How to Video Chat on Discord | A Simple Guide

Video Calling is one of the revolutionizing features that completely changed the way we talk to anyone digitally. As the name suggests, the Video Chat feature allows you to have live interaction with your friends and relatives. Unlike the standard phone calls or text chatting, you could even view the person on the other side. Moreover, Discord provides some best quality video conferencing experience to its users. Many of our readers don’t know the correct technique to start video chatting through their Discord app.

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Discord

Thus, we are here with this guide on how to video Chat on Discord without any issue. We also have some quick answers to various doubts that you might have in your mind. Hence, make sure to read the blog till the end and try out the most effective method according to your requirements.

Methods to Video Chat on Discord

Discord can be used on various platforms like an internet browser, mobile application, and desktop app. The video calling feature is available on each of the options mentioned above. However, you need to understand the complete procedure to initiate video chatting on your Discord account. Every platform has similar instructions the only require minor tweaks here and there. We will eventually go through each method which will be helpful for beginners.

Optimal Video Chat Settings

The initial stage is typical for every method as you want to configure your device and make it ready for video calls. This will ensure the best calling experience before going for a professional conference on Discord. Further, you could expect better sound and video quality after optimally setting up Discord.

First, you need to click on the Settings icon at the bottom of your screen. This step is only for browser and desktop app as you won’t find it on mobile Discord.

settings for video chat
Settings for Video Chat

Now you have to look for the Voice & Video tab with various camera and microphone setting options. You can select your current camera from the dropdown and ensure you are connected with the right camera. It also allows you to try your camera, test the surrounding lights and position before the video chat. Additional settings like Input Mode and Input Sensitivity are also available for your convenience. We will proceed to methods once you save the changes made in Voice and Video configurations.

Method #1 Private Video Calls on Discord

Private Video Call is the most popular feature on Discord that allows its users to video call their connections. It provides complete privacy as nobody could join the call without adequate permissions. Thus, you could continue with your official work and enhance productivity. The steps for the same are,

On Browser/Desktop App

Step 1

Click on the home button and navigate to the inbox where you can access your contacts.

Step 2

Select the person you would like to call and click on the video chat icon (looking like a video camera). Your request will be forwarded until it gets accepted.

start video chat
Start Video Chat

Step 3

Users can extend this feature to a private group video call by merely clicking on the + button on the menu. You can now select multiple contacts you want to add to the video chat. Finally, wait for the members to accept the call from their side.

On Mobile App

Step 1

Start the Discord app and select the person you want to call from the inbox.

Step 2

Click on the video chat icon at the top of your screen and provide permissions to activate your microphone and camera.

private video call on mobile
Private Video Call on Mobile

Step 3

Finally, you can end the call by tapping the red button accordingly.

Method #2 Server Video Chat on Discord

Public Servers are common on Discord, and you could send a video chat request on servers you joined. You can also share different details of your request and ask users to join your upcoming video call on the server. You must follow these steps to start a video call on the servers,

On Browser/Desktop App

Step 1

Open the Discord app and navigate to the public server you want to use.

Step 2

Next, click on the voice channel from the left menubar and click any option from Stream Room, Community Hangout, or Lounge Room.

select room
Select Room

Step 3

Once you are added to the room, click on the video chat icon to start your camera. You might need to provide permissions to the browser for security reasons.

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Give Permissions

On Mobile App

Step 1

The first step to video chat is similar, where you need to open the public server of your choice.

Step 2

Select any voice channel and click the icon to join the room. However, you can choose to join Voice Chat or open the camera before entering the room.

server video chat on phone
Server Video Chat on Phone

Step 3

Moreover, any user on the public server could see your video chat after joining the same room. You can end the call by leaving the room or tapping the red call button.

Conclusion

We hope you now know how to video chat on Discord using different methods. The best part of using Discord for video calling is you can connect up to 25 users simultaneously. Also, there are additional tools and free cam chat platforms where you can connect with different people. It is better to have a stable internet connection to avoid lag during the call. Also, try to upgrade your camera and microphone to enhance the overall video call experience. 

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Aloukik Rathore is a Delhi-based entrepreneur, gadget lover, and absolute geek. He loves spending time learning about new innovations and runs a digital marketing company, Cannibals.

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