How to Change Your Discord Background

Are you looking for a way to change your background or theme in Discord? Here’s a step-by-step guide that shows you how to do it.

Discord is one of the most popular messaging apps where you’ll find servers dedicated to a variety of topics ranging from gaming to cryptocurrency and trading servers.

By default, Discord comes with a Light and Dark theme. The light theme features a plain white background whereas the dark theme changes the background to dark gray. You can switch between these two themes from the app’s settings which we’ll show later in this guide.

Apart from the default Discord themes, there are third-party apps that allow you to set your own custom theme. If you’ve grown tired of the light or dark themes, then you can spice it up a little bit by using third-party apps to change the Discord theme to a more exciting one.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

  1. How to Change the Background in Discord?
  2. How to Set a Custom Theme in Discord?

How to Change the Background in Discord?

1. Open Discord and click the gear icon at the bottom of the sidebar to open the app’s settings.

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2. Go to Appearance under App Settings.

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3. Under the Theme section, select the Dark or Light themes to change the background to dark gray or white color.

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How to Set a Custom Theme in Discord?

If you find the default dark and light themes boring and dull, then there is a way to set a custom theme using third-party apps. A great app for this purpose is BetterDiscord.

BetterDiscord is an open-source alternative app to Discord that comes with a bunch of new features, including the ability to apply custom themes to Discord using CSS. The website has a number of ready-made themes that you can download and apply to Discord. Moreover, if you have knowledge of CSS, you can even create your own themes with ease.

Here’s how you can use a custom theme in Discord using BetterDiscord:

1. Download the BetterDiscord app from the official website. It is compatible with both Windows and macOS.

2. Double-click the downloaded file to begin the installation process. On the Choose an Action step, select Install BetterDiscord.

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3. Next, it prompts you to select your Discord version. Choose the version that’s installed on your computer and click Install.

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4. The installation will now begin and once completed, Discord will launch automatically and display BetterDiscord’s changelog. This is an indication that the plugin has been installed successfully.

You now have to download a theme to apply to Discord. To do so, go back to BetterDiscord’s website and head to the Themes page. Here you’ll find a collection of ready-made themes that are available for download. Find your favorite theme and click the Download button.

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5. Open the downloaded file with a text editor and copy the entire content.

6. Now head back to Discord and click the gear icon at the bottom of the sidebar to open the app’s settings.

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7. From the setting’s sidebar, click Custom CSS under the BetterDiscord section. This opens up the CSS editor. Now paste the content that you copied earlier into the CSS editor.

8. Click the update icon and Discord will refresh to display the new theme.

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The process is quite simple and straightforward. If you want to switch to a different theme, then you simply need to download a new theme and paste the theme’s CSS content into the CSS editor to update the theme.

Apart from themes, BetterDiscord also allows you to install plugins. From the website’s Plugins, you’ll find a range of amazing plugins that bring new features to Discord, such as the total time you’ve spent in a current voice chat, translate messages on the go, creation date of an account, and much more.

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Ali Mahdi

Ali Mahdi is the founder of CyberTips and a seasoned software developer. His expertise lies in programming, cryptocurrency trading, and social media marketing. In addition to CyberTips, Ali has written for other prominent blogs in the past for 5+ years, including iDrop News, Redmond Pie, iPhone Hacks, and iDownloadBlog.