How to go live on Discord

Discord is a popular social client that allows users to join countless servers where they can chat, send text messages and send media files. Since it is primarily a gaming platform, it was only a matter of time before Discord launched its own live streaming feature. The popular app recently launched a beta version of the “Go Live” feature, which allows users to stream their gaming sessions to

Discord is a popular social client that allows users to join countless servers where they can chat, send text messages and send media files.

Since it is primarily a gaming platform, it was only a matter of time before Discord launched its own live streaming feature. The popular app recently launched a beta version of the “Go Live” feature, which allows users to broadcast their gaming sessions to friends on the same channel.

This article will walk you through the “Go Live” feature and tell you everything you need to know.

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If you want to broadcast your game session on Discord, you must be a member of a server’s voice channel. In addition, the game you wish to stream must be in the Discord database. Since Discord has a built-in game detection mechanism, it should automatically recognize the game when you start it.

Here’s how you can stream live on Discord:

Open Discord and navigate to the server where you want to live stream. Next, tap the voice channel.

Start the game you want to stream.
Click Screen to live stream a game or an application. Click Video to activate your computer’s camera and stream live.

If you chose to share your screen, click on the application in the pop-up window. You can also choose to share your entire screen.

Choose your live streaming settings. You can choose the quality of your broadcast, the broadcast channel and even let your friends know that you are going to broadcast live.

Finally, click Go Live.

You will now see the content you are streaming in a small dialog box. Tap the X on the screen icon when you are ready to end your stream.


Discord is a popular social client that allows users to join countless servers where they can chat, send text messages and send multimedia files.

Since it is primarily a gaming platform, it was only a matter of time before Discord launched its own live streaming feature. The popular app recently launched a beta version of the “Go Live” feature, which allows users to broadcast their gaming sessions to friends on the same channel.

This article will walk you through the “Go Live” feature and tell you everything you need to know.

Upload to discord
If you want to broadcast your game session on Discord, you must be a member of a server’s voice channel. In addition, the game you wish to stream must be in the Discord database. Since Discord has a built-in game detection mechanism, it should automatically recognize the game when you start it.

Here’s how you can stream live on Discord:

Open Discord and navigate to the server where you want to live stream. Next, tap the voice channel.
Start the game you want to stream.
Click Screen to live stream a game or application. Click Video to activate your computer’s camera and live stream yourself.
If you chose to share your screen, click on the application in the pop-up window. You can also choose to share your entire screen.
Choose your live streaming settings. You can choose the quality of your broadcast, the broadcast channel and even let your friends know that you are going to broadcast live.
Finally, click Go Live.
You will now see the content you are streaming in a small dialog box. Tap the X on the icon on the screen when you are ready to end your broadcast.
If you choose to stream live with your computer’s camera instead of streaming an application or game, you will see a prompt to allow all permissions and then Stream Live.

You can hover your mouse over the small window and adjust some streaming settings, such as resolution and frame rate. Regular users can only stream up to 720p/30fps. However, those with a Nitro Classic subscription can stream in 1080p/60fps. In addition, if you are a Nitro subscriber, you can set up to 4k/60fps resolution.

Ultimately, you can also invite others to join your voice channel and watch your streaming session. You will see a small “Invite” icon at the bottom left of the PiP window where you can send direct invitations. There is also an option to post the invitation link to a certain channel.

What if Discord does not recognize the game?
If the game does not appear automatically, you can try to add it manually. Here’s how to add your game or application:

Open the user settings in Discord. You’ll find this option in the bottom left corner next to your username.

Click on Activity Status in the submenu that appears.

Now click on Add! Hyperlink.

Select the application from the list that appears.

You can now go back to the live streaming settings and select your game.

Once you have added the game, Discord should recognize it every time you start it. However, if it still does not recognize the game, you will not be able to stream it.

Who can go live?
Any friend you invite to the Discord channel can follow the steps above and live stream their game sessions. If you have a server and want to manage who can or cannot go live, you can do so by adjusting the permissions.

Here’s how to moderate who can go live on your server:

Locate your voice channel and right click to access the Edit Channel option in the submenu. Note: You will only see the option to change the screen sharing permissions if you right-click on the voice channel.

Click on Permissions. Then click the X next to Video to prevent others from activating on your server. Alternatively, you can click the green check mark to allow anyone to live stream.

Can you stream or watch from a cell phone?
Unfortunately, the Go Live feature is not yet available for cell phones. You can only stream live from the Windows desktop application. If you want to watch a stream, you can do so from the browser and desktop client.

According to Discord’s official website, mobile app viewing will soon be available, but there is no indication whether streaming will also be possible from smart devices.

Go Live: constantly improving
Since the Go-Live feature is still relatively new, you can expect major changes in the coming months.

Currently, you can only invite ten other people to watch your stream, so it remains a private experience. There’s still a long way to go before it reaches Twitch-esque proportions. On the other hand, it’s a great way to hang out with your friends while playing your favorite games.

Frequently Asked Questions
Discord is a great place to connect with others. You can use it to play games, have fun, talk about your interests and even show off your skills. If you have more questions about Discord’s live features, read on.

I’m having trouble live streaming; who can I contact for help?
Suppose you are having audio or streaming problems that are not resolved by basic troubleshooting (i.e., restart Discord, check your settings and permissions, or check your connection). In this case, you can visit the Discord support website for further assistance.

Visit the website and fill out the form for further assistance. If you get an error code, be sure to take a screenshot for faster service.

What games would you stream to your friends on Discord? Why? Share your favorite streaming games in the comments section below.

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