Discord uses motion effects to create the perception of depth. However, we understand that these effects can cause problems for users who are affected by excess motion and movement within apps. So, we're adding Reduced Motion to help!
Note: This setting is only available on the Desktop & Browser client
What does this article cover?
- What does Reduced Motion do?
- Where can I find this setting?
- Having Trouble Disabling Reduced Motion?
What does Reduced Motion do?
Animations and Movement that are limited when Reduced Motion is enabled:
New/Old messages Bar & Jump to Messages - slide animation removed and instead send you directly to the message
Disables the shaking animation that happens when trying to close out setting pages that have unsaved changes.
Server banner animation is minimized when scrolling down a channel list.
Setting pages no longer fade in/out and instead instantly open/close.
Disable the message highlight that occurs when your mouse is hovering over a message in chat.
Disables the background animations found on the Login/Authentication page.
Disables GIF avatars from playing in the chat unless you click into the user profile.
Animations for tooltips, menu dropdowns, and context/pop-out menus will now fade in.
Discord's loading animation when launching (spinning Clyde) will now be static.
Animated Emojis will now be static in the Emoji Picker, within chat, statuses, and reactions:
Where can I find this setting?
Sync with computer(default):
Enable Reduced Motion:
If you'd like to only enable Reduced Motion in Discord, but keep your current computer settings the same, you can instead press "Enabled Reduced Motion"!
When this setting is enabled, Discord will reduce animations and movements within the app regardless of your system configurations.
Having Trouble Disabling Reduced Motion?
If you’re having trouble getting Reduced Motion to be disabled on Discord, it’s most likely due to pre-configured settings that have been enabled on your system.
For Mac OS, there’s one option, but for Windows, there are multiple settings that could enable Reduced Motion in Discord. We have steps below for where to look to double check on these settings.
To check your current system settings:
- Display Settings
- On Windows 10, go to Settings ⟶ Ease of Access ⟶ Display ⟶ Simplify and personalize Windows. Toggle "Show animation in Windows" off.
- Advanced System Settings
- If you're still unable to disable Reduced Motion, you will need to open Advanced System Settings and make sure that the Animate controls and elements inside windows option checked!
- This setting will cause Reduced Motion to enable, but you can adjust the individual animations that you prefer to keep disabled on your system within this menu.
Note: If you have motion and animation effects disabled on your system for reasons other than accessibility, then following the step above should allow you to disable Reduced motion for Discord, but enable for your system.
- On a Mac, you go to System Preferences ⟶ Accessibility ⟶ Display and uncheck the box for "Reduce motion".
Have Questions or Feedback?
We hope this update improves your Discord experience and if you would like to give our Accessibility team live feedback, please fill out this form: https://dis.gd/a11y.