Better Discord is an excellent open-source application that expands the capabilities of Discord. This includes a better user interface, more customization options, access to plugins, more emotes, increased security, and more!
However, installing Better Discord can be a bit tricky, so here’s a quick guide on what you need to do.
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Downloading Better Discord
Before installing the application, you first need to download it. You can do this by visiting the official Better Discord website and clicking the download button.
The beta version of Better Discord and the latest updates are sometimes added to GitHub before the website. If you decide to install via GitHub, make sure you download the auto-installer for the appropriate operating system.
Installing Better Discord
The installation process shouldn’t be complicated but you need to make sure you already have Discord installed. Then launch the Better Discord installer, follow the steps, select the appropriate version, and click Install.
This process should complete in a matter of seconds and Discord will automatically start.
To confirm that the installation was successful, you should see a changelog/patch notes pop-up for Better Discord.
Accessing Settings And Customization
The purpose of this open-source expansion to Discord is to add customization and more freedom to adjust settings. To access these new options, you need to go to User Settings and scroll down the list of settings on the left.
At the bottom of the list, you should find BetterDiscord. This is where you will be able to set up emotes, themes, plugins, and much more.