Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Home Tech News Discord is finally adding themes — for Nitro subscribers

Discord is finally adding themes — for Nitro subscribers


You can change up the look of the chat app, but only if you pay for it.

a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Image: Discord

Discord is testing out themes that let you change the app’s UI, giving you the choice of 16 (or maybe 17?) premade color schemes. It’s a long-awaited feature for the app, but the catch is that you have to pay for Discord’s $9.99 monthly Nitro subscription to access it — themes aren’t included in the $2.99 monthly Nitro Basic plan, according to the company’s feature comparison chart.

Nitro has a lot of useful perks for people who spend a lot of time in Discord, such as the ability to upload larger files, send longer messages, and customize your profile, but I’d argue that you don’t have to be a power user to appreciate aesthetic changes. It’s easy to imagine people wanting themes but not being able to justify such a high price tag for an app that they just use casually.

Discord does let you preview the themes to see what you could make the app look like if you were a subscriber. (You can access the preview pane by going to Settings > Appearance, then clicking the “Preview Theme” button.) In my opinion, there’s a nice mix of pastel-colored light themes and cool / moody dark themes — there’s even a “blurple” one that almost feels like a Verge theme.

Screenshot of the Discord theme picker with “Midnight blurple” selected as an option.

Screenshot of the Discord theme picker with “Midnight blurple” selected as an option.

a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Screenshot: Mitchell Clark / The Verge

For people who don’t want to pay for Nitro, there are still ways to theme Discord. The BetterDiscord project has been working to enhance the app for a while now, and the list of improvements includes a theming engine. And while it lets you create truly custom themes rather than giving you a bunch of premade ones to choose from, it’s admittedly not quite as user-friendly as the Nitro version.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Peterborough 2022 Sunshine List led by PRHC top brass, medical officer of health

Descrease article font size Increase article font size For likely his last time, Dr. Peter McLaughlin was again the highest-paid public-sector employee in Peterborough, Ont., according...

Arc is coming to iPhone, but it won’t replace Safari yet, says CEO

/ It’s a companion app rather than a full-fledged browser, but it does at least let you access some of the organization you’ve...

The race for more battery materials could cause ‘irreversible’ damage under the sea

/ Mining the depths of the sea for battery materials could have devastating and irreversible consequences, research warns.A deep-water fish, called a Rattail,...

Han Dong threatens legal action against Global News over foreign interference report

Han Dong is threatening legal action against Global News and its parent company after the media outlet published an allegation the Toronto MP spoke...