How To Update Discord

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As with most applications, keeping Discord updated means it will (generally) be better optimized to work on your device, have fewer bugs, and be more protected against malicious software. Depending on the size of the update and the speed of your internet, updates can take just a few minutes or many times this.

There is no specific button you can click on to update Discord whilst in the application, instead the process is automatic. You can however use the following methods to prompt Discord to update itself.

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Method

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How To Update Discord On Launch

Discord should check for updates automatically each time it is launched. The issue is that many users don’t often close the application or shut down their PC / Mac / other device in order to allow Discord to be launched again and this process to happen. Follow the below steps to make sure the update has occurred.

1

Open the Discord app.

Discord shortcut

2

Allow Discord to check for updates.

Discord checking for updates

3

Assuming there is an update (there may not be), the client will download and install them.

Discord installing updates

4

If the application has updated, you should see a change log/new features list pop up on your screen.

Discord change log
Method

2

How To Update Discord While Running

Whilst restarting Discord is a more sure-fire way of checking for updates, you do not actually need to close and relaunch Discord to do this. Follow the below steps to prompt Discord to check for updates while it is still running. Note however that these updates will not actually install until you close down and then re-open Discord anyway, so you may just want to follow the first method.

1

Maximize the Discord app window.

maximise Discord window

2

Press Ctrl+R on your keyboard.

ctrlr keys

3

Discord’s user interface should refresh and reload.

Discord refreshing

4

If there are updates available, the application should detect and download them.

Discord checking for updates

5

When you next close down and then re-open the app, Discord will install the update.

Discord installing updates

Discord Update Failure

On occasion the normal update procedure for Discord may not work and the software can get stuck in a loop trying to update itself. If you find you are having this problem, please read our handy guide on what to do if Discord is not updating.

 

Conclusion

This has been our How-To Guide on how to update Discord. We hope this has given you all the information you needed. If you have more question or are just interested in learning more about Discord, please take a look at the other articles from WePC covering all things Discord related.