How To Restart Discord
Discord is a web-based platform that allows users to chat, play, and build communities
together on individually run servers. It’s an excellent platform for gamers, for instance, but it
isn’t without problems. From Discord connection issues to audio issues on streams, you’ll
need to know how to troubleshoot when things go wrong.
If you’re having problems with Discord, you might want to restart or reset it. Quickly resetting
your Discord client can help you to restore functionality if you’re suffering from connection
problems, app crashes, or if your audio, video, or desktop streaming is unstable. If you want
to know how to restart Discord, here’s how.
Can You Restart Discord?
If you search for this topic online, you’ll see a lot of misinformation (and, if we’re honest,
poorly written articles) that fail to define what exactly is meant by a Discord restart. For
example, do you want to restart the Discord client or are you looking to restart your Discord
These are two very different things, and it’s important to explain the distinction. For instance,
if you’re using Discord and it freezes or has a connection issue, then restarting Discord
means closing the client (by force, if necessary) and restarting it. This allows you to resume
using Discord without further issues.
If you want to restart a Discord server, however, then this is an entirely different topic. You
can’t F4 your way into “refreshing” your server. For the purpose of this article, we’re
assuming this means to either turn the server on or off again (not possible) or wipe it and
start again with no members or customization (possible).
Discord is a web-based platform, meaning servers are hosted by Discord itself with 24/7
access available for users. Unlike Teamspeak, you don’t host a server that can be switched
on or off when there’s a problem. If you’re having problems with Discord, it’s a problem with
the client or platform itself, not with your server.
However, if you’re having issues running your server (t