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How to cancel Discord Nitro

Always ask yourself — are the premium perks worth paying for?

Published onApril 2, 2024

When subscribing to a service, it’s easy to take premium features for granted. When you cancel Discord Nitro, you lose things like your profile banner, animated icons, and the ability to use emojis. That said, Discord is very much usable for free. So, what do you do when you want to cancel Discord Nitro (or Nitro Basic, for that matter)?


To cancel Discord Nitro, open the desktop app, go to User Settings (the gear icon), then Subscriptions. Select Cancel. Alternatively, open the iOS or Android app, tap your avatar, the settings cog, select Manage Nitro, then cancel your subscription.


How to cancel Discord Nitro

Before canceling Discord Nitro, you’ll want to know what you’ll miss. The top Nitro tier grants users access to animated avatars, custom profile banners, Discord Tags, emojis, sounds, stickers, two free Boosts, higher screen share quality, larger upload sizes, and animated reactions.

Nitro Basic is much more limited, simply granting custom emojis and allowing uploads up to 50MB. It’s cheaper but designed to nudge you into a full Nitro plan.

If you’re sure you want to cancel either Nitro subscription, here’s how to do so on both desktop and mobile.


  1. Click User Settings (the gear icon).
user settings in discord chat
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  1. Click Subscriptions in the lefthand menu.
go to your subscriptions list
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  1. In the Discord Nitro banner, click Cancel.
cancel discord nitro button
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  1. Scroll down to the bottom and click Continue.
click continue discord nitro cancellation
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  1. Click Confirm to cancel Discord Nitro.
click confirm to finalize cancellation
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Android and iOS


Canceling Discord Nitro may be easier for users on mobile. To cancel Discord Nitro on the Android or iOS apps:

  1. Open the app, then tap on your avatar in the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Tap on the Settings gear icon at the top right.
  3. Scroll down to Billing Settings, then select Manage Nitro.
  4. Finally, cancel your subscription.

If you’ve subscribed to Discord Nitro through Google Play or Apple Subscriptions, you can head to your respective platform and cancel it there.


You’ll lose all of the perks of the subscription at the end of your current billing cycle. They’ll continue working until then. When your subscription ends, you won’t be billed.

Generally no, but Discord sometimes pairs with companies like Epic Games to offer small bonuses. These are promotional and sporadic, meaning they’re unpredictable and aren’t always available.

The top tier of Nitro includes things like animated avatars, custom profile banners, custom Discord Tags, custom emojis, custom sounds, custom stickers, two free Boosts, higher screen share quality, larger upload sizes, and animated reactions.

If you spend many hours socializing in Discord, it might be worth it, all the more so if you’re into streaming. If Discord is just a practical communications tool though, you can safely spend your money elsewhere. We’d recommend against Nitro Basic, since custom emojis and 50MB uploads aren’t worth paying for.

No. If you want to leave Discord entirely, you must delete your account separately. Be sure to cancel your Nitro plan first, of course.

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