely disables this ability to prevent misuse of other users’ pictures. The workaround methods take advantage of Discord’s CDN rather than an intended feature.

Do the methods work on mobile?

The Discord bot method works seamlessly on mobile. The Inspect Element method only works on the desktop site. You can take screenshots on mobile but they won’t be high quality.

Is this allowed by Discord?

There’s no official rule prohibiting the use of workarounds to save profile pictures. As long as you follow the guidelines, it should be fine. Don’t misuse or distribute pictures without consent.

What is the best format to save the picture?

PNG is the best format to preserve quality. Some methods may save the picture as JPG or WEBP – you can convert them to PNG later.


I hope this guide has helped you understand the various methods to save someone else’s Discord profile picture properly. While Discord doesn’t have an intended feature for this, several workarounds using Inspect Element, bots, and third-party tools make it possible to download any user’s profile photo.

Remember to use this ability judiciously! Always ask for consent, provide credits, and do not misuse someone’s profile picture without their permission.

Let me know if you have any other questions in the comments!