Have you ever encountered the “Discord Upload Failed” message, and do not know what to do? You are trying to upload an important media file necessary to the core, but getting error messages. Worry not! For, I am here to discuss various strategies (read: solutions) that you can adopt to get over this issue. So, get ready to book this train with me that will take us through quite a number of ideas to make our life easier. Let’s get started right away then.
Discord Upload Failed — Various Fixes ~~> ~~>
Check Instagram Servers ~~~>
Discord Servers may be down, thus hampering your normal use of the various features of Discord. So, you must check the status of the servers before opting for any other fix. Here’s what you need to do:
- Open your preferred browser.
- Search for the downdetector site.
- Type a question like “Is Discord down” and you will be able to the status in your region.
- If indeed there is a server outage in your region, all you can do is wait till the servers begin responding.
Check your Network Connection ~~>
Discord needs a good internet connection to work properly. You need to make sure that your internet connection is strong before you begin to upload any media file. So, you may do well to check if your router, modem, and hubs are functioning well. Furthermore, to check your internet connection:
- Open your browser.
- Go to the fast.com or the ookla website.
- Thereafter, run a speed test therein to get the proper network speed status.
Update Discord Client
As with any software, bugs are inevitable and annoying for both users and developers. Fortunately, there are developers that help fix these with newer updates. Therefore, it’s a good idea to keep your Discord client updated to make sure you have the latest bug fixes and features.
In Discord, the download and update buttons are located at the top right of the client (the green download arrow). After the client is updated it will restart and you will get the newest version and hopefully that fixes the issue for good.
Restart your Device
Restarting your device will clear the RAM and the system will start over, free of any possible errors. By the way, rebooting your device is also recommended by Discord itself. So, try this method as one of the foremost methods to resolve your issue.
- Press and hold the power button for a while.
- Thereafter, from the menu select the Restart option.
- That’s it! Now you can try uploading again on Discord and hopefully you will succeed this time.
Try Discord Web
In the past, there have been reports of users who were unable to upload images using the Discord client – the version of Discord installed on your device. However, those having problems with the Discord client can upload the same file using the web version of Discord. You can access the web browser version after logging in with your credentials.
This rather strange circumstance can be attributed to a possible bug in the client version of Discord, which has not been fixed yet. Conversely, it might not be present in the web browser version.
Are you uploading a file with the right size?
The most common reason for a failed upload on Discord is files that exceed the platform’s size limit. On free accounts, Discord only allows you to upload a file with a maximum size of 8 MB.
Note: You can increase the upload size to 100 MB if you sign up for Discord Nitro.
If you want to share large files with your friends or colleagues, it is best to upload them to a cloud storage like Google Drive and share the link on your Discord server.
Change your Server Region
As of 18th April 2021, Discord has started rolling out a language region update that will automatically determine the best server region. Your server may no longer have the option to change the server region. So, if you are only having problems chatting on certain servers and are not having problems with direct messaging, the obstacle could be the guild’s server location.
If you have never set up a guild before, the server location can be configured to best suit the needs of those who use the server frequently. Of course, to change the guild’s server location, you must be either an admin or moderator with guild privileges. Here is how you can change your server location:
- Click on the server dropdown > Select “Server Settings” > Overview
- Now, use the dropdown menu to change the server location under Server Region.
Note: Changing the server location to a server that is geographically closer to you will reduce latency and improve the stability of your connection.
Perform a Privacy Settings Check
In Discord’s settings menu, you’ll find a plethora of privacy settings, and for good reason. They are all there to protect you from receiving malicious files that may contain various malware or viruses that can cost you your valuable files or even your hard-earned money! Therefore, it is a good idea to take these security precautions when you use Discord to protect yourself additionally. But sometimes, these settings may interfere in your sending the file to a contact, such as:
- You do not share a server with the recipient and are not friends on Discord.
- DMs to strangers are disabled on the shared server.
- The recipient only accepts direct messages from friends.
- The recipient has blocked you.
How to enable DMs from server members
For a specific server:
- Click on the server dropdown > Go to Privacy Settings.
- Enable the Allow direct messages from server members option.
For new servers that you may join in future:
- Click User Settings icon > Tap on Privacy & Security
- Now, enable the Allow direct messages from server members option.
Take help of Discord Support
Have you tried all of the above solutions and the file still does not seem to be uploading? At this point, you may well be unable to resolve the issue yourself.
There are a variety of reasons why the problem is on Discord’s end. These include discrete errors related to very specific cases, problems with user accounts, or even problems with transferring files and messages on Discord servers.
So, since these are things we have no control over, I recommend you contact Discord support so that they can help you. Make sure you explain and explain your problem as well as you can.
WRAPPING UP !! ~~> ~~>
In this post, I think I have done well enough to have given you ample solutions to tide you over your issue of “Discord Upload Failed”. All the methods above are literally very simple and can be acted upon by anybody; even a beginner. So, try your hands on any of these quick fixes to resolve your issues. On that note, until the next time, see ya !! Goodbye !! ~~> ~~>
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