How to Change Status on Discord? [SOLVED]

Discord has a number of features that make it the perfect platform for gaming communities. First, it’s free and secure, so you can be sure that your conversations are private. Second, it’s easy to use, with a simple interface that lets you quickly find and join channels. And third, it’s packed with features like voice chat, file sharing, and server management tools. Whether you’re a casual gamer or a hardcore competitive player, Discord is the perfect place to chat with your friends and organize your gaming sessions.

If you're also a gamer, there are times that you are away from keyboard (AFK), idle, or just want to appear as offline for a certain reason. Discord has this feature, that lets you change status on discord. Aside from being online, you can also be invisible, idle, do not disturb, or set your own custom status.

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In this article, we will guide you on how to change your status in Discord.

 

Different Status available on Discord?

  • Discord status or user status shows your availability on Discord whether someone can send you a message or call you. It shows if you're away from keyboard (AFK) or busy. The status in Discord consists of seven settings to serve as quickly changeable notification settings. It was inspired by the status option in many other chat and VoIP programs. The status can be changed by clicking on your profile picture in the left drawer in the desktop or mobile app.
  • Online: Online mode is the default status. You receive notifications, can use Discord and show up in the member list normally. You also will have a green circle on your profile picture. This also shows that you are available.
  • Idle: The Idle status performs the same way as the Online status. Notifications come up normally, and you can use Discord normally.
  • The Idle status is also set automatically if there was no mouse movement or typing for a set amount of time while set as online. When there's mouse movement within the window again, you get put back into online status unless Idle status was set manually. Idle displays as a yellow moon-shaped indicator on your profile.
  • This status was previously known as Away and its indicator was a yellow clock.
  • Do Not Disturb : Do Not Disturb (also known as DND) disables all desktop and push notifications, even from mentions. Do Not Disturb displays as a red status indicator on your profile.
  • Streaming : The Streaming status can only be set when streaming on an account integrated with your Discord account. It performs the same way as Do Not Disturb and displays as a purple status indicator on your profile.
  • Invisible : Invisible lets you use Discord normally while appearing offline, however the typing indicator will still be displayed when typing. Invisible and offline statuses display as a gray status indicator on your profile.
  • Offline : This status is applied to your account as soon as every connected client loses connection.
  • Phone : A green phone icon is applied when an user is connected via the mobile app. It can’t be applied manually.
  • Custom: The custom status lets you add your own message you want to be displayed on your profile.

You can also add one emoji before the text. You can also add custom emojis if you have Nitro. There is a 128 character limit. There is also an option to make the message expire after a certain time of period set.

 

How to change Status on Discord?

The simple answer is to click on your username on the lower left side of your screen then click on your status. The default status is "Online" and it should appear on the menu. You can choose your preferred status after clicking on it. Here are the detailed guide on how to change your status on Discord in Windows/Mac.

 

Step 1. Open your Discord app

Open your Discord app or browser. Both platforms offer the same way of changing status.

 

Step 2. Log onto your account

Make sure that you've logged onto the account that you want to change status. If you're offline, your account will also appear as offline.

 

Step 3. Click on your Username

On the lower left side of the screen, you will see your Username. As for this example, my username is Paradox44. Click on your username.

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How to Change Status on Discord? [SOLVED]

 

Step 4. Click on Status

Since this is the first time you'll be setting up your status, it will automatically appear as "Online" because that is the default status. Once you change this, it will appear as what you appointed it to be. Click on "Online"

How to Change Status on Discord? [SOLVED]

 

Step 5. Choose your Status

You will then be prompted the options on what you want to set as your status. For this instance, I want to appear as "Idle" so I will choose the Idle option.

How to Change Status on Discord? [SOLVED]

 

Step 6. Check your Status

After choosing a status, you will be able to see that you have changed your status on Discord. You can check this by clicking on your profile or looking at the bottom left side of the screen

How to Change Status on Discord? [SOLVED]

How to Change Status on Discord? [SOLVED]

 

 

How to Set Custom Status on Discord?

You can also add a custom status on Discord if you want to create your own that will be displayed on your profile. You can also add one emoji before the text. You can also add custom emojis if you have Nitro. There is a 128 character limit. There is also an option to make the message expire after a certain time of period set. Some Discord users use this feature though, for aesthetic. They might use the custom status message as a bio since it appears below their usernames.

Here's how to set a custom status.

 

Step 1. Open your Discord app

Open your Discord app or browser. Both platforms offer the same way of changing status.

 

Step 2. Log onto your account

Make sure that you've logged onto the account that you want to change status. If you're offline, your account will also appear as offline.

 

Step 3. Click on your Username

On the lower left side of the screen, you will see your Username. As for this example, my username is Paradox44. Click on your username.

How to Change Status on Discord? [SOLVED]

 

Step 5. Set Custom Status

Select "Set Custom Status" below your current status.

How to Change Status on Discord? [SOLVED]

 

Step 6. Custom Message

You can select what will appear as your status message here

How to Change Status on Discord? [SOLVED]

 

Step 7. Custom Status Emoji

You can choose the emoji that will appear along with your custom status. Click on the Emoji beside the Custom Message then choose from the wide variety of emojis from the Discord emoji library. You can also use custom emojis if you have an outstanding Nitro subscription.

How to Change Status on Discord? [SOLVED]

 

Step 7. Custom Status Time

You can also choose on how long you want the custom status to appear on your profile.

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How to Change Status on Discord? [SOLVED].

Step 8. Change Status

You can also select from all the other status on what will appear as your indicator.

How to Change Status on Discord? [SOLVED]

 

Step 9. Status Successfully Changed

Your custom status should appear on your profile. You can check this by clicking on your profile or checking at the bottom left of the screen.

How to Change Status on Discord? [SOLVED]

There you go! You have changed your status on your Discord account. Make sure to set the right status so that your friends won't be confused!

 

Summary

Changin status on Discord is essential to let your friends know what you're up to. It is a great way to keep your online status updated. Whether you're online or offline, you can set your status so your friends know. You can also set yourself to "invisible" if you don't want to be disturbed. You can also set a custom status if what you're doing is not on the list of the default status.

 

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