How To Show What Game You’re Playing On Discord

Some friends may want to see what game you're playing on Discord, but how do you do that? Check out this step-by-step guide on how to do it.

Even though Discord is popular in schools and companies, its main population is still gamers. That is why Discord is full of features that make a gamer’s life just a little bit easier.

One of those features is the ability to show server members and friends exactly which game you are playing. If it’s a multiplayer game, users can even request to join you through Discord.

If a specific game does not show up on your Discord playing status, you’ll need to set it up.

Here’s how!

Activate Discord Playing Status

First things first, let’s activate the Discord status option by following these steps:

  1. Look to the bottom-left of your screen next to your username; you should see a cogwheel. Click it.
    Discord Settings Button
  2. On the options menu on the left, scroll down until you spot “Activity Status.”
  3. Once you enter this tab, the first option will be “Display current activity as a status message.” Enable it!
    Display current activity as a status message on Discord

Now, the Discord playing status feature is enabled, but wait, don’t leave User Settings yet. Start any game on your computer to see whether Discord detects it. You can see that right under the option you just activated.

No game detected

If it continues to say “No game detected,” like in our example above, there’s more you need to do.

Adding The Game To Your Discord Library

Usually, Discord detects most games, but if you’re playing some lesser-known/indie game, you’ll have to add it manually. That’s easy too.

You can see in the image above that there’s a blue Add it! button. Click on it and use the dropdown menu to select your game.

blue Add it button

It should be listed here. You can even add regular programs/applications to be detected as games. Once you have the right game selected, just hit Add Game, and you’re done.

Now let’s check out if Discord is showing which game you are playing! Go back to any server, open the Member List and find your profile.

Find your Discord profile

And there it is!

Everyone fellow server member should be able to see which game you’re playing if you followed these steps.

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