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Discord is a popular messaging and voice communication app used by gamers, communities, and businesses alike. However, if you're no longer using it or want to switch to another platform, you may need to uninstall Discord from your device. Uninstalling Discord is a simple process, but there are a few steps you should follow to ensure you remove it completely. In this article, we'll guide you through the steps to uninstall Discord from your computer and mobile devices.
Before uninstalling Discord, here are some important things to consider:
- Back up important data: If you have any important messages, links, or other data stored on Discord, make sure to back it up. Discord does not offer an easy way to export or back up your chats, so you would need to manually save anything you want to keep. This could include direct messages, photos, links, and more.
- Unlink connected accounts: If you've linked any external accounts to your Discord account (like Twitch or Spotify), you might want to consider unlinking these before you uninstall.
- Settle administrative responsibilities: If you are an admin or moderator for any servers, it may be prudent to pass on your duties to another user before uninstalling Discord. You may also want to notify your friends or server members about your decision, so they know why you've left.
- Deactivate or delete your account: Before you uninstall, decide if you want to merely deactivate your account or completely delete it. Deactivating it will allow you to come back later, whereas deleting your account will permanently remove all your data. Note that once your account is deleted, it cannot be recovered.
- Check your subscription: If you have a Discord Nitro subscription, you should cancel it before deleting your account to avoid any future charges.
Uninstall Discord on Windows
To uninstall Discord on Windows, follow these steps:
Step 1. Close the Discord app
Before you can uninstall Discord, make sure it isn't running. If it's open, close it. If it's running in the background, you can close it by right-clicking on the Discord icon in the system tray at the bottom right corner of your screen and choosing "Quit Discord."
Step 2. Access Control Panel
Click on the Start button or press the Windows key, then search for "Control Panel" and open it.
Step 3. Open Programs and Features
In the Control Panel, click on "Programs and Features" or "Uninstall a program."
Scroll down the list of installed programs and find Discord.
Step 5. Locate Discord and Uninstall
Right-click on Discord and select "Uninstall."
Step 6. Confirm Uninstall
Follow the prompts to complete the uninstallation process. Sometimes, this automatically uninstalls the application without any confirmation or prompts as long as you select Uninstall.
Delete Discord App Data
Discord app data refers to the information that the Discord app stores on your device or on Discord's servers. This data can include various types of information, such as your login credentials, chat history, voice call logs, and any preferences or settings that you have configured in the app.
Discord may collect and store some data about your device and usage habits to improve the app's functionality, such as your IP address, operating system, and device type. It may also collect usage data, such as the times and frequency of your app usage, as well as the features or channels you use most often.
Discord uses this data to provide its services, improve its app, and personalize user experiences. It may also share some data with third-party service providers to support the app's functionality, such as cloud storage providers or analytics platforms.
If you're uninstalling Discord, you might want to delete this as well. If you want to delete Discord app data, follow these steps:
Step 1. Windows + R Command
Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard. Type "
%appdata%" in the Run dialog box. Press enter or click "Ok"
Step 2. Locate the Discord folder
Locate the Discord folder from the list of folders after opening appdata.
Step 3. Delete the Discord folder
Delete the Discord folder. This will delete all the app data from your uninstalled Discord application.
Repeat the steps in the Local AppData folder: Again, press Win + R, this time type
%localappdata%, and press Enter. Find the "Discord" folder and delete it.
Uninstalling Discord is a straightforward process, but it's essential to follow the steps to ensure you remove all traces of the app from your device. By following the steps in this article, you can easily uninstall Discord on your Windows PC. Additionally, you can remove Discord from startup programs and delete the app data to free up space on your device.