How to Enable Discord Game Overlay? [SOLVED]


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Discord's game overlay is a feature that allows users to see which of their friends are online and playing games, and to easily join them. The overlay also allows users to chat with their friends while gaming, and to see notifications for new messages and invitations. Even in fullscreen mode, Discord's Game Overlay enables you to swiftly use other Discord functions while playing a game. The overlay not only displays any new calls or messages you receive but also allows you to "pin" a chat to the screen so it is constantly visible as you play.

Every message and call you get will now be indicated by an on-screen notification while you are gaming. By pressing the overlay's keyboard shortcut, which is Shift + ` by default, you can access Discord's other features and reply to any of these messages. You can also change this keyboard shortcut on the Game Overlay setting.

 

How can I enable Discord Game Overlay Function?

To enable Discord Game Overlay, you only need to go User Settings → Game Overlay → Toggle Game Overlay. Easy, right?

Here's the step by step guide on how to enable or disable Discord Game Overlay on Windows or Mac desktop app or browser.

 

Step 1. Open your Discord app

To start, open your Discord app or browser and sign in. You can open either your web app or your desktop application. Both offers the same way on how to enable Game Overlay on Discord.

 

Step 2. Go to User Settings

After opening your Discord accord you will see on the bottom left side of the screen, there is your username and your profile picture. Beside that you will see a cog logo that is labelled "User Settings". Click on it.

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Step 3.  Go to Game Overlay

After entering the User Settings, you will see all the settings that you can change on your account. Below the Activity Settings category, click on "Game Overlay".

How to Enable Discord Game Overlay? [SOLVED]

 

Step 4. Toggle Game Overlay On

You can toggle the Discord Game Overlay On or Off, depending if it's already turned on in your device.

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How to Enable Discord Game Overlay? [SOLVED]

 

How to Enable Discord Game Overlay for Certain Applications

After enabling the Game Overlay function, you now need to add this feature for games that you want or you're using. You might want to use Discord whenever you're gaming or just doing your day to day work, while having a chat with your friends. To add this to your favorite game, you just need to go to Settings → Registered Games → Toggle Overlay (ON/OFF).

Here's the detailed step by step guide on how to enable Discord Game Overlay for your favorite games or applications.

 

Step 1. Open your Discord app

To start, open your Discord app or browser and sign in. You can open either your web app or your desktop application. Both offers the same way on how to enable Game Overlay on Discord.

 

Step 2. Go Back to User Settings

After opening your Discord accord you will see on the bottom left side of the screen, there is your username and your profile picture. Beside that you will see a cog logo that is labelled "User Settings". Click on it.

You need to access the User Settings again. If you just set your Discord Overlay, then you will need to skip this since Game Overlay is also on User Settings.

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Step 3.  Go to Registered Games

After entering the User Settings, you will see all the settings that you can change on your account. Below the Activity Settings category and just above the Game Overlay, click on "Registered Games".

How to Enable Discord Game Overlay? [SOLVED]

 

Step 4. Toggle Overlay ON/OFF

You can now turn the Discord Game Overlay On or Off by clicking on the computer icon. If it is turned red with the slash (/) then it's turned off. If not, it's turned on.

How to Enable Discord Game Overlay? [SOLVED]

 

Summary

Discord's Game Overylay is a great tool when you're using Discord while playing a game especially if you're using Discord for communication inside and outside of the game. The overlay enables users to receive notifications for new messages and invitations while playing games and to chat with their friends. Discord's Game Overlay lets you quickly use other Discord features while playing a game, even in fullscreen mode. While you are playing games, an on-screen notification will let you know when you get a message or a call. You can use the keyboard shortcut for the overlay to get to Discord's other features and respond to any of these messages. Although it is an exclusive feature only available on Discord users on Windows, many of Discord users enjoy this feature.

For more information about Discord Game Overlay, you can check Game Overlay 101 by Discord

 

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