Discord is a popular communication platform among gamers, professionals, and communities alike. However, one issue that users often face is that Discord tends to lower the volume of other applications running on Windows when a voice chat is initiated. This can be annoying and distracting, especially when you’re trying to listen to music or hear important sounds from other apps while using Discord.
Fixing this issue is important because it can affect your productivity and enjoyment while using Discord. If you’re a gamer, you may miss out on crucial in-game sounds or alerts, and if you’re a professional, you may miss important notifications from other apps while on a conference call.
In this blog post, we’ll explore why Discord lowers app volume and provide solutions on how to stop Discord from lowering app volume on Windows.
Understanding Discord’s Volume Attenuation Feature
Discord’s volume attenuation feature is designed to lower the volume of other applications running on your Windows device when you’re engaged in a voice chat on Discord. This is intended to improve the overall audio experience for all users involved in the chat by reducing background noise and preventing audio feedback.
The volume attenuation feature works by automatically detecting when you start using the voice chat on Discord. Once detected, Discord will reduce the volume of all other applications running on your device by a certain percentage, typically around 80%. This allows you to focus on the voice chat without being distracted by other sounds or notifications.
While the volume attenuation feature can be helpful in certain situations, it can also be inconvenient and frustrating for users who want to hear sounds from other applications while using Discord. Fortunately, there are ways to disable or adjust the feature to better suit your needs.