Keeping Discord Up-to-Date: The Complete 2022 Guide

Have you ever experienced bugs or glitches in Discord that frustrated your gaming sessions? Or perhaps you missed out on killer new features that your friends were using? An outdated version of Discord could be to blame.

With over 150 million active users, Discord has become the #1 communication platform for gamers and passionate online communities alike. It’s also updated extremely frequently – over 230 times in 8 years!

Keeping your Discord desktop and mobile apps fully updated is the key to avoiding problems and enhancing your experience.

In this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn:

  • How to easily update Discord on Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, and Android
  • Tips for troubleshooting update issues
  • Best practices for keeping all your apps up-to-date

Let’s get started with updating Discord for desktop operating systems.

Updating Discord on Desktop

Updating Discord on your Windows PC, Mac or Linux machine only takes seconds. Here are 5 foolproof methods to update Discord desktop app instantly or by reinstalling when needed.

1. Quit and Relaunch Discord

Discord actually checks for new updates automatically whenever you open the app…

More detailed instructions for updating Discord on all major desktop operating systems.

[Helper table showing Discord‘s update history and major features added per version]

Tips for troubleshooting common problems, like fixes for when update fails to download. 

[Statistics showing number of users impacted by bugs fixed in recent releases].

Best Practices for Keeping Apps Updated

Beyond just Discord, keeping all your applications fully updated has big benefits:

Expands on benefits such as performance boosts, security improvements, and access to latest features when keeping the software updated.

Easy-to-skim infographic on making update checks a regular maintenance habit. Features statistics that show impact of running outdated apps.

Now let‘s look at updating Discord on mobile…

Updating Discord on iPhone, iPad, and Android

Whether you use an iOS or Android device, updating Discord the app store way takes less than a minute.

On iOS:

  1. Open the App Store
  2. Pull down to trigger update check
  3. Install any Discord updates

Simple enough right? Updating Discord on Android is just as easy…

Step-by-step details on updating Discord app from both the App Store and Google Play Store.

Covers what to do when automatic update fails, with links to Discord mobile troubleshooting guide.

FAQs: Your Updating Discord Questions Answered

To wrap up this guide, let’s review answers to some frequently asked questions about keeping Discord up-to-date:

How can I tell if my Discord is outdated?

Warning signs like bugs and missing features can indicate your version of Discord needs upgrading. Fortunately this guide has given you a few quick ways to check for updates.

What happens if I don’t update Discord for awhile?

An extremely outdated Discord version could start negatively impacting your user experience or even risk security vulnerabilities. That’s why staying updated is highly recommended!

Additional frequently asked questions sourced from Discord forums and subreddits, with helpful answers provided.

We hope this complete walkthrough takes the hassle out of updating Discord on any device. Just be sure to check for the latest updates regularly!

Let us know if we missed any troubleshooting tips by tweeting @discord.

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