Discord is a free and yet widely used communication tool that was developed for gamers so that they can use it as a chatting tool while gaming. Gamers can easily create channels, add more people to the channel, and communicate while gaming. The app also has a cool, fun and fresh in-game overlay feature that lets you send messages or voice chat with an overlay within the game.
Discord overlay will show you all the members in the chat, and you can also send text messages through the same. Gamers can also move the overlay around anywhere and place it in a corner where it does not cause any distraction while they play games. If you have not used this feature yet, then we are going to tell you ways to enable discord overlay, how to customize it, and how to fix it when it is not working. Let us get started.
To enable the discord in-game overlay you need to ensure that:
Now that you’ve gone through the above three requirements, follow the below-mentioned steps to enable the Discord overlay in games.
At the top of the window, you can view the game you just played highlighted in green. Click on the monitor icon and the discord overlay will be enabled for the game. If your game is not highlighted, move through the Added Games and then click on the monitor icon available next to a game to enable discord overlay for that game.
You might wonder what might happen when the game you played isn’t listed? In this case, you can manually add it in the list.
You can also make use of the settings options to choose when the other users and names are displayed, as well as to change the size of avatars that are displayed in the game overlay:
Note: By simply pressing the Shift + ` buttons on the keyboard and then clicking on the gear icon (settings)You also have the option of adjusting these settings in-game.
When your discord overlay is up and running then you can pin a text chat window over your game. Open any game of your choice and then press Shift + ` on the keyboard simultaneously or whatever key combo you set earlier to bring up the discord in-game overlay menu. Then simply tap on the pin icon to make a window appear even when you lower the in-game overlay menu. If you want, you can also adjust the opacity of this window by tapping the Opacity icon and adjusting the slider of your choice.
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It is evident that Discord truly also offers any settings and options that a gamer could need. All you have to do now is to ensure that your overlay is as clean and also as simple as possible. To maximize your gaming efficiency, it still shows the necessary information.
Most of the Discord Overlay works great with almost all the games that are available out there. However, some games might face a problem, and we suggest that you should turn off the In-Game Overlay for those. Discord is used by a lot of gamers mainly for voice chat or text messages, and in-game overlays have surely made it easier to keep in contact with your friends without having to minimize the game. We hope you have learned how to enable, customize and fix Discord’s In-Game overlay with this guide.