Emerging as an instant messaging app, Discord has been the only triumphant that managed to crush its predecessors and united the world’s largest gaming community that was once severed by those platforms that came before. A digital distribution platform teeming with 250 million users would not have been possible if all the primary focus had not concentrated upon efficient communication services, persistent chat rooms, and integrations with other gaming services.
Among all those unparalleled features, the profile system is the prime one. Well, you don’t value it? Come on bro, it’s the essence of your online personality and character!!! You can’t shatter your image unless you’re an idiot!!! What good can be a social platform if not packaged with the best profile system?
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Profile System of Discord
It’s not your whole profile, but the username and profile pic that defines you. Well, Discord would not allow messing with usernames too often. But for the profile pic, Discord’s been a flexible one for a very long time until the appearance of the damn cooldown feature.
As stated officially by Discord Developers on Twitter, it is not the numbers but the rate that is limited, so that Profile pic can be changed twice in a duration of 10 minutes before being held in Dark Cooldown till the end of this 10 minutes duration.
The need for Cooldown Feature
After every successive change in Avatar, the constant need of implementing changes in your friend’s device and in all servers you have joined is troublesome for the Discord servers. Successive changes in Avatar over a short duration may cause confusion of servers. Fearing such a problematic situation, Discord got patched up with Cooldown Feature.
How to Fix You are changing your avatar too fast. Try again later
Stuck with a flawy resized, cropped, or a white-bordered Avatar just throwing off your Profile’s worth? Don’t agitate yourself over this matter, as I have got just the right elixir for your pain.
1. Hold yourself back for a while
If you have committed the same mistake of repeatedly changing Avatars in a very short span, you are going to repent for the next 10 minutes of holding yourself back from another attempt. You possibly can’t cure it before a cooldown time of 10 minutes, so you must endure it. If the Gods ever grant you patience, you will surely foresee the time when no longer will be the damn error” You are changing your avatar too fast”
2. Plan before you do
Accepting the fact that almost all photos are square but Avatars are rounded, one may update a wrong Avatar, cropped or resized mistakenly. You will get forced to edit it, but if you do too many flawed attempts at once, you may get stuck with the error message.
So, it would be wise to plan your Avatar ahead of time and before going after that critical SAVE Button, make sure that you have the right pic updated, cropped and placed perfectly.
3. Ever thought you would kill bugs by Restarting!!!
If you are certain that the error is appearing because of some error and you have waited for more than enough time for an expected cooldown, restart your System as it will bury a dozen of errors and bugs into the graves of nowhere.
4. A fresh start may be the cure!!!
If you still can’t get past the wicked error, it seems that your application has got corrupted or bugged. Want to get restore peace back, get rid of the old broken application. Begin a new journey on a fresh installation of Discord Application with the same old profile.
Go on, replace your tattered Avatar with a new one!!!