Improved Mobile Experience | Discord (2024)

Messages & Servers Tabs

Easily find your DMs in one place and server conversations in another.

Supercharged Search

We breathed some new life into our search to let you easily find people, media, links, and all of your past DMs in a flash.

Channel and G/DM Details

Quickly browse a channel or G/DM to see every member, shared media, links, pins, and more from a single location.

Better Notifications Tab

We simplified notifications to make it easier for you to keep up with the stuff you care most about like…notifications.

Search Your Settings

No more scrolling through every setting (unless that’s your thing) because now you can just use the new search bar instead!

Updated Themes

We made dark theme darker and added the new Midnight theme, which is pure black to save battery and go easy on your eyes.

Call It the YouTab

The You tab is your dedicated space to view and customize how you appear to others on Discord.

Message Previews

Make every unread DM a total surprise when you turn off message previews for added privacy and a more simplified chat look.

New Voice & Video

We updated the UI and interactions for voice and video calls to make the space more cozy for you and your friends.

Active Now

See what your friends are up to in real time and hop in to join them. Maybe they're listening to music, playing a game, or just chilling in a voice channel.

Favorite g/DMs

Press and hold a G/DM then tap "Favorite" and it will always show up at the top of your Messages tab.

Favorite Channels

Add your fav channel (hello #Panda-Facts) to your “Favorites” and it will always be at the top of that server’s channels.

Faster GDM Creation

Not only will we let you know if you already have an existing G/DM when adding a friend, we also made it faster and easier!

Activities in G/DMs

You can now launch Activities in voice calls in G/DMs for even more ways to have fun with friends.


We added swipe-to-reply for faster comebacks, wittier retorts, rapid rejoinders, ridiculous ripostes, and quicker quips.

New Icons

We gave the in-app icons a refresh and added a ton of new ones, including some that are animated. That’s pretty neat.

Meme More with Remix

Remix gives you the power to meme whatever you want by adding text, drawings, emoji, and stickers to images and videos.

Hello Voice Messages

Say more with voice messages: Just tap, hold to record, and release to send a voice message.

File Upload Limit Increase

The free file upload limit has been raised from 8 MB to 25 MB. Let those GIFs fly free.

File Upload on iOS

iOS users can now easily upload and share files directly from their mobile devices.

Custom Video Quality

You can now choose the default quality of your video uploads and Discord will automatically compress them.

Data Saving Mode

Use this setting to send media files in lower quality and reduce data usage on your cellular plan.

Media Picker

We upgraded the media picker so it's easier to see multiple photos at once and upload files.

Media Upload Previews

Now you see your media uploading the way it will appear once it's sent, with a progress indicator. That’s progress!

Media Grid

Media files will now appear in a nice, neat grid that you can open and swipe through at your leisure.

Silent Messages

Add @silent at the very beginning of your message to send it without any push or desktop notifications. Shhh.

New Link Embeds

Embedded channel links now look like, well, embedded channel links.

Improved Media Embeds

You can now load and play your favorite YouTube and Spotify videos without ever leaving the Discord app. YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE!

Faster Launch Time

Through multiple updates this year, we reduced app open time by 55% on Android and 43% on iOS so you can get to chatting faster.

Improved Stability

We’ve made the app more reliable by fixing several issues that were causing the app to crash, which we hope no one misses.

Message Caching

Your device will store up to 700 recent messages in channels/DMs so that conversations are available as soon as you open the app.

Background Refresh

We sync new messages in the background so you’re up to date with your friends’ latest conversations when you open Discord.

Auto-Pause Video

When you’re on a voice call and bandwidth is spotty, Discord will automatically turn off video to maintain a smoother call.

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Improved Mobile Experience | Discord (2024)


Improved Mobile Experience | Discord? ›

Late last year, we rebuilt our mobile app to help make talking with your friends way faster, way smoother, and way easier. The UI was streamlined to help you see what they're up to, start or join group chats faster, and we even added new ways to make Discord your own (you're finally official, OLED theme!).

Will Discord send you a DM warning if you break a rule? ›

Users who break the rules will receive a system direct message (DM) from Discord letting them know they received a violation. Users will receive a DM each time they break our rules. Within the DM, users will see a card that summarizes the violation.

Why did Discord update mobile? ›

The new mobile design aims to simplify and improve the Discord experience for everyone by creating a more organized, streamlined, and better-looking mobile app that helps you get to your chats quickly and easily.

Is the Discord app safe? ›

With the right privacy settings and monitoring, it's easy to use Discord safely. However, there's always a risk when it comes to sites and apps with open chat. The safest way to use Discord is to only accept friend requests and participate in private servers with people you already know.

Is Discord safe for kids? ›

The answer to this question ultimately depends on how you and your child use the platform. By setting boundaries, having open conversations, and monitoring their activity, Discord can be a relatively safe place for kids and teens to connect with friends and engage in shared interests.

Is harassment on Discord illegal? ›

We have a strict policy against any form of threats towards others. This includes threats of physical attacks, emotional suffering, reputational damage, and any hostile actions intended to cause pain, loss, or injury. We may escalate threats to law enforcement if we believe it is required to prevent immediate harm.

Does Discord report illegal activity? ›

If your data request places Discord on notice of an ongoing or prior violation of our Terms of Service, Community Guidelines or other policies, we may take action to prevent further abuse, including account termination and other actions that may notify the user that we are aware of their misconduct.

Why does Discord want my phone? ›

Discord uses your phone number for safety and security purposes.

Why is Discord mobile different? ›

Late last year, we rebuilt our mobile app to help make talking with your friends way faster, way smoother, and way easier. The UI was streamlined to help you see what they're up to, start or join group chats faster, and we even added new ways to make Discord your own (you're finally official, OLED theme!).

Why is Discord 17+ now? ›

Discord's Terms of Service requires people to be over a minimum age to access our app or website, so we are introducing a system to verify that users satisfy that minimum age requirement. We do this to keep our users safe and ensure they don't encounter material that's not appropriate for them.

Is Discord a dating app? ›

Some servers even have features that let people “blind match” or speed date. Some people say they like Discord over typical dating apps because you're not forced to like or reject people on the spot. There's also no pressure to talk all the time.

Is Discord safe in 2024? ›

Discord is largely a safe place for kids if they're just using it to chat with friends they already know in real life. However, public community servers (and particularly those in the Discovery tab) can be harmful for teens. Don't provide your payment information.

What is the 13 rule on Discord? ›

NSFW channels will be invisible to people under 13 years old and kids cannot send friend requests without their parent's permission. Also, kids cannot chat in voice channels except with their friends and bots.

Is it illegal for a 12 year old to be on Discord? ›

The COPPA rule says a child can be under 13, as long as they have parental permission and supervision, with the guardian having full management of the account.

What happens if an 11 year old is on Discord? ›

If a user is reported as being under 13, Discord will lock the user out of their account until they can verify their age with an official ID.

Does Discord give you warnings? ›

Discord Official Messages are messages that we send to alert you of an account issue. These messages can range from a variety of Payment issues, Support Ticket Updates, and ToS Violation Warnings.

Does Discord notify a ban? ›

When you are banned from a Discord server for any reason, no notification is displayed with the reason for the ban (if there is a reason).

Is it against Discord rules to DM advertise? ›

On the discord Tos it's said : You may use the Service to send messages to other users of the Service. You agree that your use of the Service will not include sending unsolicited marketing messages or broadcasts (i.e., spam).

What happens if your message gets reported on Discord? ›

When we become aware of content that violates our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service, our Safety team reviews and takes the necessary enforcement actions, including: disabling accounts, removing servers, and when appropriate, engaging with the proper authorities.


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