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How to Inspect Element on Discord

Discord allows you to inspect elements.

There are multiple elements that you can inspect.

This includes profile pictures, profile banners, messages, and more.

By inspecting a profile picture on Discord, you’ll be able to copy its link.

After you’ve copied its link, you can go to it and save the image.

You can also prank your friends by changing their messages on Discord.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to inspect element on Discord (Windows and Mac) and how to change Discord messages with inspect element.

How to inspect element on Discord

To inspect element on Discord, you need to download Discord and press “CTRL” + “SHIFT” + “I” on your keyboard.

This will open the developer tools where you can inspect elements or use the console.

Navigate to the element that you want to inspect on Discord and click on the inspect element icon.

Next, click on the element that you want to inspect.

If you’re inspecting a profile picture, you can find its link by expanding its division tag followed by other tags.

After you’ve expanded its division tags, copy the link to the profile picture by highlighting it and pressing “CTRL” + “C” on your keyboard.

If you want to save the profile picture, go to the link, right-click the image, and click on “Save image as…”.

Here’s how to inspect element on Discord:

1. Download Discord

The first step is to download Discord on your computer.

Do not use the Discord mobile app as you cannot open the developer tools there.

To begin with, go to https://discord.com/.

If you’re using Windows, click on “Download for Windows”.

Once Discord is downloaded, open it and log in to your account.

2. Press “CTRL” + “SHIFT” + “I”

Inspect element on Discord

Now that you’re on Discord, you need to open the developer tools.

To open the developer tools on Discord (for Windows), press “CTRL” + “SHIFT” + “I” on your keyboard.

If you’re using Mac, press “Command” + “Option” + “I” on your keyboard.

Keep in mind that only the desktop version of Discord allows you to open the developer tools.

Hence, you cannot use the Discord mobile app.

3. Navigate to the element

Discord elements

After you’ve pressed “CTRL” + “SHIFT” + “I” on your keyboard, the developer tools will open.

Now, you’ll be able to inspect elements and use the console.

Since you’re looking to inspect an element, you need to navigate to the element that you want to inspect.

For example, if you want to inspect a profile picture on Discord, you need to click on the user’s profile on the right sidebar.

This will open the user’s profile which contains their profile banner and profile picture.

4. Inspect the element

Discord developer console

After you’ve navigated to the element that you want to inspect on Discord, you can now inspect it.

At the top of the developer tools, you’ll see an inspect element icon and a toggle device toolbar icon.

Click on the inspect element icon to start inspecting elements on Discord.

You can inspect elements such as profile banners, usernames, text, and more.

Now, you need to click on the element that you want to inspect.

For the purpose of this guide, we’ll inspect a profile picture.

Click on the profile picture to inspect it.

5. Copy the link to the element

How to copy the link to an element on Discord

After you’ve inspected the profile picture, its division will be highlighted in gray in the developer tools.

Now, you can copy the link to the profile picture.

To do so, you need to expand all of its tags.

This includes the division tag <div>, SVG tag <svg>, foreign object tag <foreignObject>, another division tag (div), and the image source tag <img src>.

After you’ve expanded the image source tag <img src>, you’ll be able to copy the link to the profile picture.

You can do so by highlighting the link and pressing “CTRL” + “C” on your keyboard.

To save the profile picture, go to the link, right-click the image, and click on “Save image as…”.

How to change Discord messages with inspect element

How to change Discord messages with inspect element

Here’s how to change Discord messages with inspect element:

  1. Open Discord on your computer and navigate to the message that you want to change.
  2. Press “CTRL” + “SHIFT” + “I” to open the developer tools.
  3. Click on the inspect element icon.
  4. Click on the message to inspect it.
  5. Change the message to any message and click anywhere on the screen to save it.

How do you inspect element on Discord Mac?

To inspect element on Discord Mac, you need to press “Command⌘” + “Option” + “I” on your keyboard.

This will open the developer tools on Discord.

Click on the inspect element icon on the developer tools.

Click on the element that you want to inspect to inspect it.

The element’s division will be highlighted in gray.

Conclusion

Inspecting elements on Discord is a great way to save profile pictures and change messages.

However, you need to be aware of scams.

Some scammers will ask you to open the console and paste a chunk of code there.

Do not do that as they might steal your data.

Hence, if you’re using the developer tools on Discord, it’s best that you stick with inspecting elements and avoid meddling with the console.

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