How to change Discord theme

If you’re not happy with your current theme on Discord, and you want to customize it according to your needs, keep reading. Currently, Discord allows you to switch between two modes; Dark theme and light theme. Here’s how to change the Discord theme by following some easy steps.

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Change Discord theme on web app quickly with easy steps

Let’s break it down in a few easy steps so that you can follow up. This is a step-by-step process for a Discord web app or desktop.

Step 1: First make sure that you’re logged in, or click on Login button (located at the top right corner of your screen) to log into your account.

Step 2: Head over to and click on Open Discord button.

Step 3: Click on the gear or settings button, located at the left bottom side of your screen (right next to your profile icon with microphone), or right mouse click on it for options.

Step 4: Select Appearance from the left-hand pane, under app settings header.

Step 5: You can see that there are different settings that you can change – Also, a small window of appearance just above that shows how changes will actually look.

Step 6: Click on Light checkbox or Dark checkbox (it’s up to you.)

Finally, you’re done!

There are a few appearance customization options that you can change as well. If you want to keep your Discord light, but its sidebar dark, then click on “light” theme and tap on “Dark sidebar” toggle button. You can also change the chat font size as well as space between message groups.

Change Discord theme on mobile (Android/ iOS)

If you’re using Discord on mobile, you would like to change its theme settings. Here’s how you can change the theme on Android or iOS systems.

Let’s go through some easy steps.

Step 1: Launch your Discord app on the phone.

Step 2: Login into your account, if you’re not already logged in.

Step 3: Click on the Settings menu, right next to your user profile with a microphone and speaker options.

Step 4: Locate the “Appearance” option and click on it.

Step 5: Now you can change your Discord theme by tapping on either “Dark” or “Light” mode.

And you’re done. That was pretty straightforward, right?

Custom themes for your Discord

Since Discord only comes with its two modes – Its default dark mode and light mode, you might want to change it to something cool that you like. However, all it requires you to download third-party software such as BetterDiscord. Let’s learn a quick step-by-step process.

Step 1: Close your Discord app if it’s running. Then, start downloading BetterDiscord on your system.

Step 2: Install it by following installation instructions and proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Join BetterDiscord server, and go over to #theme-repo channel. Select the theme that you’d like to be added to your Discord.

Step 4: Go to Discord settings, click on BetterDiscord, and then click “themes” to open the Theme folder.

Step 5: Click and drop the .theme.css file that you’ve just downloaded into the folder.

Step 6: Visit Discord again and press ctrl+r to refresh the page for the changes.

Step 7: Now go back to Settings, select BetterDiscord, and then Themes and select “enable the theme” option.

And that’s it! Enjoy your custom theme on Discord.