Discord on Apple M1 Devices



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  • creedda

    +1 for native support. Rosetta works fine for now though. Electron 11 supports m1 natively. For all the naysayers, this is how we let Discord know of our interest.


    Apps are being tracked here:


    Not sure if/when discord might get added.



  • DragonTX

    Slack also runs on Electron and it is already native. I don't expect that it will be a significant challenge.

  • insats

    +1 for this. I doubt that it will break a ton of things for Discord, it's more a matter of recompiling using latter versions of libraries. Slack's new version is blazingly fast on my new Macbook Air.

  • LumpyCustard

    Seems to work fine for me however i've noticed Discord is a bit resource intensive with Rosetta.

    Also notice that Activity Monitor reports Discord as "not responding" even though it's working. CPU and RAM usage can be pretty high at times as well.

    Native M1 support would be great.

  • Zimbu

    I'd also love to see a native Apple Silicon Discord. I understand the user base is a bit smaller, and there may be a bit more work to do, but being able to easily run on different platforms IS the whole point of Electron in the first place. And other Electron apps are already starting to get ported over.

  • Imre

    Yep slack is out for awhile now and based on their description about the case, the switch was very easy. This is the promise of Electron in the first place ...

  • kafka tamura

    Native support for m1 really is a need, rosetta's discord crashes alot and is a really nasty battery hog. Most of the time it't taking about 20% of the usage. It's seriously no good. I had to install the ipad version manually on my m1 mac so I could finally use discord properly again. Not happy at all and no response from Discord yet.

  • xolo

    Discord works alright through Rosetta 2 on my M1 MacBook Pro 13".

    Native Support would be great tho.

  • flying_sausages

    There's a lot of gitchy graphics around on the Rosetta 2 translation (notice the jagged edges below) and I've experienced quite frequent crashes actually.

  • WithVision

    I would also be very happy to get an native Apple Silicon (m1) version of Discord!

  • marcozehe

    I would also like to add my +1 for an M1 native build. Electron apps under Rosetta are indeed significantly slower than native M1 ones because of the JavaScript just-in-time compilation differences.

  • foboss

    +1 for native app

  • aj

    Would definitely love to see native Apple Silicon support. Krisp hasn't worked for me via Rosetta, and I've had a lot of weird trouble with video features.

  • Puppercino

    +1 for native app. I'd also love an Apple Silicon version of Discord, while I haven't had major issues on Rosetta, it seems to run my battery quite a bit.

  • barkerja

    If you're a Nitro subscriber, I would suggest that you speak with your wallet and cancel the subscription; at least until M1 support is added. When you cancel, choose Other for reason why you're cancelling and you will be able to give lack of M1 support as your reasoning.

  • nap

    +1 would love a native app. Having mixed issues with web client in safari and Rosetta problems for desktop client, in particular issues with voice lag and battery hogging

  • Harkon

    +1 for native app

  • spookyBowl

    +1 for native app

  • Lumino

    @JanJanRunRun It does NOT "run fine" on Rosetta though, and it has been >7 months since Electron added support for M1, and >6 months since several other large electron based projects started supporting M1. 

    edit: Even if we assume that some of the libraries were not compatible, I'm sure most people would be more than happy to use a limited version of discord without (the garbage) krisp, until they are ported properly.

    That is what Adobe did with Photoshop, some functions were not fully ported initially, but instead of waiting until they had everything ready they did an early release without them

  • barkbork

    Hello there,

    I got tired of waiting for an official release, and spent my friday evening trying to improve the unofficial clients based on the web version, especially considering a lot of us need screen sharing for work.

    I released my work here : https://github.com/yannhodiesne/Discord-M1 
    The latest release features working screen sharing (screens and separate windows), improved looks to match the official Discord client, and automatic voice detection. Right off the bat, if feels a lot smoother than the official client.

    The screen/window selector looks weird, but works as intended. Credits goes to WesselKroos on GitHub for his amazing work on getting a working screen share selector inside electron!

    If you want to give it a try, be sure to follow the instructions inside the README, as macOS tends to be annoying with unsigned app's permissions

  • las3rjock

    +1 for native app

  • asportnoy

    Discord is updating to electron 13, which is a version that has support for M1 optimization! v11 and up have support for it, but Discord is using v9 currently. With this update adding support for it, hopefully it'll be added soon™.

    After re-installing Discord Canary, it is running Electron 13. However, Activity Monitor is still showing it as an Intel app.

    Get Discord Canary here

  • alexclst

    Discord seems to work just fine for me under Rosetta, but I would definitely like to register my +1 for a native build of the app.

  • Flori

    OP here, I have had a few problems getting Discord to run on my mac, but it seemed like that was a genereal problem with Discord on macOS, it's all working now! Native M1 Support would still be amazing, and I have also encountered the jagged edges the guy above shared.

  • akamizu

    +1 for native app

  • UpsetDavid

    Bump, would also like this to be a thing as, while discord runs great via Rosetta, it would be nice to have it running natively. 


    I actually noticed the jagged edges as well - and it didn't happen in the browser - thus I suspected it was brought via the Rosetta execution. 

  • Mik Prat Rel

    The M1 has been out for 8 months but it was announced and tools for developers released months prior to that, at WWDC 2020, so they have had over a year. No more excuses or apologies, please — it's long overdue!

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  • Bertz

    Yeah +1 for a native Apple Silicon App!

  • JohnonRye

    +1 for native support


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