How to Fix Blurry Text and Video on Discord

Want to know how you can fix blurry text and video on Discord?

Discord is an online communication platform used by over 300 million users worldwide. The app offers video, voice, and text chats. Currently, Discord is very popular among gamers, but some businesses and organizations use the platform as well. 

Although Discord is considered to be one of the best, it doesn’t mean that the app is flawless. 

One of the most common issues on Discord is blurry texts and videos. Most of the time, this problem occurs after an update but can also happen anytime while using the app. 

Based on what we know, this problem is usually caused by improper system configurations or faulty drivers. However, it can also be due to offline servers, outdated software, or corrupted installation files. 

When you encounter this issue, it can be very annoying as you won’t be able to comprehend the chats on your server or conversation. 

To help you out, we’ve decided to make a guide for fixing blurry text and video on Discord. 

Let’s dive right in!

1. Check Discord Servers. 

One of the first things you should check when you encounter issues on Discord is the status of its servers. Being an online platform, Discord relies on its servers to function correctly and deliver services. 

If the servers are down, expect the app to run into issues. To confirm if the problem is coming from the servers, visit Discord’s dedicated status page

Discord Status

Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do if the problem is with the servers. 

On the other hand, you can proceed to the next solution below if nothing is wrong with Discord’s servers. 

2. Restart Your System. 

Before changing your configurations, we suggest restarting your system if you experience blurry text and video on Discord. This should allow your device to reload its resources and eliminate temporary errors that may have occurred. 

Here’s how you can restart your PC: 

  1. First, open the Start Menu on your Taskbar
  2. Next, go to the Power Options tab. 
  3. Lastly, choose Restart. 
Restart Windows

Go back to Discord afterward to check if the problem is solved. 

3. Toggle Hardware Acceleration. 

Hardware Acceleration is a feature that allows you to utilize your GPU to improve Discord’s performance. However, if your system doesn’t have a discrete graphics card, Hardware Acceleration won’t work correctly. 

If you experience blurry text and video on Discord, try toggling Hardware Acceleration ON/OFF and see which setting works for your system. 

Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. On Discord, access the Settings.
  2. Now, go to the Advanced tab. 
  3. Finally, toggle Hardware Acceleration On/Off
blurry text and video on Discord

Go back to your server afterward to see if the problem is solved. 

4. Change Your Visual Settings. 

Another reason for blurry text and video on Discord is improper visual effect settings on Windows. 

Follow the steps below to change your visual settings: 

  1. First, open the Start Menu on your computer. 
  2. Look for ‘View Advanced System Settings’ and click on Open
  3. Now, click the Settings button under the Performance tab. 
  4. Lastly, enable the ‘Smooth Edges of Screen Fonts’ option. 
blurry text and video on Discord

Once done, save the changes and go back to Discord to check if the problem is solved. 

5. Reinstall Discord. 

If you still experience blurry text and video on Discord, we suggest reinstalling the app on your computer. Some of its installation files may have gotten severely corrupted and are no longer fixable. 

Here’s how you can reinstall Discord: 

  1. On your computer, open the Control Panel and click on Uninstall a Program
  2. After that, locate Discord from the list.
  3. Finally, right-click on the app and choose Uninstall
blurry text and video on Discord

After removing Discord, download the latest installer and reinstall the app on your system.

That ends our guide on how to fix blurry text and video on Discord. If you have questions, please let us know in the comment section, and we’ll do our best to help. 

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  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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