Data use on discord

Does Discord take a lot of data?

Discord is becoming one of the most used applications nowadays. It is said to provide the best communication services to connect with people over long distances. The multiple facilities it provides, used by users are, text chatting, video and voice chatting, and calling. Just like any other instant messaging application, discord also occupies a considerable amount of data depending on the task and the time taken for its functioning.

This article is a thorough guide explaining the data usage of discord and how to check its data usage for both PC and mobile.

  • How Much Data Does Discord Use on Desktop?
  • How Much Data Does Discord Use on Mobile?

Let’s start with the guide.

How Much Data Does Discord Use on Desktop?

“Discord” is thought to use a lot of data for the above-mentioned tasks but in reality, it uses far less in comparison to other similar applications. It has been estimated that discord uses 5MB-50MB per hour, which is quite less.

Amount of Data for Each Task per Hour

  • Text: 20-28MB
  • Video call: 200-350MB
  • Voice call: 6-20MB
  • Uploading files: 1-125MB
  • Downloading files: 5-50MB

Data Used by Discord per Minute

  • Text: The amount of data used by discord per minute for text chatting has been estimated to be 1.5KB to 3KB.
  • ●        Video and voice call: For voice calling discord uses 5.5MB per minute. And for video calling discord uses 330MB per minute.

To check the amount of data that discord uses on a PC follow the following steps.

Step 1: Open System Settings

To open the system settings press “Windows + I” and the settings screen will be displayed before you. Click the “Apps” section:

Step 2: Apps and Features

When you click on the Apps section, its contents will appear. Select “Apps and features” from the list on the left of the window screen. In the search feature search discord as shown below.

This is how users can display the data usage of discord.

How Much Data Does Discord Use on Mobile?

To check the amount of data that discord uses on mobile follow the following steps.

Step: 1 Open Mobile Settings

The first step would be to open the phone settings and then click on the Apps and Notifications section from the list.

 Step 2: Find Discord

After opening the apps and notifications search for discord on the search panel

   Here you can see the total data consumption of the discord app shown in the figure above. If you further click on it you will be shown all the details regarding its storage and cache.

Step: 3 Storage and Cache

This is an additional step if you wish to know about the details of the data consumption and the amount of storage and cache discord uses. Just simply click on the discord name that is being shown before you.

That is all from the guide.


In this article, we discussed the overall data consumption of the discord application which is estimated to be 5MB-50MB. We even discussed the amount of data the application uses per hour and minute.We separately explained the usage of data for desktop and mobile phones.

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