How to Uninstall Discord Completely on Mac

By Jordan, Last updated: April 1, 2019

Ever wondered how to uninstall discord on Mac completely? Find out how to remove this app in this guide!

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Part 1. What is Discord?

In the sea of applications being developed and released every day, we often wonder which one is for which since they are too similar to each other.

However, these apps specialize in various fields. Discord is a free messaging app that offers text, video, and call for gamers.

If you are a gamer, especially in MMOs or Massive Multiplayer Online games, you need to interact with other players to by talking and messaging them. Instead of using VOIP or voice over internet protocol, they use Discord.

Discord is considered a social networking platform because players need to log in with their username and password. Players can join a thread that they have been invited to or they can make their own private servers and invite friends to talk about the games they play. Interactions happen between logged in users in the app.

Features

Discord allows them to get to know other players nearby through turning on the ‘Nearby’ and ‘Location’ features. Gamers can find, and add new friends with these features so they can interact while playing online games.

What makes this app different from the others is that people join Discord to build private and invite-only groups. This means you can choose who can message you directly, who can add you as a friend, block a person, who can join your server, choose your server, and ability to set security and verification of your servers.

Apart from finding out who’s ready to chat with, discord also lets you share images, videos, and links directly from your phone or desktop. It also embeds most types of media in the chat.

Downside

Like any other social messaging network, there are occasional issues dealt in Discord too. The most common is abusive language. Also, this app is purely a messaging platform, but like others, most players initiate mature conversations and share mature contents.

However, each player or app user can customize the way you want to interact with. You can easily turn on ‘Block Inappropriate Content’ by going to:

  • User Settings
  • Click Privacy & Safety
  • Find and check the “Keep Me Safe” box

Under the same settings, you can also block unwanted messages and friends.

Most parents are aware that their children play online games. However, if you are one of those who decided to remove this app as part of discipline, you can proceed to how to uninstall discord part of this guide.
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Part 2. Uninstall Discord and Related Contents Automatically

Manually removing Discord is time-consuming especially when you are not familiar with its related resources. You might end up messing your system if you hunt these apps down.

For uninstalling discord smoothly, use PowerMyMac to easily remove applications and other residual files on Mac.

PowerMyMac Uninstaller has the ability to search a specific app and its related contents in a matter of seconds. It scans through your device and shows you all the related apps so you can choose which ones to remove completely.

Uninstaller is only one of the powerful tools of PowerMyMac. It has many more options you can use to optimize, clean, and maintain your device.

  1. Launch PowerMyMac and scan
  2. After scanning go to Toolkit
  3. Select Uninstaller
  4. Click the Scan button to begin the search
  5. Review the search results and find the app/s related to Discord
  6. Mark the app/s for removal and click the Clean button
  7. Click confirm

In just a few clicks, you have completely removed and uninstalled Discord from your Mac. You no longer have to worry about the traces left behind by app/s that can clog the system.
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Part 3. How to Uninstall Discord from My Mac

Removing Discord from your Mac is easy. It works the same way on how you normally uninstall an app. If you have finally decided to remove this app completely, follow these steps:

  1. Quit Discord if it is still running
  2. Go to Finder and click the Applications folder
  3. Search for the Discord app and drag the icon to the Trash bin. You can also right-click the Discord icon and click Move to Trash.
  4. Enter the administration password when necessary
  5. Empty the Trash right after. You can also go to Finder and Click Empty Trash

What to do when you cannot delete Discord?

In some cases when you are trying to remove Discord and you receive a message “The item Discord can’t be moved to the Trash because it’s open”, this might mean that the app is still running in the background or its background process.

You can simply quit other related background processes by going to the Activity Monitor.

  1. Launch the Activity Monitor from Applications folder then click on Utilities.
  2. Go to Network and enter the related apps/processes with Discord
  3. Highlight the background processes and click Quit

Delete Related Discord Apps in the ~/Library

Uninstalling an app does not mean you have completely remove it including its affiliated resources. Some apps still leave traces behind and still consume space on your system.

You can remove traces or related apps by going to the ~/Library directory. Here’s how:

  1. From Finder, select Go
  2. Scroll and click Go to Folder
  3. Enter ~/Library and click Go
  4. In the Library folder, search for the app name, publisher, or any related apps
  5. Match the results and right-click on each related app and click Move to Trash
  6. Do the same steps to all related app or resources

Remove Discord from the AppStore

Another option on how to uninstall discord from Mac is via the AppStore. This is if you have downloaded the said app from the same marketplace.

  1. Click the Launchpad icon in the Dock
  2. Search for Discord in the Launchpad interface
  3. Hold down the Discord icon until it begins to jiggle
  4. Click the delete button in the upper left corner of the icon
  5. Select Delete again in the pop-up screen

Part 4. Summary

Discord is a free social messaging app dedicated to online gamers. This app gives freedom to each player to customize their conversations by taking advantage of its features.

In case you no longer need this app, we have given you several options on how to uninstall discord on Mac. You can choose which one works best for you.

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