While Discord is one of the best communication tools for gamers and others who want to communicate, it isn’t without its quirks. Occasionally, users have found that they are unable to change their Discord avatar. This is typically due to two reasons that we will discuss in this post.
Changed Discord Avatar Too Many Times
The most common reason why users haven’t been able to change their avatar on Discord is that they have changed it too many times in short succession. You are allowed to change it twice within a few minutes, but you will be locked out on the third change.
You can change your profile pic twice before being rate limited just in case you choose the wrong pic! Also what OS and OS version are you using when you're trying to change your avatar?— Discord (@discord) February 20, 2018
All you have to do if you find yourself in this situation is to wait for a few minutes. At that point, you will be given the option to change your profile picture again to whatever you wish. Just remember that you will only be able to change it twice very quickly.
There is currently no way to get around this feature. Even Discord nitro users have a limit on how often they can change their profile image. Discord hasn’t announced any changes to its platform at this time.
Can’t Change Discord Profile Image Because of OneDrive
Another common issue that some Discord users have faced is not being able to add an avatar until they have disabled (or even uninstalled) OneDrive or a Firewall. You can also try to move the image to your hard drive and upload it from there.
This can be a frustrating issue, especially for those who wish to change their Discord image frequently. OneDrive will also occasionally prevent you from uploading images to the platform in general.
While not being able to change your avatar can be frustrating, we hope that these tips have helped. In the future, Discord may address these issues, making it easier for users to use each feature easily.