How to Turn Off DMs on Discord? (2022)

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Sherdil Khanzada
Sherdil Khanzada
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Have you been getting spammed, or harassed, or have people constantly messaging you privately on Discord? Lucky for you, Discord has the option to keep people away from messaging you personally! You can turn off your DMs on Discord entirely so that only people whom you add as friends on Discord can message you directly.

Wanna learn how to turn off DMs on Discord? You’ve come to the right place because that is exactly what we will be teaching you in this article.

Turning Off DMs on Discord

By default, Discord accounts have DMs from server members enabled. This means that you can send or receive messages without being friends on Discord with other people as long as you two share a mutual server. Fortunately, you can turn this feature off. Note that you can not only turn off receiving DMs from non-friend accounts entirely but you can also turn this feature off for individual servers too.

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Message Requests

Message Requests is a feature in Discord that separates messages from your friends and people whom you have not added. Because of this feature, when someone that is not your friend on Discord sends you a message, it appears in the Message Requests folder.

How to Turn Off DMs on a Mobile

Follow these steps to turn off your Discord DMs on mobile:

  1. First, open the Discord app on your phone.
  2. Next, tap on the profile icon at the bottom right to open Settings.
  3. After that, scroll down and tap Privacy & Security.
  4. Lastly, under SERVER PRIVACY DEFAULTS, toggle Allow direct messages from server members off. This should turn off DMs for people you are not friends with on Discord.
Turning off Discord DMs on mobile

How to Turn Off DMs on a PC

Follow these steps to turn off your Discord DMs on your PC:

  1. First, open the Discord client on your PC.
  2. Second, go to the settings by clicking the gear icon at the bottom left.
  3. After that, under USER SETTINGS, click on Privacy & Safety.
  4. Lastly, toggle Allow direct messages from members off. This should turn off DMs for people you are not friends with on Discord.
Turning off Discord DMs on PC

How to Turn Off DMs for a Server

To turn off DMs for only a specific server, you need to go to the privacy settings for a single server and toggle Direct Messages off. This keeps your DMs open for other servers while closing them for only one or the ones you turn them off for. This is usually done when you have an issue with receiving messages from certain servers.

Conclusion

Discord makes it easy for you to control your privacy by letting you control who you allow being able to send you a message privately. This can make using Discord several times more peaceful for many users. Let us know what you think about the article in the comment below! And while you’re at it, react with one of the given emojis!

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Sherdil has always been eager to write about various topics of his interest. He enjoys discovering new technologies and grasping information about the latest advancements in his field of work. Alongside writing, Sherdil also enjoys coding in HTML and JavaScript to practice and improve his web development skills.
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