How To Turn Off Discord Notifications

Are you annoyed by the constant influx of Discord notifications? Fret not, here's a simple guide on how to turn off Discord notifications with ease.

Being a part of multiple servers and having numerous friends on Discord has many benefits, but there are also some disadvantages. The worst of these is the constant stream of notifications.

We have explored all the available settings to figure out how to mute Discord notifications.

This article includes all of the possible solutions we have been able to find.

Let’s get right into it!

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Turn Off All Discord Notifications

If you want to mute all notifications on Discord, this is what you’re looking for. Otherwise, you can skip ahead to the other solutions.

To turn off all Discord notifications, you will first need to access User Settings.

Here’s how:

  1. Start Discord and go to User Settings (the cogwheel icon on the bottom-left).
    Discord User Settings
  2. To the left, you should see a panel with various settings tabs. In the App Settings category, access Notifications.
    Notifications tab under Discord App Settings

Here you will find various notification-related settings. By turning off Desktop Notifications, you will no longer see Windows pop-up notifications (bottom-right) from Discord. This will also automatically disable Taskbar Flashing.

However, you will still hear sound notifications for messages and other Discord features.

Turn off Unread Message Badge to get rid of the small red badge on the Discord icon.

Discord Unread Message Badge

If you scroll down a bit on this settings page, you will find a list of all the possible sound notifications. We recommend turning off all of them except deafen, undeafen, mute and unmute.

Also, ensure that the Message option is disabled. This is the main culprit for annoying notifications.

That’s about all. Discord won’t be bothering you with notifications anymore.

Muting Specific Servers

If you don’t want to get rid of all of the notifications from Discord, you can try muting only a few specific servers that spam you too often.

To do that, start Discord, right-click any server icon in your list of servers on the left, and access Notification Settings.

Discord server Notification Settings

This will open a list of options. The first setting allows you to completely and permanently mute the server. This will last until you turn the mute back off.

enabling Mute in Notification Settings for Discord server

This is a quick and easy solution.

However, it’s also possible to customize the notifications to better fit your needs. If there is too much spam in the server, try selecting Only @mentions. This will ensure that you only get pinged when you are mentioned.

However, this means you will also be pinged with @everyone, @here, and @role mentions. You can prevent these notifications with the listed options.

suppressing Discord channel notification types

You can use the Notification Overrides option to select which channels (in the server) should ignore your notification settings.

That is all you need to do to prevent a server from sending you notifications in the future. Customize all of your servers for the best possible Discord experience.

Quick And Temporary Server/Text Channel Mute

To skip the process of calibrating notification settings, there is an option on Discord that allows you to quickly mute any server.

Simply right-click the server icon, select Mute Server, and choose how long you want it to be muted.

Discord Mute Server

If you choose Until I turn it back on, be sure to remember to unmute it if you want to receive notifications again. Otherwise, it will stay muted permanently.

Keep in mind that this method can also be applied to text channels. Simply right-click the channel, select Mute Channel and select how long it will stay muted.

Muting Specific Text Channels

The previously-mentioned solutions are quite general in nature. If you know specifically which notifications present the biggest problems, it is possible to further customize Discord’s notifications.

Enter a server, right-click a text channel, and select Notification Settings. Choose whether you want to use the server’s default notification settings or switch to all message notifications, @mentions only, or no notifications at all.

Discord text channel Notification Settings

Continue customizing all text channels until you’re satisfied.

Customize Discord Notifications Via Windows

If the options available in the settings menu do not fulfill your needs, further calibrations are available via Windows.

Follow these steps to access those settings:

  1. Open the Start Menu and access Settings.
    Windows Settings
  2. In the Settings window, select System.
  3. Select Notifications & actions in the left-side panel.
  4. Scroll down until you see a list of various applications. Find Discord.
    Discord in Windows Notifications & actions
  5. Click the toggle and set it to off to block all notifications.

From now on, all Discord notifications will be blocked from Windows.

Alternatively, you can customize these settings by clicking the Discord icon.

Choose whether you want to see notification banners and whether you want notifications in the Action Center.

Show notification banners Show notifications in action center

You can also adjust how many notifications will appear in the action center.

It is also possible to choose whether a sound will be played when a notification arrives.

That’s all you need to know!

These are your notification options and they are plentiful. With the advice in this article, it shouldn’t take long for you to properly customize Discord’s notifications to suit your needs.

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