For those who use Discord daily, it might not feel uncommon to see an error prompt whenever you try to share some pictures or files with some friends.
The error prompt in question is of the maximum size limit that you can upload to channels or chat as it only lets you upload in 8 Megabytes (MB) of size max unless you are opting for Discord nitro.
Worry not, however, as the Discord upload limit has now been increased to 25 MB in size starting todayー even for non-nitro users.
The complaints on Discord upload size limit have been around forever and it has been a major inconvenience since then as users are forced to do workarounds just to share stuff with friends.
An 8 MB file limit size is just too small for 2023 standards considering even taking a game screenshot in 1440p on some games took half of the limit size already let alone trying to share videos or anything else.
A site such as 8mb.video used to be a good workaround to compress videos however it is unfortunately not available to all regions as the site limits its audiences.
Therefore, it left only one viable option to those who can’t be bothered or are unable to take an extra step which is to pay for a Discord nitro subscription which even then, only has a 100 MB file size limit.
Fortunately, it changed today as now non-nitro users have 1/4th upload ability of what nitro users could doー well used to be could at least. Granted, this isn’t much of a surprise for some as this feature has been teased since September 2022 on beta.
We mentioned “used to” earlier as nitro users can also rejoice as Discord now lets you upload up to 500 MB files in size!
The file size limit on Discord has been an issue for a really long time as 8 MB just wasn’t cut for 2023 standards.
This changes today with Discord increasing its limit to 25 MB and 500 MB to nitro users.
The update can also be felt by Discord web users. To do that you have to Discord login on its official website and opt to “open discord in your browser” instead of “download for windows”.