How to Change your Discord Background in 2021 – Discord Tips

Are you looking for a change in your discord interface? Like Discord theme and background. In this article, I will explain how to change your discord background.

However, discord only gives you an option to switch between dark mode and light mode and you are already using one of them.

Let’s see what else we can do with a discord background to get an amazing look and feel.


How to Change your Discord Background 

There are a couple of options to change discord background and below is the list that I am going to cover in this post.

  • Discord Dark mode and light mode
  • Discord Custom background
  • Change Discord theme with Better Discord


NO #1 – Switch between Discord Dark and Light Mode Theme

By default, Discord only allows you to switch between dark mode and light mode. So if you want to stay with the discord feature only then see the below steps for both PC and Mobile.

How to Enable / Disable Dark Mode on PC

  1. Open your Discord application and make sure you are signed in to your account.                                         
  2. Click on the user settings ⚙️ cog icon located at the very left-hand bottom and this will bring up the discord user settings windows.                                                                                                       
  3. From the settings menu on the left-hand side, click on “Appearance”.                                                  
  4. On the appearance page, you will find the “Theme” section with 3 options Dark, Light, and Sync with the computer.                                                                                                                                         
    how to enable dark mode in discord
    how to enable dark mode in discord


  5. You can choose light if you are using dark or go with dark if using light.                                              
  6. There is one more option of Sync with the computer. If you select this option this will automatically detect your computer theme and activate it on discord.


How to Enable / Disable Dark mode in Phone

  1. Launch the Discord application on your phone and make sure you are signed in.                                                                                                                                                                                           
  2. At the very right-hand bottom, you will find your profile picture, tap on it to open the discord user settings.                                                                                                                                                 
  3. From the user settings, scroll down and tap on “Appearance”                                                             
  4. This will display the theme options. You can pick the one according to your choice.



NO #2 – Change Discord Theme with Better Discord

Better Discord is a great third-party application with excessive features like themes and plugins.

Of course, through better discord, you can enhance your discord look and features but it is also against Discord T&C.

But so far, I have seen tons of users using better discord without any problem and even I am one of them. So let’s see how you can get some great background for discord with better discord.

This needs to be done in 3 steps, don’t worry it’s easy.

  • Install Better Discord
  • Download Better Discord theme
  • Install Better Discord theme


Step 1:- Install Better Discord

This is the first step to know how to change your discord background as you can only get the best theme with better discord.

  1. Navigate to the Better discord website and then click on the “Download” tab to download better discord.                                                                                                                                                 
    How to download better discord
    How to download better discord


  2. Once downloaded click on the download exe file and then choose “RUN”. Check the license agreement box and then click on Ok.                                                                                                           
    Run better discord
    Run better discord


  3.  Choose an Action box will now appear with 3 options. Click on Install Better Discord.                                  
    How to Install better discord
    How to Install better discord


  4. Now select the version of Discord you are using. If you are not sure then you probably be using Discord stable, so click and highlight on the first option which is Discord, and then click on Install.                                                                                                                                                     
    Choose Discord version for better discord
    Choose Discord version for better discord


  5. The installation will now start and once done click on Close. Discord will now be restarted and if not then close discord yourself. You can restart by going to the system tray drop-down at the very right-hand bottom, right-click on the Discord icon and choose Quit. Launch Discord application again.

Once discord will be restarted, you will see a welcome screen pop-up of Better discord which indicates that better discord was successfully installed.

So now when you go to your discord user settings, you will see a new section of better discord added with features like themes, plugins, and many more. So let’s move to the next step where you need to pick a theme of your choice and download it.


Step 2:- Download Better Discord Themes

There are varieties of themes that you can pick from a better discord theme library. I have already shared the best top 20 themes for discord.

  1. Navigate to the best better discord themes page and choose the one that you like the most.
  2. Click on Download, which will take you to the theme page.
  3. Click on download again.                                                                                                                             
    How to change discord theme
    How to change discord theme

So once the theme is downloaded do not click on it instead make a right-click on it and choose Show in folder. This will bring up the download folder which will be needed in the 3rd step.

So let’s move to the next step where we need to install this theme.


Step 3:- Install Better Discord themes

This is the final step on how to change your discord background but you need to be very careful while installation as this is a bit different from other installations.

Follow the steps carefully

  1. Open your discord application and then click on the user settings ⚙️ cog icon to bring the discord user settings.                                                                                                                                            
  2. In the settings windows, scroll down until you will find the better discord section.                                                                                  
  3. Click on the “Themes” tab and then on a blue tab of the Open themes folder. The theme folder will open in the background.                                                                                                                                 Better discord theme folderBetter discord theme folder                                                                                                                           
  4. Now we need to move the downloaded theme from the download folder to the theme folder.              
  5. Minimize discord and bring up both the folder by side to side, so that you can easily drag the theme from the download folder to the theme folder. You can also copy the theme and paste it into the theme folder.                                                                                                                                                    
    How do you change the background on discord 2021
    How do you change the background on discord 2021?


  6. Now minimize everything and pull up discord again, you will now see some message of the theme installed and if it asks for any update you can update it.                                                                             
  7. Open theme tab again from better discord section by going to discord user settings. You will see the theme is now installed, click on the toggle switch to enable the theme.


So now you have changed your discord background and you can change this theme anytime you want by disabling the current theme and installing the new one.

If you have any trouble while installing themes or if better discord gets crashed then kindly take the help of this article on better discord not working.



How to Customize Better Discord Theme 

So far you learned how to change your discord background with better discord themes.

Now, what if you want to customize these better discord themes like changing background, colors, and buttons and want to make your own discord custom background or theme.

This is possible and even it’s quite easy. Just follow the below steps

  1. Visit the discord theme generator website by Gibbs and choose a theme that you want to customize.                                                                                                                                                              
  2. Click on “Customize theme” which will be at the right side of the theme thumbnail. The editor will now load and bring the editor screen.                                                                                                             
    How to customize discord theme
    How to customize discord theme


  3. Now here you can start editing the theme. There are a couple of options like Background Image, colors, font, and brightness.                                                                                                                  
  4. Spend some time here and create your best-customized theme and once done click on “Download “to save this new theme.                                                                                                         
    Discord custom background
    Discord custom background


  5. Go back to your discord, open the theme folder, and drag the new theme to the theme folder to start enjoying this new theme.

If you are creative and want to have something different and unique, I am sure you will customize the theme amazingly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you change the discord background on discord mobile?

Unfortunately, you cannot enjoy custom themes like better discord or power cord on your mobile.

You can only switch between dark and light mode which is the default feature of Discord.

Open Discord user settings > Appearance > Themes


How to change the discord background picture?

If you want to change the background image of any better discord theme, then you need to visit the theme generator by Gibbu website.

Here you can change the background with any picture. You can even have your own picture.


How to change the color of your Discord background?

As in the background picture, you can also change the color of a better discord theme from gibbu theme generator.

You can also change the color by going to discord appearance and switching between dark and light themes. I can also say white or black color.




Ok let me summarize, so far you learned how to change your discord background and how you customize those background themes.

Hopefully, you will have no problem while installing better discord themes, but if yes then let us know in the comment box and we will answer you very shortly.

Better discord is against Discord T&C and it’s mostly because of your security so be careful and only use the theme from better discord website.


Shahbaz Ahmad

I am Shahbaz, and by profession, I am a full-time Blogger and a YouTuber. I have done a master's in M.B.A and I love playing online games like PUBG and Valorant. I have a small family with my mom, dad, and a younger brother. My blogs and videos are on technology as I have experience and knowledge.

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