Fix Discord Game Detection not working on Windows 11/10/8

Fix Discord Game Detection not working on Windows 11/10/8


Discord is the most popular VOIP application among gamers for chatting with other users. It includes a Game Detection feature that allows the user to broadcast the name of the current game he or she is playing to others. However, many users have complained that Discord is unable to detect the game they are currently playing.

Are you bothered by the fact that Discord’s game detection feature has ceased working? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some troubleshooting ideas to assist you to overcome this issue on your Windows PC.


Section I: Table of Contents
Fix 1 – Enable Discord Game Detection Correction 2 – Manually Add Game to Discord 3 – Update Discord to the Most Recent Version Fix 1 – Enable Discord Game Detection 4 – Uninstall and Reinstall Discord

  1. On your taskbar, click the Windows Start button.

To find the application, put discord into the Windows search box.

To open it, click on Discord in the search result.


Discord Min Windows Search


  1. In the main Discord window that appears, click on the Settings gear icon in the lower-left corner, near to the user profile name.


Discord Open Preferences Click the Gear Icon Min.


The User Settings window will appear.

  1. In the Settings window, scroll down and find the Activity Status tab in the left side.

Move to the right after selecting Activity Status and turn on the toggle next to Display current activity as a status message.

A checkmark will appear next to the selection.


Discord Settings Activity Status Game Detection Enable


  1. Exit the Settings page and the Discord app.

Reopen Discord and see whether it can recognize the current game you’re playing.



Fix 2: Manually add the game to Discord.

  1. Launch the Discord application, as described in Step 1.

  2. Open the User Settings box by clicking on the gear icon next to your user name in the bottom left corner.


Discord Open Preferences Click the Gear Icon Min.


Select the Activity Status tab on the left side of the Settings window.

  1. Click the “Add it!” link next to the words “Not seeing your game?” on the right.

Enter the name of your current game in the search box that appears and select it from the list.

After you’ve chosen your game, click the Add Game button to see it on Discord.


Add Game Min to Discord Activity Status


  1. Exit Discord and restart it.

Check to see if the issue with Discord not detecting games has been fixed.


Fix 3: Update Discord to the most recent version.

  1. Discord must be operating on your PC in order to be updated.

  2. Expand the system tray by clicking on the small upward arrow ().

Right-click on the Discord icon in this window.

Select Check for Updates… from the menu that appears.


Discord System Tray Check For Updates Min


  1. Wait for Discord to check for any new updates. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the updates.

  2. After the update, relaunch the Discord app. Check to see if the Discord game detection issue has been resolved.


Normally, Discord detects all real games automatically. If you are playing any unverified games, Discord will not detect them. As a result, always ensure that you install real games on your PC.


Fix 4 – Remove and reinstall Discord

  1. Press the Windows key and search for programs and features in the Windows Search box.

At the bottom of the best match search results, click on Apps & features.


Min Features of Windows Apps


  1. This will take you to the Windows Settings app’s Apps & Features tab.

Find the App list area on this website and type discord into the search field below it.

  1. The Discord app will appear in the search results.

Select Uninstall from the menu by clicking on the three vertical dots linked with it.


Min Discord Uninstall Apss Feature


On the confirmation window that appears, click Uninstall once again.


Discord Apss Uninstall Feature Confirm Minimum


  1. Wait for Discord to uninstall from your computer.

After the uninstallation, restart your system.

  1. Navigate to Discord’s official download website.

Install the most recent version of the program for Windows.

Open the installer file and finish installing the software.

  1. After reinstalling Discord on your PC, start it to see if your game detection issue has been repaired.

That’s all I’ve got for now.

Did you find this article helpful in resolving the Discord game detection not working problem on your Windows PC? Please share your thoughts as well as the solution that worked for you.

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