How To Install Discord On Steam Deck

Discord was created in the year 2015 and has gained immense popularity since. It was created as the ideal platform for gamers to chat and interact with each other. If you own a Steam Deck and you’re looking to enjoy a couple of games with your friends, Discord is an ideal application to plug in.

The Steam Deck goes beyond just a gaming console. You’ll be able to use Discord just like you would on your laptop or PC and switch between the two applications; this will enable you to power through your game and speak to your friends. On account of the user experience that Valve provides, downloading third-party applications has become rather seamless.



How to download Discord?

It is important to note that any application that is downloaded outside of the official Steam Deck store will be in internal storage. Make sure that there is adequate storage in the eMMC SSD of your Windows Steam Deck device.

The first step is to switch over to the Desktop mode from the Steam Deck Mode. When you hold the power down button, you will get to choose the option of selecting to switch to the Linux Desktop environment. You would be required to head over to the Discover Store, where you can download any application.

Type Discord in the search engine and download the application; you can launch it just like any other application. Once downloaded, log in to Discord with your credentials, and you can set up Discord as per your preferences.

Enhancing your Discord experience

There is plenty you can do to enhance your Discord experience. You can play around with the settings on the application. You can change the manner in which you want to see the display of messages under the ‘Appearance’ section. To ensure that your friends are able to hear you without any disturbances, you can opt for the ‘Echo cancel source’ in the voice settings as well.

An additional change could be made in the ‘Game Overlay’ tab. By choosing this option, you will be able to see a pop-up of the speaker in the corner of your screen. This makes it simpler to keep track of who is speaking while multiple users are playing a game.

To make the process smoother, you can go ahead and add the application to the library for easy access from the Steam OS. You can do this by going to Steam on desktop mode, heading to the games tab and clicking on ‘Non-steam game to my library .’A new window will appear, and you can choose Discord from the dropdown menu.