How to View Discord Profile Pictures

Discord is one of the most popular communication platforms among the gaming community. More than 19 million people are using it every day. Because of how many people use Discord, no wonder why millions and millions of messages are exchanged daily. 

If you’ve recently joined Discord, you might find it a bit difficult to get used to. At first, it does seem like there are countless options to choose from. So, it is easy to get lost. But, the moment you get the hang of it, you will realize how simple this platform really is. 

To make your life easier, we’ve decided to make the perfect guide for first-time users such as yourself. People that join Discord for the first time, want to customize their profile as soon as possible. They want to stand out so that their friends will find them easily. 

You can customize your profile, especially your profile picture. You can use whichever picture you like. But, there is one common question people often ask about profile pictures and that is “how do I see and zoom in my friend’s profile picture”? 

The Discord profile pictures are small. So, for those who wear glasses, it can be a bit difficult to see the picture. That’s why we made this guide for you. We will show you how to do two things:

  • How to view your friend’s profile picture up close.
  • How to view your own profile picture.

To do it, just follow these simple steps. It is easy. Here is what you should do. 

How to View Your Friend’s Profile Picture Up Close?

These pictures are so small, people often have trouble seeing them. Of course, it is understandable. They are tiny. If you want to see your friend’s profile picture, you will need a bigger version. That is why you can zoom them in, just a little bit. Here is how you can do it. 

Step 1

Go to your Discord profile. The first thing you will notice on the left is the friend list. The big round icons are your friend’s profile images. Every friend has their own profile picture. As you can see, they are very small. To see them up close, press on any of their profile pictures. 

Step 2

 A new menu will pop up. This is your friend’s profile menu. Go ahead and press on the same picture again. But, this time, when you head over to the picture with your mouse, you will see a new text pop up. The text is “View profile”. Press on it, a slightly bigger version of the picture. 

Step 3

On the left corner of the new menu, you can see your friend’s profile picture. This is the biggest version you can see. 


How to View Your Own Profile Picture?

Your discord profile picture is on the bottom left corner next to the microphone, headphones, and settings menu. Here you can see your picture. See the screenshot below. 

You can press on the profile picture to change it with any other picture you’d like. You can upload pictures from your computer and discord will automatically shrink them. 

That’s it! Now you know how to view profile pictures on Discord.


Discord is a very popular app. But, if you are new to the app, it can be a bit tricky at first to learn all its features. Well, this guide is perfect for those who never used discord before. The goal is to help you find yours and your friend’s profile pictures. It is very easy to do. Hopefully, you found this guide helpful.