How to Refresh Discord [4 Ways To Try]

Written by Emilija Anchevska Messaging / Discord

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Key Takeaways

To refresh the app, users need to press CTRL+R or CMD+R, depending on whether they are Windows or MAC users. 

Refreshing an app can help fix any glitches or performance issues caused by outdated data or cache. It can also ensure the app displays the latest information, such as updated news or social media feeds.

That said, refreshing your Discord app might do the trick if you are experiencing a glitch or some other common issue.

This blog post will show you a few steps for refreshing the Discord application from your computer and mobile device.


Refreshing the Discord application has been a dilemma for many users. Luckily the process is super easy and requires only a keyboard shortcut.

So, to refresh the app, users need to press CTRL+R or CMD+R, depending on whether they are Windows or MAC users.

This is the easiest way of refreshing Discord, but there are more ways.

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2. 'Close Window'/ 'Quit' option for MAC and Windows

Users of the Discord desktop app can "refresh" the app by quitting the app altogether.

When you quit an app on your device, the app's processes and activities are terminated, and any temporary data or cache associated with the app are cleared from the device's memory. This can free up system resources and improve the overall performance of your device.

Quitting an app is different from simply minimizing it, which means it is still running in the background, and its processes and activities are still using up system resources. If an app is causing performance issues or behaving abnormally, quitting it and relaunching it can help to resolve these issues.

  • To quit the Discord app on Windows, right-click the app and click on 'Close Window.'
  • To quit the Discord app on MAC, right-click the app using two fingers and click 'Quit.'

3. 'End Task' on Windows

Remember that forced quitting the Discord application with Task Manager may cause you to lose any unsaved data or progress in your current session.

Additionally, if Discord is not responding or behaving abnormally, try other troubleshooting steps before resorting to force quitting the application.

  1. Right-click on the taskbar and click on "Task Manager" from the menu.
  2. Click on the "Processes" tab.
  3. Look for the Discord process in the list of running processes. You may need to scroll down or use the search bar to find it.
  4. Once you've located the Discord process, select it and click the "End Task" button. This will force quit the Discord application.
  5. After the Discord process has been terminated, open the Discord application again by double-clicking on its desktop icon or searching for it in the Start menu.
  6. Log in to Discord using your credentials, and the application should restart and function normally.

4. Refreshing Discord from Android mobile or iPhone

To do this on an Android or iPhone device, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen, then swipe the Discord app up and off the screen.

What does refreshing Discord do, and when should you do it?

  • Frozen channels and a nonresponding app. Discord is frozen, unresponsive, or not working as expected, refreshing the app may help resolve the issue.
  • When you're experiencing connection or network issues: If you're having trouble connecting to Discord or experiencing network-related issues, refreshing the app may help. This can help reconnect with Discord's servers and ensure you use the latest app version.
  • When you notice outdated information or content: If you're using Discord to stay updated on news or social media feeds, you may want to refresh the app occasionally to ensure you see the latest information available. This can help ensure you're getting all the important updates.

In Conclusion

Refreshing your Discord app can be done in a few ways. The easiest way to refresh it is by using the CTRL+R or CMD+R shortcut.

This way, you can fix some simple and minor glitches in the app and proceed with using it.