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How to set an Avatar on your ENS name

Connect to the ENS Manager App with the wallet set as Controller for the ENS name you want to manage and click Add/Edit Record

You have three options to set the image for the avatar record:

  1. A Web2 URL
  2. An Ethereum NFT
  3. A Decentralized link

Web2 URL

Many users like to use a Web2 link to their avatar image and often use Imgur for it. If you decide to use this method you need to make sure that you use a direct link to the image.

Make sure to right-click the image on the page and select Copy Image Link to get a direct link to the image instead of the default image landing page.

It should look something like this:


Keep in mind that you can't just append .jpg to the end of your link. You need to follow the instructions above to get the actual image link.

Ethereum NFT

It's possible to use an Ethereum NFT as an avatar. To set an NFT as your avatar you will need to create a properly formatted address for it. For that you will need these three things:

  • The NFT standard of your NFT: ERC-721 or ERC-1155
  • The NFT contract address
  • The NFT Token ID

All these can be found on the OpenSea page for your NFT under Details:

NFT Address formatting

The correct way to create an address for your NFT is:
eip155:1/NFT Standard:NFT Contract/Token ID

For the NFT standard ERC-721 or ERC-1155 should be written in lower case without the hyphen, like this: erc721 or erc1155

For example, the snow owl NFT set as the background of snowowl.eth has the following information:

NFT StandardERC-1155
NFT Contract0x495f947276749ce646f68ac8c248420045cb7b5e
Token ID33957215644767143600642543287284327726243903296732787683908170418684512174081

So the properly formatted address to it would look like this: eip155:1/erc1155:0x495f947276749ce646f68ac8c248420045cb7b5e/33957215644767143600642543287284327726243903296732787683908170418684512174081

It's possible to use a direct link to an image hosted on the following decentralized protocols:

IPFS / IPNSArweaveTor
Onion 3BzzSia

To use either of them set the Content record to the address including the protocol identifier, for example ipfs://QmZAP51BH6xqUbnoKerm9ymmFUY1kHUVoeAYKW14Vr8RpZ (An image of a snow owl)

Avatar is set

If you've followed the instructions and set the avatar successfully it will show in the ENS Manager App

The image on the avatar doesn't cover the entire background

In order for the image set as the avatar to cover the entire background it needs to be square. If the image appears on your avatar with a border on sides or on the top, that's because you've set an image that isn't square (of equal width and height).