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How to Change Discord Background

How to Change Discord Background on Windows 11

Most users know that they can customize Discord's appearance by switching between dark and light modes. However, if you want a custom Discord background or theme, you can add it using BetterDiscord. Read this article to find out how.

How to Change Discord Background

If you're bored of seeing Discord in its default dark theme, you can switch it up with light mode. But that's all that Discord can offer you. If you want to customize your Discord experience, you can do that with themes from BetterDiscord.

BetterDiscord is a third-party app that allows users to add plugins and themes to Discord. Plugins add additional functions and features, while themes change how Discord looks.

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Method 1. Change the Default Discord Theme

When you install Discord, it's set to the default dark mode. However, the app allows you to switch to light mode. The instructions below show how you can switch to light mode.

Click User Settings

1. Open Discord and click User Settings.

Select Appearance and tick Light

2. Select Appearance in the left pane.

3. Choose Light or Sync with computer.

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Method 2. Add Custom Theme Using BetterDiscord

Go to the BetterDiscord website

1. Open your web browser and go to the BetterDiscord website.

Click the Downoad button to get BetterDiscord

2. Click the Download button to download the installer.

Run the BetterDiscord setup

3. Navigate to your downloads folder and run the BetterDiscord setup.

Accept the license agreement and click Next

4. Accept the license agreement and click Next.

Select Install BetterDiscord and click Next

5. Select Install BetterDiscord and click Next.

Select your Discord version and click Install

6. Choose your Discord version and click Install.

Click Close

7. Click Close and go to the BetterDiscord website and download a theme.

Select Themes on the BetterDiscord website

8. On the BetterDiscord website, click Themes in the menu bar.

Select and download a theme

9. Select a theme and click the Download button.

Select User Settings in Discord

10. Open Discord and select User Settings.

Open the Themes folder

11. Scroll down and, under the BetterDiscord section, select Themes.

12. Click Open Themes Folder.

Mode the downloaded theme to the Discord themes folder

13. Move the downloaded theme to the BetterDiscord themes folder.

Toggle the slider next to the theme to enable it

14. Get back to the Discord app. The copied theme will automatically appear in the themes list.

15. Toggle the slider next to the theme to enable it.

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