Option to clear the cache files



  • Jackj106 Games

    - Shown here, app itself is ~40mb and the data is more than a Gigabyte

  • JackDouglas

    Obviously not just on mobile. desktop versions too

  • ||Jojo||
    The cache get cleared when you log out and in again, I think a cleanup while logged in might break some things in the app.. Maybe a forced logout after a while would be better
  • Sealion

    Not only does it clog up your drive with more files but if someone sends you or you see an image that shows something illegal it is on your drive PERMANENTLY until you delete it manually. Even if it is deleted on the discord server/DM

  • florence

    That's how Chromium works. Whilst they should implement that behavior (and probably are as we speak), one could run a cron job/scheduled task to delete that folder in the meantime.

  • Asthetic

    Having a cron job clear the cache still leaves the files on the hard drive unless they're erased securely. 

    Because the first post points out the cache could be "incriminating" then I assume he wants protection law enforcement that has tools that could recover the data. My other assumption is that the user does not want to see any illegal content that would potentially get him in trouble, but it's impossible to control what other people post.

    If this is your concern my first bit of advice is to encrypt your hard drive with a complex password, no one but you would be able to access it. If you live in a country where privacy isn't a right and you're forced to give passwords to law enforcement (such as the UK), then Veracrypt offers plausible deniability by having two encrypted instances of the operating system with different passwords, you give law enforcement the password to the OS you don't use (technically you should use the other OS as often as the main one so it looks like the only OS installed)

    My second bit of advice, don't use Discord or any third party application. If Discord was subpoenaed for your user information they would be obligated to give it to law enforcement without your knowledge. They could see what servers you've joined, the channels you had access too, what messages you've sent, what messages exist in the channels you have access too, ect.

    When you think about it, it's very scary. If someone posted illegal content in a channel you had access to, you could potentially get wrapped up in an investigation even if you didn't see that content and didn't even know it existed.

    This is why privacy is important. People argue "If you have nothing to hide then you shouldn't be worried" but in reality situations like the one I stated above, where you didn't even know content was being cached on your computer, are entirely possible and people should take steps to protect themselves. Hell, you could make some dumb harmless joke and end up on a watch list, ruining your entire life.

    Having said all of this, you should probably try to avoid/leave servers that post content that you're not too sure about.

  • Kendra Kirai

    You know, this USED to be an option on mobile, but they removed it for some reason that continues to elude me. Give it back to us!

  • 1%

    it would be very useful to have a button for clearing the cache since logging out and in allows you to clear just a tiny bit but doesn't resolve the problem. The majority of apps have it and i strongly appreciate it. there should be one on discord too, not only for the ones who don't have much space left on their phones, it's good for everyone to have less useless data taking space.

  • lorience

    None of the following helped me:

    • Clearing cache of the chrome and cookie for discord 
    • Changing the browser 
    • Trying incognito mode
    • Tried Desktop app

    Last thing that I can think of can be some local files that discord reads from my disk but couldnt find such. Everything works perfect on the mobile app and the problem still exists.

  • Chris (ccs46)

    Would be nice to have this feature. I got like 4-5GB sitting in my discord cache on my iPhone.

  • i'm that one kid

    Yeah I’m bumping this. I have over 8gb of cache on my iPhone from discord and it’s quite annoying. I’d like the ability to wipe out my cache.


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