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Fix Discord Unable to Copy Image Preview

Fix Discord Unable to Copy Image Preview

Nowadays, people find bigger and better ways to hold engaging conversations with people online. Among applications like Skype or Zoom, there is a creative alternative that mixes together calling, video chatting, and messaging between groups. This platform is called Discord. Most of its users are tech-savvy Gen Z’ers and Millenials, and for good reason: because it is more than just a simple messaging app.

Discord allows people to share all kinds of conversations with each other in groups called servers, where users can join and leave calls or chats in seconds. This makes it an ideal social network platform for studying, playing video games, sharing content and growing a community, or even holding important team meetings.

As an important feature to any messaging app, Discord also allows its users to share media content such as videos and photos. However, there is a common error that occurs whenever users want to copy or save a sent image. In this article, we’ll be walking you through how to fix the “Unable to copy image preview” error on Discord, once and for all.

How to Fix Discord Unable To Copy Or Save Image Preview Error

The simple fix to the “Unable to copy image preview” error is to simply restart your Discord application. This bug also only seems to appear for Discord desktop or PC users, as well.

To restart your Discord application, you can either open up your task manager to end the application, or use the ALT + F4 key shortcut on your keyboard. This makes the program shut down. Once Discord is closed, you can boot up the application again.

For non-PC or desktop users, the same concept applies. Simply re-launch your application and open it again. Be sure to double-check if Discord is still running  in the background because this might impede on the error being fixed.

What if it doesn’t work?

If you’re still encountering issues with your Discord application when it comes to this error, there are other alternative solutions that you can try out.

Open the media that you want to save on your device. Right-click on it and select “Open link” from the pop-up menu. Doing this will make the photo open on a different browser tab. From there, you can right-click on the image again and save or copy it to your device.

This method allows you to save images indirectly from Discord, which can be your alternative fix whenever the error appears again.

Discord image preview not working

However, this method is not suitable for downloading multiple images quickly or at the same time. To do this, it’s better to attempt the first method again by restarting and booting up Discord again.


Though this Discord bug is easily fixable, it has yet to be resolved by the application’s developers. The best Discord users can do is to continue using and remembering these fixes until the developers of the app themselves can resolve it.