How To Activate And Use Discord Overlay

Playing games and chatting with friends simultaneously can be very cumbersome at times. You may have to switch between games and chat, which might make you angry. But Discord covers you on this point too.

Discord gives you the overlay feature that you can use in this situation. In this post, we will discuss the Discord overlay and how you can activate it.

What is Discord overlay?

Discord comes with various features, and Discord overlay is one of them. Discord overlay let you play game and chat with your friends at the same time without switching off your game, even if you are playing in full-screen mode.

what is discord overlay

You can see all the Discord messages, invitations, and notifications while playing the game. You can even pin a chat so that you can constantly check it while you play. Every new notification will pop up on the screen, and you can check and revert them just by clicking the shortcut keys.

How to activate Discord overlay?

  • Open your Discord app
  • Go to “User Settings”
discord user settings
  • Now click on the “Game Overlay” under “Activity Settings.”
  • Look for “Enable in-game overlay” and toggle it on.
  • You can also edit the shortcut key here that you want to use for accessing the Discord notification while playing. Default is “Shift + ‘ “
discord enable game overlay
  • You can also enable or disable overlay for specific games
  • In the Activity Setting category, go to “Registered Games” and toggle on or off the overlay for whatever game you want
  • Now you can play the game and use an overlay shortcut to chat with your friends simultaneously.

Things to Note

Some antivirus software might find it a virus, which is a false positive, as mentioned by Discord officials itself. Some of the games might face some issues due to overlay; you can check these games and other details on Discord’s official website.

Now you know how you can chat with your friends and play at the same time using the Discord overlay feature. Enjoy!!

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