If you are into watching videos and live sessions of streamers online on platforms such as YouTube, you would have heard about Discord. For the uninitiated, Discord is a real time voice and text messaging application that is free of cost for everyone and has support for multiple operating systems out there.
Well, there are quite many voices and text messenger applications out there, so what makes Discord so popular?
Initially released back in 2015, Discord’s shot to fame was because of the online influencer and gaming community. If you are following any popular social media influencer or online gamers/live streamers, chances are quite high that they have a Discord server. You also often see the streamers, gamers, influencers, etc. pitching about their Discord server on platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
One of the key reasons for the success of Discord is its user interface. There are no advertisements hindering the user experience and features very familiar UI elements like found on other platforms such as Slack and Skype.
Apart from its UI, the functionality of Discord is also very appealing for the influencers and streamers out there. Once signed up for Discord, users can create “Servers”, which is the name for communities within Discord. There is no limit on the servers you can join and within each server, there are “Channels” which are dedicated chats discussing various topics as set by the creator of the Discord server.
Discord servers can also be either “Public” or “Private”. Anyone can join public Discord servers, however, to join a private Discord server, you need an invite. Discord server administrators can also assign any member as a moderator and set rules for the members of the server.
So, all in all, the features of Discord helps influencers, gamers, educators, and others with an online presence to stay in touch with their followers and build an active community.
Why Should You Add Games To Your Discord Library?
New Discord users might get confused when they hear about adding games to the Discord library. Well, Discord is a voice and text realtime messaging application, so why would you add games to your Discord profile?
Adding games to your Discord profile library allows you to easily launch the game from within the Discord application by simply clicking on the game icon in your library. Moreover, you can also directly launch games from your Discord library to set your Discord profile status. That is, when you add a game to your Discord profile and then later play the same game while connected to your Discord account, your profile status will be automatically changed to “playing [name of the game]”.
This way, your followers will be able to know when you start gaming and can stream your gameplay activity. Moreover, you can also connect with other people who are playing the same game and start playing together. Also, you will be able to discuss the game with others who are interested and also get tips & tricks, etc. from them as well.
If you have Discord already installed on your computer, then the application will automatically pick up new games that are installed on your system and add them to your Discord profile library.
Also, when you are newly installing Discord to a computer that already has some games installed, then the application will again pick up the installed games without any hassles.
Below is how you can find the list of games installed on your computer that is already listed within your Discord library.
How To Update Discord Status?
As we mentioned above, listing the games installed on your computer within your Discord profile will help in changing the status while you are playing that game. However, there is an option that you need to enable within the Discord application for this feature to work.
Below we have listed out the steps you need to follow to automatically change Discord status depending on the game that you are playing.
Now your Discord status message will be auto-updated whenever you start playing a game that is listed in your Discord game library.
To check whether the status message is getting correctly updated, follow these steps:
You should remember that Discord will detect the game and change your status only if the game is already listed on your Discord library.
How to Add Games to Discord?
Not all games are automatically recognized and registered in your games library by Discord. So, if you have games installed on your computer but not present in your Discord library, then you will have to add them manually to your Discord profile.
If you wish to add games to your Discord profile manually, below is how you can do the same.
How To Set Your Discord Status Using Discord Mobile?
There are two methods to set Discord status using the Discord Mobile application and we have explained both the methods below.
Method 1: How To set Custom Status Using Discord Mobile?
Setting a custom status is one of the methods to set status using the Discord Mobile application. With this option, you can set any short text as your profile status and it is not mandatory to have the “I am playing [game name]” status.
You can easily set a custom status using Discord Mobile by following a few steps that are listed below.
And that’s all. You have now successfully set a custom Discord status using the Discord Mobile application.
Method 2: Change Your Game Activity Status Using Discord Mobile?
Just like how you would change the game activity status from Discord desktop application, you can do the same from the Discord Mobile app as well. If you are unaware of how to do so, just follow these steps.
Similarly, you can follow the above steps and toggle the slider to OFF to stop displaying the status message depending on the game you are playing at the moment.
Top 7 Best Discord Game Bots of 2020
There are Discord game bots available which let you allow members of your Discord server to play games with other members. Below is our pick of the top 7 best Discord game bots that you can install in 2020.
Mewbot is one of the really popular game bots for Discord. This game is currently used in over 68,000 Discord server and is basically a Pokemon game. In this game, you need to catch Pokemon and breed or trade them to progress through the levels. You can also fight against your friends and rank up in the leaderboard as well.
For those interesting in casino/gambling games, the Gambling Bot Discord game is a great option. Over 114,000 servers are playing this game currently, which pretty much shows how popular the game is. All common gambling games such as blackjack, roulette, poker, minesweeper, slots, anagram, etc. are available in this bot.
Idle Miner is a Minecraft-like Discord game bot. The game has features that gamers love in Minecraft, such as rebirths, pets, dimensions, etc. Similar to Minecraft, you need to first mine and collect items in your backpack which can then later be used to create items, tools, structures, etc.
Want to play a game that is unique, simple, yet interesting? Then the Counting game bot for Discord is something that you check out. The objective of the game is simple, count as high as possible while competing with other servers. Rules such as one person cannot count two numbers in a single go, and the number gets auto reset if your server doesn’t count for a whole day, etc. makes this game really fun to play.
Another game that is a great game for timepass. The gameplay of BoxBot is simple, open random mystery boxes to get items that you can then use to attack your friends. So, what will you get next in the box? The only way to find out is by opening the box!
Are you a lover of RPG games? Then Epic RPG is a Discord game bot that has all the ingredients of an addictive RPG game, including PvP, swords, dungeons, armors, and more. Not just fighting your enemies and staying strong, you also need to manage and increase the economy of your army to make sure that you last longer.
Virtual Fisher is designed for the inner fishing lover in you. Oh, the objective of the game? It’s simple. Do fishing, collect fish, sell them, and buy necessary upgrades to become more efficient and progress in the game. You can also compete with your friends to find out who is better at fishing.
Add Games to Discord - Conclusion
We hope you found the above article detailing how to add games to Discord and how to set status in Discord as easy to understand and informative.
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In case you have any other queries about using the Discord platform, feel free to ask us by leaving a comment below and we will definitely get back to you and help with the query.