Can You Change Your PFP for Only One Server on Discord?


Larry Thompson

Can You Change Your PFP for Only One Server on Discord?

Discord is a popular communication platform used by gamers, communities, and businesses alike. One of the key features of Discord is the ability to customize your profile picture or avatar, commonly known as a ‘PFP’.

But can you change your PFP for only one server on Discord? Let’s find out!

Understanding Discord Profile Pictures

Before we dive into the specifics of changing your PFP for a single server, let’s understand how Discord profile pictures work. When you set a profile picture on Discord, it becomes your default avatar visible to all users across all servers you are a part of. This means that any changes made to your PFP will be reflected globally.

The Role of Server-Specific Roles

To change your PFP for only one server on Discord, you need to leverage the power of server-specific roles. Roles allow server administrators to assign custom permissions and settings to individual members or groups within a server.

To get started, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the desired server where you want to change your PFP.
  2. Click on the server name at the top-left corner of the screen to open the drop-down menu.
  3. Select “Server Settings” from the menu.
  4. In the left sidebar, click on “Roles.”
  5. Click on the “+” button in the top-right corner to create a new role specifically for changing PFPs.
  6. Name the role appropriately (e.g., “Custom PFP”) and assign it a distinct color if desired.
  7. Under “Permissions,” make sure that only this role has permission to change avatars.
  8. Save the role and close the server settings menu.

Now that you have created a server-specific role, it’s time to assign it to yourself or other members who should have the ability to change their PFP within that server.

Assigning the Role and Changing Your PFP

To assign the role and change your PFP, follow these steps:

  1. Go back to the server where you created the custom role.
  2. Click on your username in the right sidebar to open your user settings.
  3. Select “Roles” from the menu on the left.
  4. In the “Roles” section, find and select the custom role you created earlier (e., “Custom PFP”).
  5. Close your user settings by clicking outside of the menu.
  6. Navigate back to your profile page by clicking on your username again.
  7. Click on your current PFP to open up a new window with options for changing it.
  8. Select a new image from your device or choose an avatar from Discord’s default options.
  9. Once you’ve made your selection, click “Save” or “Upload” to apply the changes only within this specific server.

A Note of Caution

Remember that changing your profile picture for a single server using this method will not affect your global Discord avatar. Any changes made using this process will only be visible within that particular server while keeping your default PFP intact in all other servers you are part of.

If you wish to revert back to your default avatar or make changes across all servers, you can simply follow the same process and select the appropriate options.


Although Discord does not provide a direct option to change your PFP for only one server, you can achieve this functionality by utilizing server-specific roles. By creating a custom role with the necessary permissions and assigning it to yourself or other members, you can have a unique profile picture within a specific server while maintaining your default avatar globally.

Now that you know how to change your PFP for only one server on Discord, go ahead and customize your appearance to make a statement in your favorite communities!

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