How to Change Your Discord Background?

Your Quick Answer:

  1. To change the background of your Discord, you’ll need to download BetterDiscord. Then download the BandageBD on your device that’s located under the Assets header. 
  2. Next, open the folder from the bottom panel and then install the BandageBD on your device. Then you’ll need to open the theme’s webpage and you’ll need to go through the different options of themes displayed on the page. 
  3. You’ll need to click on the theme that you like and then download it by clicking on the blue Download button.
  4. Then you’ll need to go to Discord and then click on the Settings icon sighted as a gear. You’ll need to scroll down the list to click on the option Theme.
  5. Next, click on the Open Theme Folder from the right panel of the screen. It will open up a folder. Drag the theme’s file to the folder you just opened and then exit the window.
  6. On the Discord page, you’ll need to turn on the switch next to the theme to apply and change your Discord background.
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How to Change your Discord Background?

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download BetterDiscord

If you’re looking to change the background of your Discord profile, you can do it with the help of BetterDiscord.

Download BetterDiscord

You need to Download the option to start downloading BetterDiscord on your device. As soon as you click on the Download button, you’ll be taken to a new page.

On the new page, you’ll need to scroll down the page to find the header Assets. Under the Assets box, you’ll be able to see different options such as BandageBD _Mac.zip, BandageBD windows.exe, etc. You’ll need to click on the BandageBD windows.exe and then it will get downloaded on your device. You’ll be able to see it on the bottom panel of the folder. 

Step 2: Install the BandageBD_windows.exe

After you click on the BandageBD_Wiindows.exe option, it will be downloaded to your device which will be visible to you in the bottom panel.

 click on the BandageBD_Wiindows.exe

You’ll need to right-click on the folder that’s on the bottom panel and then it will present you with a set of sub-options. From the sub-options, you’ll need to click on the option Show in folder and then it will open up a folder on the screen. 

click on the option Show in folder on betterdiscord

The folder will display you a list of options. It may be a little away from the main screen, so drag it to the center. 

click on Install on betterdiscord

You’ll be able to see the option BandageBD_windows.exe as one of the options in the list. You’ll need to double-click on it and click on Install.  Then you’ll need to tick mark the square box next to Install to Stable and again click on the Install button. Now it will install the

Install to Stable

BetterDiscord and BandageBD on your device. 

Step 3: Download a theme from the website

After you’re done installing the BetterDiscord on your device, you’ll need to go to the Themes page and you’ll be displayed multiple themes one after another on the page.

Download a theme from the website

You need to choose a theme for yourself and then click on it.  It will take you to the next page and you’ll be able to find a blue Download button on the left sidebar of the screen.  You need to click on it to download the theme. It will get downloaded on your device. 

Step 4: Go to Discord > Settings

After you download the theme, you’ll need to exit the window and then open the Discord application on your device. Look at the bottom left corner and you will be able to see a gear icon on the Discord window.

Settings on betterdiscord

This gear icon leads you to the settings of your Discord account. You’ll need to click on the gear icon to open the Settings of your Discord profile.  It will immediately open up a list of options on the next page.

You’ll need to scroll down the list to find the option Theme under the BANDAGED BD header. Click on the option Theme to proceed with the method. 

Step 5: Click on Open Theme Folder 

After you click on the Theme option, on the right section of the screen, it will immediately show an option called Open Theme Folder in blue.

click on the Theme option

You’ll need to click on the Open Theme Folder to open up the folder where the downloaded theme was stored. It’s stored in the download section.

 click on the Open Theme Folder

You’ll need to drag the theme file to the new folder to add it to your Discord account. Next, close the window and you will be able to see your downloaded theme on the Discord page. 

You can download more than one theme at a time and all the themes can be added to this Theme page so that you can apply them to your profile. 

Step 6: Turn on the Switch 

As you add the theme to your Discord account, you’ll be able to see its name on the  Discord page. Just next to its name, you’ll find a switch that’s off.

To change the theme of your Discord profile, you’ll need to turn on that switch next to the theme by toggling it to the right, and then immediately the background and the theme of your profile will get changed. 

Turn on the Switch 

This will not alter the look of the Discord application vastly but only change the theme. 

If you want to add a new theme and change the older one, you’ll need to use this same method to download new themes from that website whose link has been mentioned above. 

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The Bottom Lines:

The methods here to change your Discord profile’s background. You can do this by downloading the BetterDiscord and the BandageBD on your device.

You also need to choose and download the theme that you want to set and use on your profile. Then, from the Settings of your Discord profile, you’ll be able to change the background. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to install a Discord theme?

If you’re looking to install themes on your Discord profile, here’s a shortcut for you. You’ll need to install BetterDiscord on your device and then join the server.

Next, you’ll need to go to the #theme-repo channel on Discord and you’ll be able to get many themes to download. Choose and download the one that you want to use. 

Next, open the Discord’s Settings, and then under BetterDiscord, you’ll find the option Themes. Click on Themes and you’ll need to click on the Open Theme Folder.

Next, slide the theme file named as .theme.css into the new folder and then go back to Discord. Next, from the Theme section of Discord, enable the newly added theme. 

2. How to change the Discord Background?

On the original Discord application, you’re only allowed to set two themes. It’s either the light mode or the dark mode.

There’s no third option to change the background of the Discord profile to something else. Discord doesn’t allow you to customize your theme. Customizing themes can be done by installing BetterDiscord. 

As BetterDiscord is a modified version, it allows you to download and change the background of Discord to anything you want, but it cannot be done from the original Discord application.

If you want to change the background on Discord, you’ll need to go to the Settings of your Discord profile and then click on Appearance. Then, you’ll need to go to the Themes section and select either the dark theme or the light theme.

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