Discord is one of the most popular apps that gamers use to communicate online. But sometimes you may run into the Discord echo problem. If you’re scratching your head wondering how you can fix it, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll show you how to stop an echo in Discord and stream.

Before getting started

Before proceeding to the following fixes, restart your device and Discord. A simple restart gives your system a clean state and fresh start.

Then you need to make sure that the volume is not set too high. Otherwise, the voice breakage can occur.

However, if your problem persists after you’ve taken these steps, you’ll need to make some changes on your Discord and Windows settings.

How to stop Discord echo

Follow the steps below in order until you fix your issue.

  1. Tweak Discord settings
  2. Change Windows settings
  3. Download & Install all Windows updates
  4. Update your audio driver

1. Tweak Discord settings

Discord has partnered with Krisp, a noise filtration software to allow users to enjoy their voice chats by introducing the Noise Suppression option. So you’ll need to make sure that you’ve enabled this option.

  1. Join a voice chat.
  2. On the bottom-left, you’ll see a peculiar vertical lines icon next to the End Call icon. Click on it and hit the grey switch to Enable Noise suppression.

  3. And you’ll need to do the same inside USER SETTINGS.

    Click on the gear icon at the bottom-left corner next to your username.

  4. Select Voice & Video. Then make sure you’ve chosen the correct input and output device.

  5. Scroll down and toggle on Echo Cancellation. Then tick Krisp for Noise Suppression.

Save your settings and restart Discord. If it’s still echoing, try the next fix below.

2. Change Windows settings

Next, you’ll need to delve into the Windows settings. The echo problem can occur due to some wrong settings.

  1. At the bottom-right corner of your taskbar, right-click your sound icon and select Open Sound settings.

    open sound settings
  2. Make sure you select the correct output and input device from the drop-down.

  3. If your problem persists after verifying the correct input and output device, click Sound Control Panel in the top right.

  4. Under the Playback tab, right-click your device and select Properties.

  5. In the Properties window, select the Spatial Sound tab. Make sure to turn it Off. Then click Apply > OK.

After applying the changes, do a test and check if your problem has been resolved. If not, try the next fix below.

3. Download & Install all Windows updates

Windows updates usually come with bug fixes and they bring new features. You can check for Windows updates and see if your problem is gone.

  1. In the Search box, type in check for updates. Click Check for updates from results.

    how to download and install Windows updates
  2. Click on the Check for updates tab and wait for it to download and install the available updates. And you should be asked to restart your PC.

If this doesn’t do the trick, proceed to the next fix.

4. Update your audio driver

Audio issues can arise if you’re using an outdated audio driver. To fix the Discord echo problem, you should give updating the audio driver a try. This may be the best shot you can take without much troubleshooting. You can update your audio driver manually using the Device Manager utility in Windows or go to your sound card manufacturer to search for driver updates.

But if you don’t have the time or patience to update the audio driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy, an automatic driver updater. It’ll detect any outdated drivers and then download, and install the latest drivers for your system. All are done with a few mouse clicks.

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any devices with outdated drivers.

  3. Click Update All. Driver Easy will then download and update all your outdated and missing device drivers, giving you the latest version of each, direct from the device manufacturer.

    This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money-back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. You can also update your drivers with the FREE version. All you need to do is to download them one at a time and manually install them.

After updating drivers, restart your PC and you should be able to use Discord voice chat or streaming without having the annoying echo problem.

If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

That’s it – the full guide to fix your Discord echo problem. If you have any ideas or questions, feel free to leave us a line in the comment section below.

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