How To Disable Discord Overlay On PC, Steam, And For Specific Games

How To Disable Discord Overlay

Communication is the key factor when you are playing an online multiplayer game. Discord gives you a platform for the purpose. But, sometimes when you are playing an online game in single-mode the overlay texts can be irritating. So, here is an article that will tell you how to disable Discord overlay.

We all know Discord is the most widely used Social Media app by PC gamers nowadays. Various features of the app make discord a better platform for online game streaming than others. One such feature is the Overlay. This feature allows communication while playing games. But, if you want no disturbance texts while playing then this article on the Discord Overlay disabling will be of great help to you.

In this article, you will learn about how to disable the Discord overlay. We have made three major sections. The first one will tell you how to disable it on PC, on the Steam Platform, and at last specifically for a game.

Read below to get detailed information on every topic that we mentioned in the above paragraph.

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How To Disable Discord Overlay

Further in the article, you will find all your answers on how to disable your discord overlay.

Note – The default shortcut to the Overlay option is Alt +

How To Disable Discord Overlay On PC

How To Disable Discord Overlay On PC
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If you are disabling the discord overlay from the app then it doesn’t matter if you are using the Chromebook, a Mac, or Windows 10 PC. The application is platform-independent and the steps involved in disabling the discord overlay would remain the same. 

Read below to know how to disable discord overlay on a Windows 10 PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

  1. Download and Install the discord app on the platform.
  2. Now, launch the Discord app.
  3. On the home screen of the discord app, you will find the settings icon on the bottom left of the screen. It will be present against the username.
  4. Now you will find a list on the left side of the screen. Scroll and search for the App Settings section.
  5. Under the “App Setting” section. You will find the option “Overlay”. Click on it.
  6. On the new screen, you will find the menu “Enable in-game overlay”. Toggle it on.
  7. Now move out of the window. Your overlay has been disabled. 

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How To Disable Discord Overlay On Steam

How To Disable Discord Overlay In Steam
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Well, if we are talking about PC gaming then how can one skip the Steam platform. As we all know you can stream online games on Discord using steam. Although the steps given above are enough to disable discord overlay. But, steam also comes with an in-built overlay feature.

If you wish to disable steam overlay before streaming it live on the discord app then follow the steps given below.

  1. The first step would be to open your browser and visit the website https://store.steampowered.com/ If you are already logged in then you can directly start from Step No. 5.
  2. If you are not logged in then follow the instructions. Go to the official website of Steam and look at the top right of the screen. You will find three options: “Install Steam”, “Login” and “Language”.
  3. You can select the options according to the choice but remember we are here for logging in. So, click on the “Log In”.
  4. You can now enter your user name and password. If you are new to the steam platform, you can sign up from the same page.
  5. Now you are logged into the steam.
  6. On the top right corner of the window, you will find the option “Steam”. Click on it.
  7. A drop-down menu will appear in front of you. Select settings from the list.
  8. A new window will appear in front of you, on the left side of the screen you will find a list of options. Search and click on “In-Game”.
  9. On the right side of the screen search for the check box “Enable The Steam Overlay While In-Game”. Uncheck the checkbox.
  10. Click on the “OK” button to confirm the settings.
  11. You have disabled the overlays from both Steam and Discord.

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How To Disable Discord Overlay In Specific Games

How To Disable Discord Overlay In Specific Games
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Well in this section you will get answers to the questions like
How to disable Discord Overlay In PUBG
How to disable Discord Overlay In WOW (World Of Warcraft)
How to disable Discord Overlay In Fortnite
How to disable Discord Overlay In Minecraft
And many more games.

We will understand the steps to disable the overlay on the Discord app with the example of the WOW (World Of Warcraft) game.

  1. Open the Discord app.
  2. Now open the WOW through the Battle.Net app.
  3. Log in to the game. Once you start the game, minimize the window or you can exit the game entirely, that is up to you.
  4. Now, launch the Discord app.
  5. On the home screen of the discord app, you will find the settings icon on the bottom left of the screen. It will be present against the username.
  6. Now you will find a list on the left side of the screen. Scroll and search for the App Settings section.
  7. Under the “App Setting” section. You will find the option “Game Activity”. Click on it.
  8. On the right side of the screen, you will find the option “Added Game”. Under it, you will find the WOW game. If not, open the game again.
  9. On the right side of the WOW, you will find the TV icon. Click on it to toggle off the overlay.
  10. The overlay of the WOW game has been disabled.

You can use a similar criterion to disable the discord overlay on the other apps.

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Conclusion

This was all about how to disable Discord overlay. We have tried to mention every possible criterion in the guide above. We hope it was useful to you and don’t forget to share this article with your online game steamer friends.  

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