How to Disable Discord Popups


Jessie Richardson

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Being constantly bombarded by popups on Discord can be very annoying. Fortunately, the app itself has ways in which to reduce, or even outright remove these irritating notifications.

How to Disable Discord Popups

In this article, we’ll show you how to disable those pesky Discord popups, and keep your notifications disabled.

Muting Channel Notifications

If you want to stop popups for an entire server, you can choose to mute the server itself. You can find this by opening the Server Options menu and clicking the down button beside the server name. Once there, choose notification settings.

notification settings

This will open a window with a lot of options that you can modify:

  1. Mute server – choosing this will mute the entire server. You won’t get any notifications for the duration that you set it to. Mute can be set to 15 minutes, one hour, eight hours, 24 hours, or until you turn it back on.
  2. Server notification settings – These apply filters to all the channels under the server. Choosing a setting will determine when you’ll be notified. Choosing All messages will notify you of everything. Choosing Only @mentions will notify you of messages that mention you specifically. Choosing nothing blocks all notifications.
  3. Suppress @everyone and @here – this will prevent notifications from people using the @everyone and @here mentions in chat. Using @everyone notifies all members of the server, using @here notifies everyone that is currently online.
  4. Suppress All Role @mentions – this will prevent notifications from people mentioning a particular role.
  5. Mobile Push Notifications – Turning this on means that any notification you get will also be sent to your mobile if you have it installed.
  6. Notification Overrides – This allows a channel to ignore the mute settings for the server. You can choose which notifications can override the server’s settings. This can also be used to mute individual channels while the server itself has notifications on.

Single or Multiple Channel Mute

Other than the options under Notification Overrides above, you can choose to mute individual or multiple channels. You can do this by right-clicking on a channel’s name and hovering on mute. You can choose the length of time that the channel will be muted. You can also right click a category to mute channels under the entire category itself.

Muting Specific Users

You can also mute specific users by right-clicking on their name on the right panel and selecting Mute. There are no time settings for this option so they’ll stay muted until you unmute them.

Mobile Discord Notifications

Similar options can be found on the mobile version of Discord. This can be done by doing the following:

To mute a Server

  1. Tap on the server’s icon on the left.
  2. Tap the three dots on the right of the server’s name.
  3. Tap on the Bell Icon to open Notification Settings.
    direct messages

The options given will be the same as the settings available for the desktop version.

To mute a channel

  1. Press and hold a channel name until a window pops up.
  2. Tap on Mute channel.
  3. Choose how long you want this channel muted.
  4. Alternatively, you can Tap on Notification Settings and choose which alerts you want. All messages, Only @mentions, or Nothing.

Alternative method to mute a channel

  1. While in a channel, swipe left until you get the members list.
  2. Tap on the bell icon.
  3. Choose the time you want the channel muted, or choose Notification Settings.

Mobile App Notifications – these control alerts sent by Discord to your phone. Leaving these notifications on means that you will get alerts from Discord even when the app isn’t active. You can disable these options by accessing them from the Mobile App User Settings.

  1. Tap on your Discord user icon on the lower right of the screen.
  2. Scroll down to App Settings.
  3. Tap on Notifications.
    user settings

These will give you the options to turn off System Notifications, which will stop popups when Discord is inactive. You can also turn off In-app notifications to disable alerts even when Discord is on.

Choosing Tweak Notification Settings will allow you to pick and choose the type of alerts that you get. You can choose whether or not Calls, Direct Messages, Game Detection Services, Voice, Messages, or Friends can notify you. You can also choose to turn off the notification dot.

system notifications

Disable Popups on Windows Settings

If you want to turn off popups not only from Discord, but from other apps as well, you can stop popups from the Windows taskbar itself. This is done by turning off the notifications under Windows Settings:

  1. Click on the Start Icon on the Taskbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Personalization.
  4. Select Taskbar.
  5. Turn off Show badges on taskbar buttons. Do note that this will disable notifications for all applications, not just Discord.

Getting Some Peace of Mind

Popups can be useful if you really want to get alerts for your messages. But when you’re constantly overwhelmed by notifications, it can get really annoying. Turning off these popups gets rid of these annoyances and also gives you peace of mind.

Do you know of other ways to disable Discord popups? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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