[Updated] Discord app reportedly crashing on Windows after recent update (workaround inside)

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on October 12, 2022) follows:

Discord is a well-known name in the messaging services segment. The platform is widely used in the world by millions of people on a daily basis.

But Discord goes beyond a ‘simple’ normal messaging app. The service allows even you to create complete channels (text and voice) with multiple sections, which can even integrate bots of all kinds with multiple functions.

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However, it seems that many Discord users are experiencing an issue where the Windows app has been crashing for several hours now, just as it has already happened on both Android and iOS.

Discord app crashing on Windows after OS update

According to multiple reports, the Discord app is currently crashing for many users on Windows computers. Apparently, the problem can appear in multiple use cases.

There are reports of the app crashing while trying to stream, when trying to pay for ‘Nitro’ subscription or even during startup.

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Discord Crash when trying to stream issue.

Pretty much what the title says, every time i try to share my screen, the moment I click the button to open the menu for screensharing or for streaming a game, discord crashes and restarts itself.
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Discord Crashes every time I try to purchase nitro

Hello, just today I decided to purchase discord nitro however every time I fill in all the info my discord crashes (even if I try via a browser). I attempted to purchase again ye it says I have attempted to many purchases recently. I am on windows 10.
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It seems that the cause of the crash is a recent OS update. Both Windows 10 (KB5018410 and KB5018419) and Windows 11 (KB5018427) received updates a few hours ago.

Some reports agree that the issue started after the OS update. Also, the timing of reports about the Discord crashing issue coincides with the rollout of those Windows updates.

A potential workaround

If you are facing the problem, there is a potential workaround that has helped some users. It seems that reinstalling the Discord app could fix it.

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I reinstall it now works
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There is still no official acknowledgment of the issue from the Discord team. We will update this story as events unfold.

Update 1 (October 12, 2022)

11:20 am (IST): It seems that many users (1,2,3) are now reporting a somewhat similar crashing issue with BetterDiscord after the recent update.

Fortunately, we have come across workarounds that can help fix the issue temporarily. You can check them out below:

Workaround 1:

Repairing BD via the installer seems to have fixed the crashing for me. I didn’t need to get rid of any plugins or anything…
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Workaround 2:

my better discord has been able to work and the custom CSS have been fine but suddenly it started crashing whenever i tried opening it,i saw people talk about how one of the libraries is fixed and the plugins are being worked on but to use discord at all i had to uninstall better discord completely,how long will this take if it’s due to code being changed?
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Update 2 (January 30, 2023)

11:45 am (IST): Some users are now reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) that the Discord app on their PC keeps crashing after the recent update. Unfortunately, the support hasn’t yet acknowledged this issue.

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