BetterDiscord is a simple add-on for the Discord software that allows users to customize every aspect to their liking. At first look, BetterDiscord is simply a tool to create or download custom themes, which feature customizable backgrounds, chat bubble patterns, user interface positioning, and text.
It appears to be a simple approach to change the layout and theme of your Discord app at first glance. BetterDiscord allows you to enhance your Discord experience and make it more personal.
Let's discuss how to set up BetterDiscord and maximize its functionality.
Before we begin installing BetterDiscord, we should note that it violates the Terms of Service for Discord. BetterDiscord users will not be banned from Discord; this is merely a precautionary action on Discord's part.
If you do not wish to write your own code, you can acquire and utilize themes and plugins created by the community. This is a security risk since users can introduce potentially malicious programs.
You should utilize BetterDiscord and community-made assets at your own risk, recognizing that you must be cautious about what you obtain from the majority of web locations where open-source assets can be downloaded.
BetterDiscord is simple and quick to install. Almost identical to receiving a new version of the Discord software. This indicates that Discord should already be installed on your computer. If you're new to Discord or merely want to hang out with the correct group, there are a number of fantastic techniques to locate the ideal community.
Please visit the BetterDiscord website. Simply click the "download" button on the homepage to access the file. After the download is complete, the installer can be executed.
The installer will first request that you accept its terms and conditions. Mark the box to indicate agreement, then click Next.
Then, you will be prompted to select the version of Discord to use by clicking one of the alternatives. We'll use ordinary Discord for this guide, so we'll click on Discord and then click Install. The installation shouldn't take too much time to complete. When you are finished, all you need to do is click the Close button.
BetterDiscord is now available for usage after configuration. Now, all you must do to proceed is launch the Discord software.
The best feature of BetterDiscord is that it makes it simple to customize the appearance of Discord. If you're weary of Discord's drab background, simplistic layout, and limited capabilities, BetterDiscord will allow you to alter these aspects.
When you launch Discord, a change log detailing the most recent BetterDiscord upgrade will be displayed. Typically, you click User Settings in the bottom-left corner to access BetterDiscord's configurations. There is a list of configuration tabs located on the left-hand side of the setup menu. You may find the BetterDiscord section of the page by scrolling all the way down to the bottom of the page.
Here, you may access and modify each of BetterDiscord's unique features. First, we will discuss the themes created by the community.
BetterDiscord's theme collection is quite simple to utilize. From their homepage, you may access a tab featuring community-made BetterDiscord themes. You may peruse their collection until you find something that interests you.
Once you've selected a theme you like, click Download. Maintain an open window to the folder containing your downloads, or save a copy of the file to your desktop, so that it may be accessed easily. If you are not currently in the BetterDiscord settings, you will need to go back to the Discord client and navigate your way there.
When you click Themes, a blue button titled Open Themes Folder will appear at the top. This will open the folder on your computer where new themes will be downloaded by Discord when you click this button. Simply place the recently downloaded theme here using the drag-and-drop method, and then close the folder. You may now view the theme within the settings for themes.
To activate this new theme, simply click the switch button. If you add a new theme to your personal library, you must disable the previous theme prior to activating the new one. Our Discord+ theme was previously active, but now we're using the Fallout 4 Terminal theme.
Notably, if you have installed a custom theme that has a layout and style that you like, but you wish you could change the background image, you may be able to accomplish this with a little bit of effort. This is possible even if you have a custom theme that has a layout and design that you like.
We are returning to the Discord+ motif for this. Simply return to the point where you established the theme. There will be an Edit button adjacent to the toggle switch.
This opens a tiny window containing the theme's code. It can appear complicated if you are unaware of the situation. However, the coding for the majority of community themes is fairly clean and straightforward. You can see above that we've located and highlighted a line that begins with —dplus-background: followed by a URL.
This URL leads to the image that serves as the Discord+ background. Consequently, if you replace the picture URL with a new one, even a GIF, the backdrop of your application will change. If you like to alter your desktop backdrop, there are numerous websites with free images from which to choose.
Change the URL to the desired image, click the save button in the editor's upper-left corner, and then close it. It's that easy.
You may have seen a plugins area on the BetterDiscord website when you were browsing themes, or a plugins page in the settings.
The library of the BetterDiscord community is comparable to the theme library. It is a collection of quality-of-life enhancements for your freshly-painted Discord. BetterDiscord offers a webpage where these community-made plugins can be found. They can be installed and activated in exactly the same way that any other plugin can be installed and activated. They include a revised list of friends and an integrated Spotify volume controller.
To install downloaded plugins, go to the "Plugins" tab of your settings, hit the blue "Plugins" button to open the folder containing plugins, and then drag and drop the downloaded plugins into the opened plugins folder. They will appear immediately in the plugin settings. Before you make any attempts to utilize it, check to see if it is turned on.
We downloaded a plugin developed by user DevilBro. It allows you to translate chosen messages into any language you desire, just as advertised. It utilizes Google's translation engine by default, but you may change it to DeepL or Papago. Click the translate button, which is adjacent to other message options such as reply, react, copy message link, etc., once everything is configured.
The translation of both incoming and outgoing messages is possible. It is possible to translate outgoing messages before or after they are sent.
This is an example of one of the many high-quality plugins that have been developed by the community. You'll discover something in their collection that will enhance your Discord experience.
Now that you've seen how simple it is to utilize the BetterDiscord community's extensive collection of themes and plugins, you're probably aware of how much you can alter your Discord. You can now personalize Discord by using community-created elements.
Remember that BetterDiscord allows you to utilize themes, fonts, colors, layouts, and tools to customize the app's appearance and functionality. It appears like there are numerous alternatives. You could spend an entire day tinkering with your now-extremely-customized Discord.
But if you don't want to repair Discord yourself, either due to its difficulty or the terms of service, you may choose to find an alternative.
BetterDiscord is a popular and useful add-on, however it violates the Discord Terms of Service and used to cause security issues. It is frequently used for plugins and themes, but the only method to eliminate it is to implement the desired changes.
I believe the issue may be resolved with a specialized store for plugins and themes or the "do it yourself, you fools, here's how" approach.
People can likely upload plugins and themes via a page on the developer portal. Either these plugins and themes can be used independently, which would prevent them from being utilized by the general public, or they can go through a process to be placed on this exclusive store. The procedure may involve Discord approving or rejecting theme submissions.
Plugins and themes should be reportable in the same way that users are reportable. As a result, you have the ability to warn Discord that particular plugins and themes are in violation of the rules.
There is a list of verified and affiliated Discord servers, but what about normal Discord servers? Similar to server lists, the majority of lists are screened for safety. Equally applicable to Discord. This is now complete because of Server Discovery.
If this were to succeed, which is highly doubtful, it would eliminate the need for BetterDiscord for the majority of users.
We adore Discord and won't violate the Terms of Service, but we'd like more customization options. If this were completed, we could accomplish that.