[Updated] Discord mobile app new layout or UI facing backlash; looks like a generic messaging app & unintuitive, according to some

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

Original story (published on March 14, 2023) follows:

Discord is one of the well-known VoIP and social media platform that lets users communicate and stay connected via calls and text messaging.

The company has been testing a new user interface (UI) or layout for its mobile app for the past few days. Unfortunately, it looks like some are not happy with the recent modifications.


Discord mobile app new layout or UI faces backlash

According to reports (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9), some Discord mobile app users don’t like the new app layout.

It is alleged that the new user interface (UI) appears to be similar to that of a generic chat application like Messenger or Twitter and is unintuitive.

The platform users also believe that if these changes are made permanent, then Discord will no longer be seen as a distinctive app like it earlier was.


Discord users are unhappy and have taken to the web forums to criticize the UI changes introduced in the testing phase.

A user on Reddit says that the new layout is quite a downgrade from the previously used design. They also added that even though the old layout was not that appealing, it was simple and fully functional.

Another user alleges that the Discord layout worsens with every UI update.


Discord, we use your app because it’s not like the others. Please don’t implement this bad design.

It does not look unique, though. I don’t like the idea of this ui.

Some are of the viewpoint that the company should fix and enhance its own apps instead of making the layout or UI appear similar like their competitor’s apps.

Others (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8) believe that the new UI simply looks bad. They also complain that the layout affects usability, especially for those who visit many servers on daily basis.

They also added that one is now required to constantly make more swipes in order to switch between multiple servers.

Some are in favour

On the other hand, a section of platform users (1,2,3,4,5,6), are in the favor of the new layout and want the company to implement these changes.


It is also worth mentioning that the test includes an ability to switch between the new and the old layouts. However, we are not sure if this option will be included in the full rollout or not.

Notably, this is not the first time the company has received criticism over new app UI design.

That said, we’ll keep tabs on the issue where the Discord mobile app’s new layout or UI faces backlash and update the article accordingly.

Update 1 (August 14, 2023)

12:03 pm (IST): It appears that the new layout is now rolling out widely as we have come across fresh reports (1, 2, 3, 4) from users who aren’t liking it.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Apps section so be sure to follow them as well.

Featured image source: Discord.

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