What is Discord Nitro

What is the difference between Discord NITRO and Discord NITRO Classic?



What is NITRO anyway?

Discord NITRO is the premium version of the free chat app Discord.

With the premium version, various advantages that are not absolutely necessary are activated and the subscription can be paid for either monthly or annually.


Discord NITRO Classic

Discord NITRO Classic is the "standard" version of NITRO, as the name suggests.

With this version the following benefits are available:

  • GIFs as an avatar
    GIFs (animated images) can be used as avatars
  • Wish Discord Day
    The number that follows the user name with a "#" sign can be changed (if still available in the desired combination).
  • Custom emojis
    Emojis from all associated servers can be used on all other servers (if the option has not been deactivated in the server settings).
  • Hi-Res streaming
    Screen broadcasts with 60fps at up to 720p or with 30fps at 1080p are made possible.
  • Higher upload limit
    The limit for uploaded file sizes will be from 8MB to 50MB elevated.
  • Badge in profile
    With the NITRO-Classic subscription, a small badge is added to the user's profile that informs other users that the subscription is in possession.

Discord NITRO

Discord NITRO is the new version of NITRO.

With this version the following benefits are available:

  • All of the previous benefits
    All the advantages of NITRO Classic are also available in this (more expensive) subscription.
  • Even higher upload limit
    Instead of 8MB (free) or 50MB (NITRO Classic) stand 100MB available per file.
  • Maximum Hi-Res streaming
    Screen transfers with the quality of the monitor source (unlimited fps / resolution).
  • Server boosts
    Two server boosts are included and can be applied to any server and also withdrawn again.
  • Badge in profile
    With the NITRO subscription, a small badge is added to the user's profile that informs other users that the subscription is in possession.

Discord NITRO earlier

Before 2021 there was only one version of the subscription instead of Discord NITRO and Discord NITRO Classic.


What is the difference?

In principle, not much has changed in terms of the benefits.

Discord's premium subscription was initially more expensive in 2020.
Current subscriptions did not get any more expensive, newly concluded subscriptions ran below the newer price.

The subscriptions, which were still running at the original price until 2021, were automatically downgraded to NITRO Classic in January 2021 and thus included fewer benefits at the same price.
Those who wanted to keep their original benefits had to upgrade their subscription and thus pay more money for the same benefits.

An important fact is that a NITRO subscription is not absolutely necessary to use Discord.
All the necessary functions are available even without a subscription and only those who want to get more out of Discord have to pay money for them.


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Have fun.