How Do I Add a GIF to a Discord Server Icon?


Scott Campbell

Welcome to this tutorial on how to add a GIF to a Discord server icon! Discord is a popular communication platform for gamers and communities, and adding a GIF to your server icon can add some flair and personality. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to accomplish this.

Step 1: Find or Create a GIF

Before we begin, you’ll need a GIF that you want to use as your server icon. You can create your own using tools like Adobe Photoshop or find one online from various GIF repositories. Make sure the GIF represents your server’s theme or branding.

Step 2: Convert the GIF to an Image File

In order to use the GIF as a Discord server icon, we need to convert it into an image file format. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the GIF in an Image Editor: Use an image editing software like Photoshop or free online tools.
  2. Export as Image: Save the file as a PNG or JPEG image.

Note: Ensure that the exported image maintains the animation of the original GIF.

Step 3: Accessing Server Settings

To change the server icon on Discord, you need administrative access or have permissions from an administrator. Follow these steps:

  1. Select Your Server: Open Discord and navigate to your desired server.
  2. Access Server Settings: Click on the server name located at the top-left corner of your screen, then click “Server Settings”.

Step 4: Changing Server Icon

To change the server icon with your converted GIF, follow these instructions:

  1. Open Server Overview: In the Server Settings menu, click on “Overview”.
  2. Change Icon: Under the “Server Details” section, you’ll find the current server icon. Click on it to open the icon upload dialog.
  3. Select Your Converted GIF: Choose the converted image file from your computer and click “Open”.
  4. Apply Changes: Finally, click “Save Changes” to update your server icon.

Step 5: Verify and Enjoy

Your new GIF server icon should now be visible to all members of your Discord server. Make sure to check it out by refreshing your Discord client or asking other members for confirmation.

Tips and Considerations

  • GIF Size Limit: Keep in mind that Discord has a maximum file size limit for server icons (which includes GIFs). Ensure that your GIF is within this limit.
  • GIF Resolution: To maintain good image quality, it’s recommended to use a high-resolution GIF that fits well within the circular shape of a Discord server icon.
  • GIF Optimization: If your GIF is too large, consider optimizing it using online tools or software to reduce its file size without significant loss in quality.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to add a GIF to a Discord server icon. Now go ahead and personalize your server with an animated touch!

I hope you found this tutorial helpful. Happy gaming and chatting on Discord!

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