A popular messaging app primarily used by gaming communities, Discord has been around for years with features such as in-app streaming and custom scripts for your servers.
According to The Verge, Discord has added the ability for users to set unique profile pictures for each server that they’re on. As a result, users will tailor their look and nickname to each server in their list. What’s the catch? The Discord Nitro subscription service is required to use this new feature, but I think it’s finally worth it in this case.
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Subscribers who wish to take advantage of this new feature will need to go into the server’s settings page and find the “edit server profile” option, which combines the previous “change nickname” feature.
Nitro’s decision to lock the feature behind a subscription service is likely to be controversial, but at least it gives users another reason to subscribe beyond the rather middling perks the company otherwise offers.
While Nitro’s features are robust, they are not particularly noteworthy.
The options include custom emotes that can be used across servers and GIFs that can be used as emotes and profile pictures, as well as a promotional boost option that promotes a server when you’re going on a recruitment drive.
Opinion: A great feature that’s worth the Nitro sub?
Personally, I love that Discord now allows users to set unique profile pictures across all their servers, even if it requires them to subscribe to Discord Nitro. Many users are left with a bitter taste now that they’ll have to pay monthly for the feature. However, I think Discord Nitro finally has a feature worth subscribing to.
It’s certainly not the end of the world if you can’t access this feature. After all, a single profile image will suffice for all servers, but the ability to set individual avatars for different servers is more useful than it sounds, especially for gamers who like to add flare and personality to their online presence.
I play on a lot of different servers, including some for Final Fantasy 14, Guilty Gear Strive, Tekken 7 and The Legend of Zelda series, along with a few for use among close friends.
By changing your avatar based on individual servers, you not only get a more personalized Discord experience, but you may also be able to better integrate with the communities you join. In the case of FF14, a new player could set a unique profile picture showing their Warrior of Light, for example, or showcase their favorite character in a Super Smash Bros. match. The ultimate server.
It seems like such a simple feature Discord should already have. It has been possible to set unique nicknames between servers for quite some time now on the messaging app. The ability to set different avatars across servers is nice, as it gives me a bit of an incentive to join a boatload of new communities.