Discord needs a LITE version!


113 kommentarer

  • SoSheolH

    would be especially useful on mobile for people with little storage, or who just want less of it taken up
    i know multiple companies have done it already, including google and facebook, and those have been very useful to many people

  • Ayleid

    I JUST wanted to make a topic saying exactly this.

    • My PC has a 6 years old RAM and hard drive, so with the recent updates it takes around 2-3 minutes that Discord starts up, AND it causes major lagging in the games. You can imagine how troublesome and frustrating this can be.
    • I cannot use voice chat if we go on raids because it causes so intense lagg and this is a major con, making us consider switching back to TeamSpeak, which isn't watered up with ads and store and other (for us) useless stuff.

    Please Discord, consider making a LITE version for us, so we can stay with you. 

  • eisteetrinker

    I wholeheartedly agree. I don't need or want these Activity/Library/Store tabs.
    There are so many things I don't use lately: streamer mode, overlay, now games - I just want a chat program, not a second Steam (which I don't use to chat for exactly those reasons)

    I'd take the version that just implemented DMs and friendslist over this, if only because it's lighter on the performance - which was a big reason for me to even consider using discord :/

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  • faandean

    I have mid-high range computer spec but my internet only 1mbps. After recent discord update it started to use all my bandwidth for something i dont even care.

    I only use discord for voice and chatting only, i dont care and want all this preview and game news now and never.
    discord are combined slack and teamspeak, it better than both of that and why the Dev have to ruin it.

  • Josheb

    This would be pretty ideal. My friend noticed that since the store has been added discords CPU utilization on his PC has gotten so high that it's made it harder for him to stream without dropping frames. Please consider this.

  • Zombra

    Yep, I would appreciate a "lite" version as well.  I would be perfectly fine with turning off a lot of what seems like preloading, just have it focus on one server and what's going on there.  I could even live with having to go through some kind of welcome screen to show the ads or whatever as long as it all turns off once I get through it.

  • Jon Grah

    I logged on for the first time and immediately noticed the several discord.exe processes and memory usage in the task manager.    I'm also upvoting the need for a "lite" version.

    I use skype lite on my phone and man, what a difference.  50-100 MB with very little MB up/down during idle periods.  vs the full app version which is 250-400MB.   And Skype support can NEVER fully justify why its full app needs so much memory.



    I also recommend if you only have 1 app, that you allow users to "turn off" features that they do not use.  especially if that can save memory.

  • ActionBrother

    I placed a post about at the same time this post came out, my post is being merged into this one, so I'm posting my post here too. (A lot of post :p )

    This I posted 3 to 4 months ago:

    Hello everyone (at Discord)

    I have been using Discord for the past 2 years so I have seen how Discord changed. I immediately and completely switched from Skype and TeamSpeak to Discord. Sadly, the past few months, Discord is feeling very slow and unresponsive, you guys and girls added a lot of cool features, but maybe too many with little optimization(?)... This feeling really started when Discord suddenly received a games store.

    For me Discord isn't the simple but full of features, the best and lightweight chat- and VOIP app anymore like it was. I really don't know what the cause is, but I ask you to take a look and reconsider some things or at least look for a solution.

    I use Discord both for gaming and college/university work (VOIP). I need to do a lot of projects in group with my friends. This is a reason why sometimes the store is not necessary for me. I never needed a store like it and I'm probably never going to use it either. An option to for example not load certain features of discord (like the store, the library, the activity tab, ...) would be welcome if this would make Discord run better.

    I'm running Discord on an i7 processor and I'm member of 1 big server and owner of 6 tiny (only 2 are active) servers. So I don't really think I can solve the problem. And It's not only me, my friends are saying and experiencing the same thing. Some of them even went back to TeamSpeak.

    Let me know if this post even reaches you guys and if this can be considered or be worth looking into.

    Thank you in advance.

  • Pamphlet

    Please implement this. I've been very disappointed with how resource intensive Discord is at times. It's drawn me to disable Discord on startup and stop using Discord altogether. Discord team, please don't make the same mistake as many other app developers (Skype) and add unnecessary graphical improvements and features without considering optimization or a lightweight client altogether.

  • Mri'Kul

    I loved old discord because i could run it smoothly alongside severa other comlicated applications on my laptop. now it makes even chrome scream if running simultaneously. i fear it will one day burnout this 5 year old computer that otherwise works fine.

    seriousy it took longer to type this because discord is running. i cant play any games effectively and use it, i have to lower my game settings on everything now if people need to do a call. they shoved a whole city of bloat into what was once the smoothest chat program out there. :( 

    @discord developers, why do you hate us?

  • Roj

    Alone it runs fine.. I got a pretty good pc, but after the game your playing, this bloated version forces me to close it down.


    Will be redirecting guildies to download mumble..

    Too many features you can not opt out of or toggle off.  Sorry discord, the user has left the party.

  • ravenshining

    I don't use Discord for anything more than I would an IRC client on my laptop of 12 years, using a mobile hotspot for internet.   My phone runs Android 4.0, so it's not even an option there.

    So yes, it would be nice to have a stripped-down version targeted at older machines that doesn't take so long to load and isn't constantly installing updates at you.

  • acrisis 🇧🇪

    Discord needs to slim down. 

    It never dumps its cache from whatever it downloaded in the past, and so on one system and on my phone I have Discord take up between 1-2 GB of drive space ... even though everything but the last page on any server or any channel is wasted. 99% of the time I do not scroll up. 

    RAM use is going through the roof. Just got a new laptop, installed a couple meters to keep an eye on ram, cpu, etc ... Discord by default using 802 MB of RAM ?!  
    Seriously: W H Y ?!  

    What the heck is going on that a chat app viewer now approaches 1 GIGABYTE of RAM right off the bat? 

  • Carocrazy132

    I came here from https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360032332111-Discord-LITE where discord staff were very assuring, as on here, that discord NEEDS to use the amount of RAM it's using. That is just not true. 

    See here 


    Discord is using 475,688K RAM, as much as a last-generation 3D game. I'm not in a voice or video call, discord is pulled up to an inactive chat I was having with someone yesterday. That's way too much, discord sitting idle should not be the most memory intensive program on my computer. Please focus on resolving the memory usage in discord, for now i'm going to have to close discord whenever I'm doing something memory intensive.

  • happydude50000

    Google for ripcord that just works and is lite version. doesn't use GPU or isn't bloated, very small and efficient. I like it. Discord just doesn't care about this kind of version and thats why the Ripcord gave birth.

  • Richie


    I actually had my head almost chopped off by a Discord fanboi when I mentioned how I read an article that revealed how Discord scans your system constantly, checking files running against a list it has, letting it know what games you're playing, so it can tell the world. And your assumptions are indeed correct; that option only hides what it finds, it does NOT stop Discord from doing it in the first place. The fanboy's defense was that Discord does not monitor anything it should not (as if he did not read the part where it scans ALL files running).

    My privacy oriented concerns aside, this is just one part of many that Discord can give us the option to truly disable, that would help lighten the load on one's system.

    And you guys are not the first ones to complain about this. I'm in a few Discord servers for minecraft players, mostly teens and younger, who's parents don't get them top-of-the-line systems, and they ALL complain about using discord's voice chat when they are playing MINECRAFT of all games, let alone other games that require more resources (and yes, their systems CAN handle games like Paladins and Dauntless easily)! Personally, I use the web browser version, and I can confirm what someone else on this thread said about it being slower as of mid 2018. There are times when the phrase "slow as molasses" does not do justice to the serious lag I get from Discord on a browser (other browser windows have no lag, so yes, it's Discord, not my browser, or my system).

    So far, the only solution we've had was to use our mobile phones to chat via the app (and even then it's tricky because not everyone has mobile phones that can handle what the Discord app has become) just so it does not lag down their/our systems when playing games together!

    Returning to a lighter version of the program would be amazing!

  • thomasbnt

    It would have the Shop less and would therefore be lighter to use. Because >200 MB it's starting to happen for a software that wasn't even half as big at the very beginning @discordapp .

    So I'm up for this wonderful idea.

  • Darth
    So essentially a low-performance mode that works better on slower devices?
  • Neo_Punk

    Discord is breaking my voice when a game loads the map or does some task, i did not have this issue in the earlier version. Lite version with less bloat would be great!

  • Cap'n Takoyaki

    My mate's PC is not low end but his discord still crashes frequently during game. He has had to change prioriteies for voice chat to work, but discord changes the priorities back. If they could seperate out the chat into a gaming version where it stops all other discord activity in game mode that would be great. Discord needs a lite/gaming function

  • ActionBrother

    I don't know when they added it, but I just saw this in my Discord settings and it does hide the activity tab and store and everything. I just don't know if they truly don't load it or just hide it (not the same).

  • Jon Grah

    Does discord use user's computers as "nodes"? Where it shares the user's computing power with other users?  This is the only rational explanation for the bloat that i can come up with.

  • acrisis 🇧🇪

    Thing is, it is not 800 MB of RAM, it goes 1.25 1.5GB even 2GB has been reported while it should use a mere hundred or two ... and Discord does not clean its cache either. I have opted to delete Discord due to the devs failing to address rampant RAM and HDD use. 

    One's OS needs some RAM, open a mail client, open a browser, open discord ... and pretty soon one is pushing that default 4GB - 8 GB of RAM before even touching a game. 

  • B_shadow

    This is a GODSEND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5ZgsMgOst0&t=101s

  • Dimerite

    Please we need it ASAP!

  • Thebuzting

    Yes please a lite version

  • zt

    Personally, I NEED this feature, I dev bots, but I use a Raspberry Pi, so I need a small program that allows me to use Discord without taking 10 minutes to load.

  • Erika Asuna

    I pretty much run Discord on the browser, Discord was turned into bloatware the moment they started adding all that store nonsense.

    I doubt they care and will ever release a light version.

  • Zombinsomniac

    Fact of the matter is, Discord USED TO BE "Discord LITE", it's why I started using it. But then the bloatware creep happened.

    I get that they want to make profit off of it, and power to them, but the current idea blows.

    Just charge for a stripped down version with no ads and no "I want to be steam when I grow up" functions. Just the chat/voice functions. And I will buy it.


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