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How to change your status on Discord

It’s possible that you might be a person who is not always online, or it could be that you’re busy somewhere else, or perhaps you’re just away from keyboard (AFK) because something else requires your attention. The good news is that you can change your status with Discord’s 4 default status options according to your needs. Here’s here how to change your status on Discord with few simple steps.

See also: How to delete Discord messages

Change your default status on Discord quickly on PC

To change your status on Discord, all you need is a Discord web app downloaded on your PC, or you can open Discord on your web browser.

Let’s get to it!

Step 1: Open Discord web app or go to https://discord.com/ on your browser, and log into your account to proceed.

Step 2: Click on your profile picture icon, located in the bottom-left side window, right next to your microphone and sound settings.

Step 3: From the menu, you can choose to select any one of the 4 options given that is best suited to your situation.

  • Online: If you want to appear available, you can select this option. When you’re online, the green little circle is shown over your avatar icon to let others know of your availability on Discord.
  • Idle: It is represented by a yellow little circle or a moon over your avatar icon. You can select this option if you’re away from the computer, or if you’re not currently running Discord on your browser or web app. You can choose to be idle for as long as you want!
  • Do not disturb: With this option, shown as a red circle over your avatar icon, you won’t be able to receive any Discord notifications.
  • Invisible: You can choose to be available on Discord, without having to show that you’re online. Good thing is that you will be able to use Discord and receive notifications without appearing to be online to others.

And that’s all you need to know about how you can customize your default status on Discord easily.

Discord statuses aren’t just limited to 4 default options – Online, Idle, Do not disturb, invisible. There’s much more to it, like – Custom status!

Set custom status on Discord from a desktop app or browser

If you want to personally update your friends about what you’re up to in your own words, you can easily do so with the Discord custom status option. Let’s learn by following some easy steps for how you can set the custom status for your Discord web app.

Step 1: Assuming that you’re already logged in, click on your avatar icon, at the bottom-left side of your screen.

Step 2: You can now see 5 options, select Set custom status from the drop-down options menu and a pop-up will appear.

Step 3: Set your custom status by typing into the text box whatever you want. You can also set emojis as your status by clicking on emoji Icon, and choosing the one you like.

Step 4: You can use Clear after menu to set a time limit for your status. By default, your status will be cleared off after 1 day unless you set its limit to “Don’t clear.”

Step 5: Hit save to update your new custom status.

And that’s all! Your friends can now see your newly updated status.

Set custom status on Discord for Mobile devices

You can use your android or iOS devices to set a custom status on Discord. Here’s how you can do so by following some easy steps.

Let’s get to it.

Step 1: Open Discord app on your phone.

Step 2: Click on your profile picture or avatar icon, and you will see a menu for default status options as well as custom status.

Step 3: Type your status or choose an emoji that you want to set as custom status.

Step 4: You can set a time frame to set a time limit for your status.

Step 5: Tap that save button to update changes.

You’ve successfully updated your custom status on Discord that will be now visible to others.

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