How to Install Discord Themes in 2022 (Easier Guide)

The popular Discord chat service offers users a lot of features, but support for custom themes is not one of them. While Discord may be reluctant to officially add custom theme support, there is a third-party add-on called BetterDiscord that lets you install themes in the messaging app. In this article, we detail the steps you need to take to install Discord themes.

Install Discord Themes: A Complete Guide (2022)

Note: Before we go any further, you should know that BetterDiscord is a third-party add-on and violates Discord’s terms of service by modifying the client. But, Discord has not taken any action against BetterDiscord or users who use it to modify the client. So, you can still use it to install themes at the time of writing. However, we would like to warn you that while the add-on may be safe, third-party themes may pose a security risk to users. So, proceed with caution and avoid downloading themes from unknown sources.

Download and install the BetterDiscord add-on

1. Visit the BetterDiscord website (Visit) and download the BetterDiscord installer clicking the blue “Download” button.

2. When you open the downloaded installer file, you will see a license agreement notice. Check the “I accept the license agreement” checkbox and click “Next” to continue.

accept the license agreement to install Discord themes

3. In the action selector interface, choose “Install BetterDiscord” and click “Next” to go to the next screen.

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4. Now, you must specify the version of Discord on which you want to install BetterDiscord. If you have the stable version of Discord, you can choose the first option and click the “Install” button. But, those using Discord’s public testing or Canary builds should select these options.

choose Discord version to install Discord themes

Discord will automatically restart after the installation process is complete. You can now start applying themes using BetterDiscord. Check the next section for instructions for applying themes in Discord.

Install Discord themes using BetterDiscord

1. Open Discord and click the Settings gear icon present in the lower left corner of the screen to access the BetterDiscord settings.

How to install discord themes

2. Now, click “Themes” in the left sidebar in the new “BetterDiscord” section.

How to install discord themes

3. Next, you must click “Open Theme Folder” button to open the BetterDiscord themes folder on your PC. This folder is where you should put your Discord themes.

How to install discord themes

4. When the theme root folder opens, you should move your BetterDiscord themes there. BetterDiscord themes are in .CSS formatand the exact path to the themes folder is as follows:

C:Users<username>AppDataRoamingBetterDiscordthemes
How to install discord themes

5. Themes you move to the themes folder will appear in the BetterDiscord themes section in the app. To enable it, all you have to do is enable the toggle next to the theme name.

enable theme on discord

6. Likewise, you can disable the toggle to revert back to the default theme in Discord.

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How to uninstall Discord themes

1. To uninstall or remove a Discord theme, you must click the red trashcan icon present below the theme toggle.

delete a theme on betterdiscord

2. When the confirmation prompt appears, click “Delete” to uninstall the theme.

delete topic on discord

Uninstall BetterDiscord from Discord app

In case you are no longer interested in using BetterDiscord, here’s how to uninstall it.

1. To get started, open the BetterDiscord installer that you downloaded in the first step and accept the license agreement.

accept license agreement

2. On the next screen, choose “Uninstall BetterDiscord” and click “Next”.

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3. Here, choose the version of Discord you installed BetterDiscord on (first choice for most users) and click on “Uninstall” to remove the add-on from your Discord app. Now you can start using Discord without any mods and with the default theme as you used to.

choose Discord version to install Discord themes

Best Discord Themes You Should Try

install the best discord themes

Now that you know how to install and apply themes on Discord, you might be looking for theme inspiration. Well, we’ve got you covered. We have a dedicated article on the best Discord themes for BetterDiscord that you can check out to review your Discord experience.

common questions

Q: How do I install themes on Discord?

You can install themes on Discord after installing the BetterDiscord add-on program. It is available for free on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Q: Is Better Discord safe?

BetterDiscord violates Discord’s terms of service. However, Discord does not generally prohibit users using BetterDiscord to customize their Discord app, at least at the time of this writing.

Q: How do I remove Discord themes?

You can click the “Uninstall” button in BetterDiscord’s theme settings to remove a Discord theme from the application. Alternatively, you can also choose to disable the toggle to temporarily remove your Discord theme.

Install and use themes on Discord

So this is how you can install Discord themes with ease. Thanks to BetterDiscord, you are no longer limited to the default set of themes on Discord. With the vast library of community-supported themes, the possibilities for customizing your Discord are endless. If you were looking for a way to improve your Discord experience, we hope this guide has helped you. For more resources, consider subscribing to Discord Nitro after going through all the best Discord Nitro resources in our linked article.

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