New updates are being added to the bottom of this story…
Original story (from July 19) follows:
The past decade has seen the rise in social media platforms, platforms that are primarily geared towards connecting people over the internet. Instant messaging platforms like Telegram, WhatsApp are some of the most popular services on the planet today.
One other such platform is Discord. A VoIP, instant messaging, and digital distribution platform, Discord is designed for creating communities.
With this platform, users communicate with voice calls, video calls, text messaging, and media files in private chats or as part of communities called “servers”.
Like any other online platform, Discord is also privy to the occasional bugs, issues, glitches, and even outages that come with the online space. Today, it is coming to light that there are a few issues plaguing users of Discord.
According to a section of users on iOS, changing their Discord profile picture results in a blurry upload. This, therefore, results in their profile picture images appearing pixelated.
Why does my discord pfp look blurry? Tf. pic.twitter.com/RBYgux1Q9n
— Loyal👑 | CW: Castlevania (@loyal_king_art) July 19, 2021
hi there! so every image i choose for a Discord pfp on iOS comes out as extremely pixelated and blurry (despite it working just fine before?) and apparently many people are having this issue, is there any way to fix it?
DISCORD KEEPS MAKING MY ICON BLURRY.
discord FIX THE BLURRY PICTURES i just want to show off beomgyu
This issue seems to be prevalent among users of iOS and social media platforms are spewed with reports from users facing this issue on their Discord app.
Luckily, it looks like these reports have finally gotten to the relevant departments at Discord. The platform now says that this issue is known to them and they’re undertaking their investigations into the same.
Hey, thanks for writing in! Just to give you a heads up, this issue with changing/uploading profile pictures on iOS becoming blurry is currently a known issue that is on our team’s radar, and I want to reassure you that our team investigating this further and working on a fix.
With this, it is probably only a matter of time before it’s addressed by Discord so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb as we shall be on hand to report back as soon as that happens.
Update 1 (July 20)
IST 10:30 – We stumbled upon a couple of workarounds from random users on Twitter. We are not sure if these workarounds actually work, so don’t get your hopes high.
Q. Does anyone know how to fix the blurry discord pfp
A. doing it on PC worked for me
Try logging into discord through the browser and setting a profile picture from there. It worked for me.
Guys go to safari and change it there it worked for me
Update 2 (July 21)
About 9 hours back Discord’s official Twitter handle revealed they’ve fixed the pixelated profile picture issue on iOS.
We pushed out a fix for this, this morning! Please make sure you’re on the latest version of the app!
And if you take a quick look at the App Store, a new update (v83.0), with bug fixes was pushed for the Discord app on July 19.
But latest user reports convey the issue continues to persist despite installing the latest update (as can be seen on the comments on Discord’s fix released tweet and other user tweets).
Adding to the confusion, about 8 hours back, while responding to another user, Discord on Twitter said the fix is still incoming.
fix coming out real soon, i promise fam. just a little longer.
So it looks like they released an update, which didn’t resolve the issue, and they may push another update soon.
NOTE: We have these and many more Discord stories in our dedicated Discord section.
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