How do I change the overlay position in Discord?

Answered by Tom Adger

To change the overlay position in Discord, you need to access the Overlay menu. The overlay is a feature in Discord that allows you to see who is talking in voice channels while you are in-game. By default, the overlay appears in the top left corner of your screen, but you can customize its position to suit your preferences.

To begin, open Discord and click on the cogwheel icon in the bottom left corner to open the User Settings. From there, select the ‘Overlay’ option on the left side of the settings menu.

Once you are in the Overlay settings, scroll down to the bottom of the menu until you find the ‘Notification Position’ section. Here, you can click on one of the four grey corners of the screen to set where you’d like the overlay to appear.

For example, if you prefer the overlay to be in the bottom right corner, simply click on that corner. The overlay will then appear in the chosen position whenever you have it enabled while playing games.

It’s important to note that the overlay may not be available for all games or may require some additional settings adjustments within the game itself. Some games have compatibility issues with the overlay, so you might need to check the game’s settings or consult the game’s community for assistance.

In my personal experience, I found it convenient to have the overlay positioned in the bottom right corner of the screen. This way, it was less obstructive and didn’t interfere with important elements in the game interface. However, the best position for the overlay will vary depending on your personal preferences and the specific game you are playing.

Changing the overlay position in Discord is a simple process. By accessing the Overlay settings in Discord’s User Settings, you can choose the desired corner of your screen where you want the overlay to appear. Experiment with different positions to find the one that suits your needs and enhances your gaming experience.