Discord Size Guide: How To Create Beautiful Discord Icons & Profil Pictures

Discord began in 2015 as a software that let friends voice chat with each other while playing video games together.

Now, it has grown far beyond its original scope, and offers a centralized hub for text, audio, and video chat functionality for any community that wants it.

Large community Discord servers have grown around many different games, meme culture, hobbies, and other topics. While video games remains the most popular topic for Discord communities, the applications are endless. You can boost your favourite servers by buying nitro.

If you’re thinking about starting your own community on Discord, you’ll need some visual assets if you want your server to have more than the blank default options for profile pictures or server logos.

Luckily, we have all the templates you’ll ever need to create your own versions of these assets right in Vectornator!

Discord Profile Picture Size

Your Discord profile picture (Discord PFP), also known as your Discord Avatar, is how the rest of the world will see you and interact with you while you’re using the platform.

Discord profile picture size


The recommended size for your discord profile picture is 128 x 128 pixels, but if you upload a larger one, Discord will cut it down to the proper size.

Remember - If you upload a square profile image, Discord will crop it to a circle, so keep that in mind when you’re choosing your image.

Discord Icon Size / Discord Server Logo

The last asset you’ll need to start your Discord server is a icon or also called discord server logo! Think of it as a profile picture or avatar for your server. This circular icon will appear in your community members’ sidebar, and anywhere else your server is displayed.

The best Discord server icon size is 512 x 512 pixels, which, as with the avatar image, gets cropped into a circle. Discord supports png, jpg, jpeg and even the gif format.

You can use Vectornator as your Discord icon maker, with our wide range of tools for logo design you will create your next discord icon fast and easily. If you just want to get a first idea you can also use this funny logo maker.

Discord Emoji size and dimensions

If you are running your own server, the Discordapp allows you to upload your own custom emoji icons to your server that your community members will be able to use to react to each other’s text comments.

The standard emoji size is quite small, at 32 x 32 pixels. But Discord allows you to upload an image up to 128 x 128 px, which it then resizes down to the standard size. Uploading a larger high-quality image is a good way to make sure that your emotes is of the highest possible quality. But no worries even if you don't have custom emojis yet, you can still send the standard emojis you know from Whatsapp on your android, iPhone and even on Desktop.

We’ve got a preset template for this in Vectornator. Just be sure to upload your image with a transparent background!

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