How to Block Someone Without Them Knowing Discord

How to Block Someone Without Them Knowing Discord

Even with how useful it has proven to be for gamers and social groups, you may encounter a scenario where you may have to consider blocking someone; they could be an unruly friend, an annoying spam bot, or just an internet troll.

This concern raises the question, can you block someone without them knowing that you have?

Can You Block Someone Without Them Knowing Discord?

Yes, you can block someone on the Discord web app without them knowing that you have. It is crucial to keep in mind that Discord does not use end-to-end encryption for its video chats.

However, Discord does use basic encryption while data and information are in transit. With that said, there may come a time when you may want to block someone, which can occur in several ways.

Perhaps you and a friend have gotten into an argument, and it is not helping anything; it is only escalating. In such a situation, you may want to block them to avoid any further escalation of the argument.

Although, you may also not want your questionable friend to know that you have blocked them so as not to add any fuel to the fire.

It is also a possibility that someone not so kind has made their way into your and your friend’s chat server and is doing nothing but causing problems for you and your friends.

Luckily, blocking someone on Discord without them knowing it is relatively straightforward and painless.

How to Block Someone Without Them Knowing Discord

Your reasons for blocking someone on the Discord website and or app are your own, and with Discord being very user-orientated, you can easily block someone without them knowing.

After you have blocked someone on Discord and they attempt to message you, they will receive a message stating, “Your message could not be delivered because you don’t share a server with the recipient or disabled direct messages on your internet server, the recipient is only accepting direct messages from friends, or you were blocked by the recipient.”

Now, when they see this message, they cannot be sure that you have blocked them since this message also provides a couple of other possibilities.

With that said, the other user that you block will not receive any notifications to indicate that you have blocked them.

While their suspicion may be raised, Discord will not notify them in any way that you have indeed blocked them. Below you will find the steps to block someone on Discord without them knowing.

How to Block Someone on Discord While Using the Mobile App

Step 1. To start out, go to and open the Discord app, then log in with your appropriate credentials (if necessary).

Step 2. Next, you will want to tap on the profile picture of the user you wish to block.

Step 3. Once you are on the user’s profile page, the next thing to do is select the three dots

in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Step 4. It is here on this menu where you should both find and engage the “Block” option.

With these previous steps carried out correctly, the user in question is blocked, meaning they will no longer be able to contact you through the Discord app or website. If you prefer not to block someone and are looking for some alternative options, look no further, as you will find a few below.

1. Mute Them

A possibly good alternative to blocking someone on Discord is to mute them. By muting the user, it, of course, mutes all audio from the user.

While this will not stop them from messaging, video calling, or interacting with the community if the chat is within a community server chat, at least it will prevent them from being a nuisance verbally, and you will not be able to hear them, which is a win.

Also, when you mute someone on Discord, not only will you not have to listen to them anymore, but it will also stop notifications for you when they potentially send you a message.

With that said, if they were to “ping” you (aka tag you), you will still receive that notification.

Step 1. First, you will want to right-click on the user you wish to mute, and you can do this from almost anywhere, that includes from the list of users on the server.

Step 2. Next, you can hover your cursor over the “Mute @[their username]” when you do this, an extended menu should appear, in which you can select how long you would like the user to be muted, and this will indeed mute their direct message notifications.

If you would like to mute someone in a Discord server, you could simply right-click on their name bar in the server, and then you could check the checkbox beside the “Mute” option.

Note: For your information, on Discord Android and iOS currently can only mute someone’s direct messages. As of right now, there is no mute option available for someone else in servers for Android and iOS.

Step 1. While you are in your direct messages, you will want to locate the user you would like to mute.

Step 2. Once you have found the user, you would like to mute, press, and hold down on their name.

Step 3. An options menu should appear from the bottom of your screen; on this menu, you will want to find and select the “Mute Channel” option.

Step 4. Press the option to set how long you would like to mute that user for.

Following the above steps will mute the direct message notifications for that user.

2. Turn Off Your Notifications For Discord

Another viable option is to turn off your notifications for Discord. While the notifications for Discord are helpful and help keep you informed when you receive new messages, in situations like this, it can prove to be more beneficial to turn them off.

When you turn off your notifications, it will stop you from receiving pop-up alerts for when you get new messages; if the user tags (pings) you in a channel message, you will not receive a notification, and the new message you received will be hidden from your view.

Step 1. The first thing you want to do is open Discord, then after that, right-click on the server icon.

Step 2. Next, you can hover your cursor over the “Notifications Settings,” which will extend another menu.

Step 3. Under this extended menu, you will find notification settings options; you can and will want to do the “All Messages” option; though there are other options, such as the “Only @mentions,” which will disable notifications for any “pings” you may receive.

Step 4. If you would like to turn off mobile notifications, you will want to deselect the check box beside the “Mobile Push Notifications” option.

If you are using your Android device, you can also turn off your Discord notifications by following the steps provided below.

Step 1. Firstly, go to and open your Discord app on your Android.

Step 2. Next, tap on the server name that you would like to mute/turn off notifications for.

Step 3. After that, you will want to select the three dots in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Step 4. Next, select the notifications settings that are indicated by the bell icon.

Step 5. Under these notifications settings, you will find multiple options, the one you will likely want is the “All Messages” option, and you can also turn off the setting for the “Mobile Push Notifications.”

If you are using your iPhone (iOS), you can turn off your Discord notifications by following the steps below.

Step 1. Firstly, starting at the home screen of your iOS device, navigate to and open your Settings.

Step 2. Then scroll through and locate the “Notifications” category option and tap on it.

Step 3. Next, on the appearing list, you will want to find Discord.

Step 4. Once you have found Discord, tap on it to open the notifications settings for it.

Step 5. Now you can toggle the “Allow” slide to turn notifications for Discord “On’ or “Off,” which, in this case, you will want to swipe it to the left to turn the notifications off.

That is how you can turn off notifications for Discord on your devices.

3. Put Your Phone on Airplane Mode

Another helpful option is to put your phone on airplane mode. Airplane Mode, which is also known as “Flight Mode” when active, this mode will temporarily suspend your WiFi and signals while simultaneously keeping your phone fully functional.

Airplane Mode is not only helpful for stopping notifications, but it is also good to use when you need to charge your phone quickly.

When this “Airplane Mode” is turned on, your phone will be reduced to its most basic functions, which means that battery-draining features will be turned off.

This will work for both Android and iPhone. All you will need to do to access this setting option is to either swipe down or double tap at the top of your smartphone’s screen to drop down the quick settings menu.

Under this menu, you should see the “Airplane Mode” icon that takes the form of an airplane. Simply tap on it to activate the Airplane Mode settings option.

4. Just Block Them

Sometimes you are better off blocking the user in question; while it may lead to some sour feelings, it will stop them from bothering you on Discord. You can achieve this very quickly on

Discord, and you can take advantage of the steps provided previously in this article to do so.

The choice is yours but blocking them is probably the most efficient option.

5. Delete Discord App

You may want to consider deleting the Discord app; while it may be less convenient, you can re-install the app at any time. You can also access Discord by going to the website while using your browser.

Also, if you do delete the Discord app, you will have more storage space on your smartphone, which is always a plus.

If You Did Decide to Block Them, What Would They See?

When you block someone on Discord, they will not receive any notifications alerting them that you did so.

If the user attempts to message you, they will see a generic error message that basically states that you are only accepting messages from friends. The blocked user will still be able to see when you are online and read the messages that you have sent to them.

Discord is an excellent communication tool that values its users and their experience using the service.

When dealing with someone who is causing problems for you on Discord, it is best just to block them and forget them; if they are a friend, this is easier said than done.

However, if they are your friend and you do not like the way they behave when they are on Discord, try talking to them about it, as they may not even know that they are being a nuisance.

With that said, enjoy Discord as it is not only a great place to keep up with your friends but is also an excellent way to find new friends that share your interests.

We hope you gained some helpful knowledge from this feature, and if you did, you could consider sharing it with a friend or family member that may be in need of such information.

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David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.


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