Updated at 10 Apr 2022
Discord is a popular communication app. It uses a lot of data, but it depends on what you do there. So it is not surprising that users are curious about how much data they use.
Before we get into any details, Discord does not provide any official information about the app's data usage. Therefore, your settings and preferences will affect the amount of data you receive.
Plain text is the most data-intensive of all apps. Images require a more significant amount of data than plain text, but we will soon find out how to reduce this. Based on how long you spend on a voice chat, voice chat uses a minimum amount of data. Video calls can use a lot more data than this. Discord bandwidth usage is also affected by the amount of time spent on screen, server activity, bot activities, and frequency of use.
There is no formula to estimate the Discord app's data usage, but you can use the methods we have described below to make a rough estimate. Below is information about Discord's data usage, including how to track it.
The following methods will allow you to track how much Discord data is being used on your computer. For Windows users, the following steps will allow you to track how much bandwidth the app uses.
You may also check Discord data consumption statistics if you're a Mac user. To see data usage for each app, use the 'Activity Monitoring' - the 'Network'. It resets every time your computer restarts. The feature gives you an estimate of the data usage per session. There are several ways to check how much data each tab consumes when using Discord via a browser, not the app.
You can check the Discord mobile data usage on your iPhone to see how much you have used.
Use an Android device to do the following:
Now you should be able to see graphs of Discord's data usage over a specific period and network (mobile data/wifi).
To make Discord use less data, you may do the following. On your mobile device:
The same settings will be on your computer except for the Notifications feature. The 'User settings' option is indicated by the gear icon next to your username. These settings can be modified to reduce data usage.
You can do some things to reduce Discord's data usage if it is happening for some reason. Let's look at some tips to minimize data consumption. It is better to disable background data if you aren't very active on the platform or if you don't use it daily. This will help you save lots of data. You can disable auto media download only to download the images you need. If you have a lot of data, skip GIFs and other similar files. If you're not using audio or video calls, don't turn them on. Video calls and other services consume lots of data. When not in use, ensure screen sharing is disabled.
It turns out that Discord's data usage is influenced by the activities you perform on the server. For example, you can expect to see a higher data usage if you are a media-hungry person who sends and receives a lot of such content. Check the usage statistics after Discord has been used for approximately a week. First, divide the total data used by seven to get your daily data usage. Further, you can divide it by 24 to get your Discord hourly data usage.