How to Mute Someone on Discord (Step-by-Step Guide)

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Are you getting bothered or irritated by someone typing too loudly, playing music, or making it difficult to talk on a voice chat?

Do you wish to not get any text message notifications from another Discord user?

If you were nodding yes while reading those questions, then you have come to the right place.

This article will show you how to mute someone on Discord and mute their text messages as well.

In voice channels, you can mute people to not hear what they are saying. 

And if someone’s messaging you too much, you can mute them to stop receiving notifications.

We don’t need bots or plugins to mute someone on Discord, as we can use the built-in features.

So, let’s get to the steps to mute users in voice chat and direct messages.

What to Know

‣ You have to be in the same voice channel or at least on the same server to mute someone.

‣ You can mute a user in a voice channel (no audio) or mute text messages (no notifications).

‣ Muting does not stop the user from messaging you, and you'll still see their messages in the shared chats.

‣ If you cannot mute someone, then it is a permissions issue. Check with the server owner or admins to determine if members have permission to mute other members.

What is the Difference Between Blocking or Muting Someone on Discord?

Blocking and muting may sound similar, but there are some differences between them.

When you mute someone, you’ll no longer be able to hear what the other person is saying on the voice channel.

They can still send you messages and mention you in chats, and you’ll still see their messages in the shared chats.

When you block someone, the user won’t be able to send you any messages and their chat messages will be hidden from you.

Blocking removes the user from your friends’ list as well.

If you were looking to stop all interaction with a user, you should be blocking them, and we have an article that shows you how to block someone on Discord.

How to Mute Someone on Discord Desktop

Muting someone’s audio on Discord is a very straightforward process.

There are two ways to mute someone: You can mute them through the voice channel or from the members’ list.

The steps are essentially the same in both ways.

Step #1: Find the user in the voice channel or member list and right-click on their username.

Step #2: Select the ‘Mute’ option in the pop-up menu.

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That’s it. The user has been muted, and you would no longer hear their audio.

How to Mute Someone on Discord Mobile App

Muting a user on the Discord mobile app is simple as well.

Step #1: Find the user in the voice channel and long tap on their username

Step #2: In the user details screen that comes up, toggle the ‘Mute’ button to turn it on.

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The user has been muted, and you won’t be able to hear them.

How to Mute the Discord Server

There are times when the whole server is getting out of control, and muting the server is the only option to get back some sanity.

Yes, you read that right. The whole server can be muted.

When you mute a server, you’ll receive no notification from it whatsoever.

Step #1: Find the server in the leftmost pane, which lists all the servers.

Step #2: Go to the ‘Mute Server’ option and choose the duration you want to mute the server for.

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How to Mute a Discord Channel

Just like you mute a sever, you can mute the entire Discord channel as well.

Step #1: Locate the channel you want to mute and right-click on its name.

Step #2: In the menu that pops up, go to the ‘Mute Channel’ option and select the duration you want to mute the channel for.

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Now the entire channel is muted, and no one will be able to hear or send audio messages.

Server members will still be able to send messages in this channel, so essentially it becomes a text-only channel.

How to Mute Text Messages on Discord

The steps mentioned in the previous section only mute a user’s audio in a voice channel.

If you are looking to mute messages (also called private or direct messages) from a user, the steps are different.

Step #1: Click on the Discord logo in the top left corner to bring up the Direct Messages list.

Step #2: Locate the user you want to block and right-click on their username.

Step #3: Select mute and choose the duration.

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The user’s avatar greys out a bit, and now the user is muted.

You’ll still receive the messages, but you’ll get no message notifications.

Frequently Asked Questions (FQAs)

Can you Mute a Chat on Discord?

Yes, there are two ways to mute to stop getting messages notifications.

You can mute a channel to stop receiving all chat notifications.

You can mute the user to stop receiving all direct message notifications.

Will the Users Know They Have Been Muted on Discord?

When you mute them, no notifications or alerts are sent to the user, so they’ll not know about it.

This is true for both muting both the audio or text messages.

How to Mute Everyone in a Discord Server?

To mute everyone in a Discord server, you need to find the server name in the server list (leftmost pane), right-click on it, and select the ‘Mute Server’ option.

You can then choose the duration that you want everyone to be muted.

Only the server owner or admins can perform this action.

👋 We have more tips and tricks in our Discord guide.

Final Words on Muting Someone on Discord

Hopefully, this article answered all your questions, and you now know the steps to mute someone on Discord.

In the previous versions of the Discord mobile app, the mute function was not available, but luckily Discord realized that and added it.

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