Messaging app Discord has added the ability to customize your profile just a little bit more than you could before: on the desktop version of the app, you can now fill in a short “About Me” blurb, and, if you have Discord’s premium Nitro subscription, you can add a banner image to your profile. Discord says it added these custom profiles on June 24th. I first noticed the change on Wednesday, but I haven’t opened the app for a little while.
To make the changes, at least on the Mac version of the app, click on the User Settings gear, then the “User Profile” section. (That section had a bright red “New!” alert on it when I first opened up Discord settings.) From there, you can write a 190-character blurb about yourself (which can include markdown and links if you want), and Nitro subscribers can add a banner image in the form of a PNG, JPG, or an animated GIF.
Then, when someone clicks on your name in a server that you’re in, they’ll see your “About Me” bio and banner image if you’ve set them. The banner image defaults to a color that matches the color of their profile picture, according to Discord.
The feature is live for all Discord users on desktop. You can view the custom profiles on mobile, but you can’t edit them just yet — though that is coming “very soon,” Discord tells The Stock Market Pioneer.
On Wednesday, Discord added another new feature that is currently rolling out: stickers or large animated emoji. Custom sticker packs can be added to servers that have been boosted (which means they are supported by members via direct monthly payments or through free boosts included in a Nitro subscription) past level one, and Nitro subscribers will have access to 300 Discord-made stickers they can use across the platform.
Update June 30th, 8:25PM ET: Added details shared by Discord.