Fix Discord Nitro Gift Not Working [4 Easy Steps 2024]

Written By Steven Arends

Are you trying to redeem a Discord Nitro gift but to no avail?

No worries. I will fix the issue for you.

I will guide you through the steps to resolve the problem.


Why is the Discord Nitro gift not working?

Discord Nitro gift not working can be due to many reasons. The reason could be using a wrong or expired link, claiming from the wrong account, trying to claim an already claimed gift, and mismatched subscription.

Keep reading the whole post to learn in detail.

What is a Discord Nitro Gift?

Discord Nitro gift is a way to give your friends a Discord Nitro subscription. You can purchase the subscription and send it to your friends very quickly. Then they can redeem the subscription and add it to their account. The whole process is swift and flawless.

Discord Nitro subscription is a great way to enhance the experience and unlock new features and capabilities to the Discord app. It brings the user experience and facilities of the Discord app to a whole new level.


Here are some of the perks of a Discord Nitro subscription:

  • Better emojis.
  • More customizations on profile.
  • Larger upload sizes.
  • Higher quality video for streaming or screen sharing.
  • Better server support.

As such, Discord Nitro brings in a lot of improvements over the standard free user experience.

There are two tiers of Discord Nitro subscriptions: Nitro and Nitro Classic.

There are many reasons to gift a Nitro subscription. If you own a server and have some server staff, you might want to give them Nitro subscriptions for better efficiency.

Or maybe you just want to gift your dear friends some subscriptions.

Whatever the case might be, it is straightforward to gift Nitro subscriptions.

However, there are some facts you need to consider before gifting subscriptions, like whether the user already has a subscription, if yes, what is the subscription type, etc.

Related guide: Discord Nitro won’t Renewing.

How To Fix Discord Nitro Gift Not Working

Discord Nitro is very easy to gift to friends and other users.

However, sometimes there might be some issues claiming the gifts due to various reasons.

Here are the steps to fix the Discord Nitro gift won’t work issue:

1. Use the Desktop app or Browser version

Right now, Discord supports claiming Discord Nitro gifts through two platforms: the desktop app and the web/browser version. If you try to use the smartphone app to claim the gift, it might not work correctly.


Therefore, make sure to use either the desktop app or browser version to claim the Discord Nitro gift.

2. Use the correct Discord account

If you accidentally use the wrong account while claiming a Discord Nitro gift, you will not be able to transfer it to the correct account. Discord will also not provide you with a second code.

To avoid the mistake, make sure you are logged in to the correct account on the Discord desktop app.

If you are using the web version, it will take you to Discord when you click on a Nitro gift link. You will see a warning labeled: ‘You are accepting this gift as …’.

If the username is not correct, just use the ‘Wrong Account’ button to switch accounts.

Check out the easiest way to Fix Discord Nitro Link Not Working.

3. Make sure the gift is not already claimed

If a gift has already been claimed, you will not be able to claim it again. So you need to make sure if the gift is claimed or not.

Here’s how to do it using the gift link:

  • Copy the Discord Nitro gift link.
  • Paste and go to the link via a web browser.
  • Check if there is an error message that says ‘This gift has already been claimed’.

If you are using the desktop app, the ‘Claim’ button will be greyed out. That’s how you can tell if the gift is already claimed or not.

4. Add a credit card

If you already have a Discord Nitro subscription and try to claim a gift, there is something to know.

Discord made it compulsory to add a credit card to your account if you want to claim a gift while having a Nitro subscription with the recent updates.

So if you have a running Nitro subscription and want to try to claim a Nitro gift without any credit card info, it will fail.

The reason is that, due to the recent changes in the billing system, there is a new ‘account credit’ option. Whenever you claim a gift while having a subscription, the claimed gift gets translated to an account credit of similar value.

That’s why you need a credit card linked to your Discord profile to receive the gift as an account credit.

Another thing to note is that you can only use account credit on desktop and web versions.

What is Account Credit And How To Use It?

Account credit is a new billing system in Discord. Here any claimed gift gets added as an account credit if you already have a running subscription. After the current subscription ends, you can renew your subscription using the account credits free of charge.

If you have a current Discord Nitro subscription and try to claim any Nitro gifts, Discord will transfer the gift to the account credit. Whether you claim the same subscription, you are currently using or a different one, it will go to account credit.

In the future, when your current subscription ends or reaches its renewal date, you can re-activate the subscription if you have a matching account credit.

Matching account credit means you will need to match the time and type of subscription. Suppose you are using the Discord Nitro monthly subscription. If you have an account credit for the same subscription, you can use it without issue.

But, if you have a different account credit, it will not work. Let’s say you have an account credit for Discord Nitro Classic monthly subscription. Then you cannot use that account credit unless you buy a Nitro Classic monthly subscription first. But, if you have a different account credit, it will not work.

When you use account credit to renew a matching subscription, you are essentially buying a new subscription. But you will not be charged for it.

Discord requires a credit card to be linked to your Discord profile for the account credit to work. Also, you cannot use account credit on smartphone apps. It only works on desktop and web versions.

Follow our guide on how to Buy Discord Nitro without Credit Card.

To use matching account credit, do the following:

  • Click on the cog icon to go to Settings.discord-user-settings
  • Click on Subscription from the left menu.
  • Click on the Subscribe button for matching subscription type (Nitro or Nitro Classic).
  • Select the right subscription plan from the new window.
  • Add your credit card and fill out the credentials. You will see the Subscription Credit applied message if everything goes right.
  • Confirm the purchase.

Congratulations. You have successfully used account credit to activate your Discord subscription.

How To Claim Discord Nitro Gift

Discord Nitro gift is a fast and easy way to send and receive Nitro subscriptions. Claiming a Discord Nitro gift is effortless.

Here’s how to claim Discord Nitro gift:

  • Open the gift message on Discord.
  • Click on the green Accept button on the gift message.
  • Click on I accept to confirm claiming the gift. You will receive a confirmation message.

Also read more on how to Stop Auto-Renewal on Discord Nitro.


Question: What happens if a Discord Nitro link expires?

Answer: If a Discord Nitro link expires after 48 hours, you need to go to inventory and generate a new link for the same gift.

Question: Are Discord Nitro gifts permanent?

Answer: Discord Nitro gifts are permanent. They do not expire. Only the link will expire, which can be renewed. If the gift link is not used, the gift will stay in your inventory.

Question: Can someone with Nitro accept a Nitro gift?

Answer: Someone with Nitro can accept a Nitro gift. It will be added as an account credit. To use the account credit, the current subscription should match with the gifted subscription.

Final Thoughts

Discord Nitro gift offers a lot of flexibility to the end-user.

It allows users to buy Discord Nitro subscriptions for each other and send them easily.

However, sometimes issues arise while claiming the gift.

But it is pretty easy to solve the issue.

About The Author
Steven Arends is a computer science graduate and tech enthusiast with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has a vast collection of computer hardware and loves exploring the latest advancements. As a contributing author to 10Scopes, Steven shares his expertise to make the world of technology more accessible and easier to understand for all readers.

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