What Does Idle Mean In Discord?

What does the idle status mean in Discord and is it possible to manually set your status as idle? Here's the ultimate guide with all the answers.

If you often hang out on Discord with your friends, coworkers, or classmates, you have probably noticed the orange half-moon that sometimes appears next to a user’s avatar.

This orange dot/half-moon is automatically (or manually) assigned to users that have been Idle (away from keyboard) for more than 10 minutes.

If the user doesn’t utilize the Discord application for a few minutes, Discord automatically recognizes the user as Inactive and gives them the Inactive status.

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Manually Setting Discord Status As Idle

Did you know that you can also set your status as Idle manually? Here’s how you can do that:

  1. Open Discord and enter any server.
  2. In the bottom left of your screen, you will see your avatar. Click on it.
  3. This will expand a menu with multiple choices, where you can set your status as Idle.
    manually setting Discord status as Idle

That’s everything you need to do to establish a Passive status on Discord. If necessary, you can also utilize “Do Not Disturb” to prevent receiving any desktop notifications. Alternatively, you may select “Hidden” to seem offline (yet still receive notifications) or even assign a personalized status.

Server Inactive Timeout

Each server offers the choice to establish an automatic period of inactivity after a specific duration. When a user surpasses this time, they will be redirected to another channel, and their microphone will be put on silent.

You can modify how long a user can be inactive before the timeout and to which channel the user will be moved.

Keep in mind that this feature is specific to each server. It won’t affect your profile’s status.

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