How To Disable @everyone In Discord

Here's the ultimate guide on how to disable @everyone in Discord, whether it is for everyone or if you want to white-list only specific roles.

Did you know that Discord supports up to 250,000 members on one server? But, a server owner can request a member cap increase to grow their community further.

Those are some huge numbers. So, how do server owners, mods, and admins handle so many users? How does one contact millions of users at the same time?

Well, that can easily be achieved with Discord’s built-in feature to ping every single server member with the @everyone command.

However, this command can be abused, so you need to ensure only specific people have access to it, or you can disable it entirely.

Here’s a guide to help you do exactly that!

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How To Disable @everyone For All Users

First, we’ll give you a short guide to disabling this command for every user on your server. Later, we’ll talk about how you can isolate which people can or cannot use @everyone.

Here goes:

  1. Start Discord.
  2. Open your server and then click on the server name (top-left.)
  3. Select Server Settings.
    Discord Server Settings
  4. Head to the Roles tab and click on Default Permissions.
    Discord Roles tab
  5. Here, you’ll need to select the “@everyone” role and then scroll through the list of permissions until you find “Mention @everyone, @here, and All Roles.
  6. Untick this option.

That’s it! From now on, anyone that doesn’t have administrator rights on your server will not be able to use the @everyone command. Keep in mind that this will also prevent users from using @here and @mention in all roles. But they’re practically the same thing, so it shouldn’t be an issue.

How To Enable @everyone For Select Users

If you wish this option to be available to a select few in your Discord server, you’ll need to add a new role.

Do the following:

  1. In the same settings menu (Roles), click on the blue Create Role button.
    Discord Create Role
  2. Give this new role a name, select a color (required) and then head over to the Permissions tab. We recommend keeping the “Display role members separately from online members” off.
    Discord Permissions tab
  3. Again, scroll down until you spot the @everyone command option and enable it.

With the role created, let’s assign it to the right people, but first, save changes.

Once you’re back to your server, open the member list, find the right user, right-click their name, go to Roles and then select the newly-created role.

Discord Roles

Now, every user with this role will still be able to use the @everyone command. Whenever you want to take away this privilege, just remove the role.

How To Disable @everyone On Discord Mobile

If you don’t have access to your PC at the moment and you want to do this through your phone, good news, you can!

It should be pretty painless, too; just follow these steps:

  1. Open Discord on your phone.
  2. Go to your server and click on the three dots right next to the server name.
  3. In the newly expanded window, select “Settings.”
    Discord Mobile Settings
  4. Scroll down and select the Roles menu.
  5. Now look for the @everyone role and open it.
    Discord Mobile Roles
  6. Similarly to the desktop version, this will open various settings like role name, color, and permissions. You’ll have to scroll down a bit until you find “Mention @everyone, @here, and All roles.”
    Discord Mobile Role Settings
  7. Make sure to check it and save the changes!

That’s it! If you want to give access to the @everyone command to certain users, just head back to roles and hit the blue + button.

Discord Mobile Roles blue + button

From then on, you can follow the desktop guide we shared above.

Final Words

With the help of this guide, we’re confident you’ll be able to get rid of the @everyone command on Discord, no matter if you’re on PC or mobile.

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