Discord on Apple M1 Devices

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498 comments

  • Aaron (Intrepid)

    Adding my support for a native app ASAP. 

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  • reflex2017

    Id love to see a native m1 program for discord, its my second most used app on my Mac alongside chrome. Seeing it natively supported would make my M1 perfect!

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  • Rahkayo

    Does anyone with an m1 Mac know how to screenshare on discord. When I try to all people can see is floating ice cubes but that only happens when I try to share my browser screen.

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  • FrostyW

    +1 for native Apple Silicon support. I noticed a significant battery drain while participating in a Discord stream last week.

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  • Pinkpantherbbq

    same here, discord runs but i notice its a resource hog at times and in some instances helper showing not responding 

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  • kafka tamura

    +1 , native support is seriously needed, discord straight up eats the battery, and when you open it its slow and laggy until after 2 seconds, native really needed here

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  • Puppercino

    RE: Kafka Tamura

    Yep, same thing here, plus my MBP heats up in VC + Screenshare/Video. (Though it might not be 100% discord fault, even though I'm not streaming anything too intensive. e.g. M1 Native Jetbrains)

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  • friksa

    Forced to use it in a browser since the app hogs all my memory :(

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  • somebody

    when?

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  • SeanathanVT

    Please do the thing.

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  • Le_Lennie

    +1, would love to have it!

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  • Orange Wedge

    I wouldn't mind waiting a bit; I'd just like to have some news from the developers...at least a confirmation they're working on it.

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  • Imre

    It crashes under rosetta from time to time. I'm pushed to browser. 

    Yes, a timeline would be awesome. Waiting is ok, ignorance is not really...

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  • Emerelle

    +1, do want plx!

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  • Endogen

    I'd also love to see a native ARM build!

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  • neo.blondie

    while waiting on an ARM build, what's the next best thing? Just the web client? I couldn't even find the iPad app anywhere

     

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  • jkap

    Electron themselves describe the Rosetta 2 experience as "significantly degraded" [1] and they're not wrong. Discord under Rosetta 2 runs extremely poorly and is frequently causing full system slowdowns for me. I will routinely wonder "hmm why is my entire computer running so slowly," then close Discord and have everything come back to normal.

    I don't want to do the "oh this should only take a week" armchair dev thing, but I am a literal expert in this field and I genuinely believe this is under 40 hours to land. I'm available for hire for contract work, my rate is $100/hr. Email me.

    [1]: https://www.electronjs.org/blog/apple-silicon

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  • Harkon

    I think it’s a sign of ignorance that there isn‘t an official response yet :(

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  • Imre

    Guys, please a release date! App fails to work properly under rosetta... months passed, m1 comps top selling charts, discord should act...

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  • Anne

    This would be extremely useful, please add it - I would love to help test even a Canary version of it.

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  • Hatten

    Yes, plox give us a native ARM-version. It is so slow.

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  • Orange Wedge

    There has been a substantial update on the macOS side (they even changed the icon to the new Big Sur style), but performance is still pretty slow and 20% of the processor is used....

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  • Anne

    Can confirm the update still has not made the binary compatible with M1 (arm64 would be listed if it was). Though for an Electron app (Discord uses Electron), it would probably be a separate binary entirely as the extra size would be quite large (Electron recommends you have two separate downloads/.apps because of the size of having both architectures in one app). I still don't see any ARM/M1 downloads on Discord.com, so I don't believe it's out either way.

    anne@ARMBook ~ % lipo -info /Applications/Discord.app/Contents/MacOS/Discord
    Non-fat file: /Applications/Discord.app/Contents/MacOS/Discord is architecture: x86_64

    Universal App example:

    anne@ARMBook ~ % lipo -info /Applications/Little\ Snitch.app/Contents/MacOS/Little\ Snitch
    Architectures in the fat file: /Applications/Little Snitch.app/Contents/MacOS/Little Snitch are: x86_64 arm64

    M1 only example:

    anne@ARMBook ~ % lipo -info /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC
    Non-fat file: /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC is architecture: arm64
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  • jiinurppa

    +1 for native support.

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  • Orange Wedge

    I find the fact there's still no comment from the developers to be quite scandalous.

    If the software ran decently on Rosetta 2, it wouldn't be a problem...

    But it's borderline unusable, this way, if you have an other intensive app open.

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  • Traybair

    +1 for native support

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  • 𝒞𝒽𝒶𝓃𝓌11

    Has anyone seen a significant battery impact using the website (m1 optomized) vs the discord app (rosetta)?

    +1 for native build

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  • Zimbu

    Discord seems to run well under Safari and Chrome when using M1 versions of the browser. It does not significantly drain the battery for me in browser compared to the app. I've been using the browser as a workaround for now, but a native build of the app would be much better.

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  • PineberryFox

    I run an M1 mini, so battery impact isn't something I can measure. But I can say that the x86 app under rosetta works "fine", but is significantly slower than the browser version. Also it has a much larger minimum-window-size than Safari does. So from my perspective, the x86 app on M1 is just inferior in every way to the browser version

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  • Shaquanrulez

    I haven't been able to connect a Webcam client, (weather its EOS webcam utility or EPOCcam) to the desktop client, on my Pre-M1 mac mini, and on my M1 8gb. However, (when it was still alive), my 2012 MacBook Pro would load the drivers well, not sure if it's because those laptops have native webcam-under the hood 'magic'. If anyone knows of a fix, or if this is a known issue, please save my sanity <3

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