Discord not working? See other users’ reports
In the chart you can see the reported Discord outages and errors, both in the app and the web version. If Discord isn’t working for you, or you’re experiencing errors that make the service essentially unusable, use the button above the chart to let others know they’re not alone.
Then if you have a specific problem, let them know in the comments at the bottom of the page. Other users who may have also encountered the problem and know what’s behind it can help.
Reporting services that aren’t working also helps other users who know that the fault isn’t with their device, so they don’t have to try to fix it by turning off other apps or changing various settings.
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Quick check for Discord.com availability
Here you can check the availability of “https://discord.com/”, where Discord works in web form, and where you can also download the app for various devices.
The check will be successful if we can connect to the website that loads within a few seconds after clicking the button. If the site returns an error or the connection takes too long, the check will fail.
Please note that we only check the functioning and loading of the website itself, not the applications. Similarly, we do not check that all Discord features work as they should. So if the site loads, but you can’t send or receive messages, for example, the check will succeed even though the service is actually buggy.
So if you encounter an error on an otherwise functional site, please let us know about it using the button at the top of this page, and you can describe the error in more detail in the comments below.
It’s also worth pointing out that checking the Discord site itself isn’t exactly the most convenient way to find out that something isn’t working, as typically outages are related to a feature, not completely crashed pages.
Thus, it’s better to monitor other users’ reported crashes and errors, as well as the responses in the comments, which are more likely to show that the errors happened somewhere on Discord’s side, and thus the fault is not with your device.
Links to download the Discord app
Discord works on basically all operating systems, i.e. Windows PCs, Macs, Linux as well as mobile phones and tablets running Android or iOS.
So in practice, you can use Discord on virtually all operating systems with at least some use on your computer, mobile and tablet.
It is also possible to use the web version, which works directly in the web browser, i.e. without downloading anything.
You can find all the download links directly on the official website, where you just choose which device you use:
How to fix potential problems with Discord
Discord doesn’t crash that often, but it does happen now and then. Let’s look at a few possible reasons and solutions.
Some apps may stop working properly when you change the way you connect to the internet (for example, changing from mobile data to wi-fi or vice versa, or changing from one wi-fi network to another).
Discord typically doesn’t have a problem with this and everything continues to work, but if the app stopped working the moment you changed networks, this may be the cause.
The easy solution is to restart the app.
The Discord app is stuck
Some program jams happen, and it’s pretty normal. The ideal is to turn the app off and on. If it’s a more fundamental crash, you may need to restart the whole device.
Not at work or on public wi-fi?
Public or wi-fi networks at work, as well as work computers, can block various apps or sites. Typically these are social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, but of course they can also be apps like Discord that function primarily for communication.
The solution then is to use your own device and your own internet connection, typically your own phone with mobile data.
Discord just crashed and we need to wait for a fix
If nothing has helped, and especially if you can see in the graph of reported outages at the top of the page that other users are experiencing outages as well, it’s probably an outage directly on Discord’s side.
In practice, this means that there’s not much we can do about the problem and we’ll have to wait for a resolution, which can typically take on the order of hours.
For more information, here are also links to Discord itself and all of its official social profiles where you can find out more information.
Discord on Twitter
If the Discord app isn’t working or is experiencing a problem, you’ll probably hear about it on the official Twitter feed:
Alternatives for Discord
Discord can be used to communicate with individuals or as a community app. As far as the community is concerned, finding a reasonable alternative will be difficult here, since you are effectively cut off from communities for the duration of Discord’s disabling. In this case, it’s probably best to just wait until everything is fixed and everything is working.
So the alternatives are more in the realm of chat or voice chat, which offer other services as well, and where it’s not that difficult to pass on contact on an individual basis.
Messenger is a chat application under Facebook. On mobile phones and tablets it works as a standalone app, in the web version it is possible to use Messenger.com or Facebook.com directly.
It is one of the most used apps for sending messages, photos, gifs, videos or audio recordings.
For basic communication, it is more than enough. All you need is a Facebook account.
WhatsApp also belongs to Facebook and it’s the most used chat app in the world. Accounts work on a phone number level, but you can also download a PC app and link that to your phone.
WhatsApp offers basically everything you could want from a chat app, but it is mainly aimed at communicating with individuals or smaller groups, i.e. not as a community app.
Viber is another app you can use for chatting. You can run it on Android phones and tablets, iOS, Huawei phones or Windows PCs.
Skype is owned by Microsoft and is great for using voice or video calls.
You can download Skype to your PC and all slightly more modern smartphones.
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Discord is a platform for communication within communities, but also between individuals. It is possible to create open or closed rooms (Discord servers), which can also contain so-called bots that can automate user requests.