Why is Discord not working? How to fix

Discord down or just messing with you?

Discord is an invaluable program for gamers, friends, communities, and even businesses. It allows you instant communication with messages, images, and voice chat. But when Discord isn’t working, it can be incredibly frustrating. So, what can you do when Discord isn’t working.

The first thing to do is to check whether the service is working for other people. You can check a website such as Downdetector to see whether Discord is functioning or has a more general error.

Next, you should head to the official Discord Twitter account to see if there are any reported outages. If there’s a temporary outage, the Discord team usually reports it on Twitter.

If it’s not a general error but a more specific issue you’re facing, you can follow a number of troubleshooting steps. First, you’ll want to make sure Discord isn’t being blocked by any firewalls or security programs on your computer. Make an exception in Windows Firewall if needed to make sure Discord works. And make sure that the exception works on all network types, both Public and Private.

Related: Discord Error 1105 – What it means & fixes

You’ll also want to check that there isn’t a general network issue with your ISP. Check if other internet services are working. If not that might be an issue with your own network and not Discord.

If you still have issues, it might be best to reinstall Discord. The program automatically updates, but sometimes, if you’re not restarting the program, you can miss a crucial update. Reinstalling or updating Discord can often fix any issues.

Alternatively, if you’re using a browser or mobile app version of the program, switching to a desktop or laptop instead can often fix the issue. The stand-alone desktop app is a lot more stable than it's browser and mobile versions.

If you’ve exhausted all these steps and are still having issues, check Discord’s official support website. They have a host of more specific troubleshoot scenarios to help you get Discord up and running again. 

For more Discord troubleshooting, why not check out Discord stuck loading? Here’s what you can do on Pro Game Guides.

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