Don’t know how to stop the endless stream of Discord notifications? We are here to help. This tutorial will show you how to set up and use Do Not Disturb (DND) on Discord.
Why do you need DND on Discord
Discord is an app designed for gamers to have group voice chats while gaming. Each Discord server has various members and many groups within the server itself. If you follow a bunch of different streamers and video games, you’re probably also a member of all of their Discord servers.
Not only do you get notifications from Discord groups, but you also get direct message alerts from people and even pings from bots on the service. This means that you could receive hundreds of pings every minute, which can be very problematic.
This is why you would want to set up DND on Discord. Here’s everything you need to know about how to reduce the number of desktop notifications you get on Discord and also the flurry of alerts on mobile.
How to Enable Do Not Disturb Mode on Discord Desktop Apps
The Discord desktop app is identical on Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, and Linux. We will show you several ways to reduce the number of notifications on Discord.
The easiest method is to enable the Do Not Disturb status in the Discord app. Open Discord on your computer and sign in to your account. Click on your profile picture in the bottom left corner of the Discord window next to your Discord account username.
By default, your Discord status will be “Online” (when you’re active) or “Inactive” (when you’ve been away from the app for a while). You can choose Do not disturb here to mute all desktop notifications on Discord. Discord will mute these notifications until you manually change your status.
Please note that choose Invisible either Inactive status mods will not mute notifications in Discord.
If the standard Do Not Disturb user status is too plain for you, you can add some flavor to it by setting up a custom status on Discord. To do this, click on your profile picture in the bottom left corner of the Discord window. Then select Set a custom status.
This will open a popup, where Discord allows you to set a status of your choosing. Choose what you want from the first two options, including an emoji of your choice, some text, and when you want to clear your custom status. Then under the third option (Condition), select Do not disturb from the dropdown menu. Click Save money when you finish.
This is how you can use Discord’s set status feature to create a custom DND status for yourself. This functionality has the exact same effect as the standard Do Not Disturb status: all desktop notifications (including text messages and voice channels) will be muted on Discord.
You can still quickly mute desktop notifications if you don’t want to change your online status on Discord. To do this, click the button gear icon in the bottom left corner of the Discord window. This will appear to the right of your username and will open your Discord settings.
In the left sidebar, select Notifications, which is located in Application Settings. To disable Enable desktop notifications. This will stop all Discord notifications on your computer.
How to enable Do Not Disturb for specific Discord servers
If you don’t want to disable all desktop notifications, but only those for specific servers, there is a way to do it easily. In the Discord desktop apps, right-click any server icon (you’ll see them in the left panel of the app) and select silent server. Then choose the duration you want to mute it for, and Discord will pause all notifications from that server accordingly.
You can also change the notification settings for each Discord server in a similar way. Right click on the server icon and select Notification Settings. Here you can select what kind of notifications you would like to receive and even disable mobile notifications for specific servers.
How to Enable Do Not Disturb on Discord Mobile Apps
If you are using Discord on iOS or Android, you can still enable Do Not Disturb easily. Open Discord on your iPhone or Android phone. If you see text messages, you can swipe right to reveal the list of servers and channels.
Now tap on the profile icon at the bottom right corner and tap set state. Select Do not disturb to enable DND on mobile Discord.
This feature doesn’t work as well on mobile Discord as it does on its desktop apps. That’s because Do Not Disturb is an active status on Discord. When Discord detects that you’re offline, the Do Not Disturb status is lifted and you can start receiving notifications again.
To avoid this problem, it is best to mute the servers and change the notification settings for each server. On Discord for iPhone and Android, you can do this by tapping on the Discord icon in the bottom left corner of the screen. This will reveal all the servers on your Discord account.
Tap and hold any Discord server icon and select Notifications.You can choose Silence [SERVER NAME] to disable notifications from that server.
Alternatively, you can enable Do Not Disturb for your smartphone or disable Discord notifications altogether. For example, on an iPhone you can disable Discord notifications by going to Settings > Notifications > Discord. now turn off Enable notifications.
On Android, you can go to Settings > Apps and notifications > See all apps > Discord > Notifications. Now you can disable All discord notifications to silence app alerts. It’s worth noting that these steps may vary depending on the version and type of Android your smartphone is running.
enjoy the peace
Once you reduce Discord’s notification overload, the app becomes much more useful. You don’t have to be plagued by useless alerts and you can finally focus on the groups that matter most to you.
With Discord notification issues fixed, you should check out how to create a custom Discord status with YouTube, Twitch, and more. Don’t forget to make the most of Discord’s in-game overlay as well.