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To ensure Discord keeps providing you with the smoothest experience possible, keep the app up to date on all your devices. We’ll show you how to update Discord on your Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

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Why Update Discord?

When you update Discord, you get bug fixes, performance improvements, and sometimes even new features. An update is supposed to enhance your experience with the app, and this is exactly what Discord updates do.

Discord updates are free and easy to download on all of the compatible platforms.

Update Discord on Windows and Mac

To update Discord on your Windows or Mac computer, all you have to do is close the app and then reopen it.

First, exit out of the Discord app on your Windows or Mac computer. Make sure the app is fully closed.

Close the Discord app.

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Then, reopen Discord on your computer. To do so, on Windows, open the “Start” menu, search for “Discord”, and click the app. On Mac, open Spotlight by pressing Command+Spacebar, type “Discord”, and select the app in the search results.

Launch the Discord app.

When Discord opens, it will automatically check for new updates. If an update is available, it will download and install it for you.

Update the Discord app.

And that’s it. You are now running the latest version of Discord on your computer.

On a related note, if you wish to check for updates while Discord is running, press Ctrl+R (Windows) or Command+R (Mac) to check for updates. But, note that the updates will only be installed when you close and reopen Discord.

Update Discord on Linux

On a Linux computer, you can update Discord just like on Windows and Mac by closing and reopening the app, described above. If you never get updates this way, though, you can try downloading the latest version of the app from its official site.

To do that, open a web browser on your computer and launch the Discord download site. There, under “Linux,” select Download > DEB for Debian-based distributions or tar.gz for others.

Select Linux > Download > DEB on the Discord download site.

Use the downloaded file to install the updated Discord app on your computer.

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Update Discord on Android

On your Android phone, you receive Discord updates via the Google Play Store.

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To update the app, first, open Google Play Store on your phone. There, tap the search box at the top and type “Discord”.

Search for "Discord" on Play Store.

From the search results, select “Discord.”

Tap "Discord" in the search results.

On the “Discord” page, tap “Update” to update the app. If you do not see this option, you are already running the latest version of the app.

Tap "Update" on the "Discord" app page.

And you’re all set.

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Update Discord on iPhone and iPad

On an iPhone and iPad, use the official Apple App Store to update your apps, including Discord.

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To start, open the App Store on your phone. At the bottom, tap the “Updates” tab.

Tap the "Updates" tab in the App Store.

On the “Updates” page, find Discord and tap “Update” next to it. If you do not see Discord on the list, you do not have any updates available for it.

Tap "Update" next to Discord.

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In addition to Discord, make sure you are keeping your iPhone or iPad up to date as well. It’s easy to update both of these devices.

And that’s how you enjoy the most recent version of Discord on both your desktop and mobile devices.


Using a Windows 11 PC? Make sure you are keeping your PC up to date as well.

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