Discord is a messaging platform, where users can both text and voice-chat with other people. Discord is a popular service, especially among larger communities. This is because Discord supports big group chats and has features for moderating such groups.
Since Discord is so popular, there are various extensions that exist to improve the platform’s user experience. One such extension is BetterDiscord, which improves Discord’s chat functions. However, some may want to uninstall the BetterDiscord app – here’s how.
How to uninstall the BetterDiscord app
BetterDiscord allows you to add custom themes and custom CSS for more customisation options, and it also allows you to change your Discord background. You also have several different display modes to choose from for a better viewing experience.
BetterDiscord is not an official extension created by Discord themselves. Therefore, it is not sanctioned by Discord. BetterDiscord actually defies Discord’s terms of service, and using the extension may lead to Discord banning your account.
However, for the most part Discord seems to leave BetterDiscord users alone. If you don’t wish to take the risk, there is a way to uninstall the extension.
There is no official option for uninstalling BetterDiscord. Therefore, uninstalling BetterDiscord must be achieved through more roundabout means. There are a few different methods for achieving this.
The first method for uninstalling BetterDiscord is by reinstalling the Discord app. Whilst uninstalling Discord, BetterDiscord should also be uninstalled in the process.
In order to reinstall Discord, first uninstall the program. You can do this by searching for ‘Discord’ using the Start Menu, and clicking the ‘uninstall’ option. This will open up the ‘Program and Features’ window.
Find the Discord app, and select it. Then, right-click on it and click ‘uninstall’ to begin uninstalling the program.
Alternatively, you could uninstall Discord from the app settings. To open the app settings, press Windows-key + I. Navigate to the apps tab, and click ‘apps and features’. This should showcase a list of all your apps.
Search for Discord using the search bar. When you’ve located the program, there should be three dots to the far right of it. Click on the three dots, and click the ‘uninstall’ option to uninstall the app.
After uninstalling Discord, you must re-download the app by going to https://discord.com/download. If you’re using a Windows product, select ‘Download for Windows’ to begin reinstalling Discord.
If you’re using a non-Windows product, scroll down further to view other download options. When you’ve finished reinstalling Discord, launch it. BetterDiscord should no longer be there.
On the other hand, you could choose to redownload Discord without uninstalling the original application first. Simply navigate to the Discord website and click the relevant download link. Go through the entire Discord setup process.
After you’re done, the original Discord app should be replaced with the new Discord app. This should also have deleted BetterDiscord. Launch the new Discord app to check whether this is the case.
Delete the BetterDiscord Folder
Another method for uninstalling BetterDiscord is by deleting its file in the File Explorer.
When you install BetterDiscord, its .exe file should appear in the Discord folder in File Explorer. You can get rid of BetterDiscord by removing its .exe file.
In order to delete BetterDiscord’s .exe file, first launch File Explorer. You can access File Explorer from the Taskbar by default. Click the folder icon to open File Explorer.
Alternatively, you could search ‘File Explorer’ in the Start Menu. The top result should be the File Explorer app. Click on it to open File Explorer.
Once you’ve opened File Explorer, select ‘This PC’. Then, use the search bar in the top right to search ‘%localappdata%\Discord\app-0.0.305\resources’. This should take you to BetterDiscord’s folder.
You could also use the Start Menu to search for this. Simply open the Start Menu, and navigate to the documents tab. Use the search bar near the top to search, and click the ‘search in File Explorer’ option. This should take you to File Explorer.
There’s also a shortcut for accessing BetterDiscord’s folder. Open the Discord app, and click the gear in the lower left. Then, navigate to the Plugins tab. This should be underneath the BetterDiscord section. Click ‘Open Plugins Folder’ to open BetterDiscord’s folder in File Explorer.
Once you’ve located the BetterDiscord folder, select it. Then, right-click on it and click the bin icon to delete it. Or, press the Delete-key on your keyboard. BetterDiscord should now be removed from your device.
Delete App Data
Another method for removing BetterDiscord is by deleting its app data. This will get rid of BetterDiscord’s install sources.
In order to delete these install sources, you must first locate them. Open the Run command by pressing Windows-key + R.
Type %AppData% in the Run command. Click ‘ok’ when you’re done to run the command. This should open up a list of folder in File Explorer. Find the BetterDiscord folder and select it. Right-click on it, and click the bin to delete the folder.
When you’re finished, return to the Run command. This time, type %localappdata% and click ‘ok’ to run the command. This will open up File Explorer. Locate the Discord folder and double-click it. Then, double-click the relevant app folder. Next, go to resources>node_modules. Find the BetterDiscord folder and delete it.
Finally, launch the Discord app once more. BetterDiscord should now be completely gone from your Discord client.
In conclusion, there are a few ways of removing BetterDiscord from your Device. Whilst there is no in-built feature for uninstalling the extension, there are some roundabout ways of doing so.
You can reinstall Discord, which will uninstall BetterDiscord in the process. Or, you can remove the BetterDiscord folder from File Explorer.