How to appear offline on Discord – our guide for PC and mobile

Are you curious to know how to appear offline on Discord? Find out everything you need to know in our guide below.

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If you are wondering how to appear offline on Discord without actually going offline, then we have you covered right here.

To better manage your privacy, Discord lets you “deactivate” your status. So, you appear offline even when you are using the app. By default, when you access the app on your PC or mobile, a green dot appears next to your profile picture. This indicates that you’re online. If you want to turn that off, you can easily do so. 

In this guide, we will show you how to turn off the online status on Discord mobile as well as the PC version.

Quick Answer

To appear offline on Discord: Click on profile > Click on ’Online’ > Select ‘Invisible’ from the list > The green dot should disappear.

How to appear offline in Discord (PC)

These steps would work for the desktop app as well as the website. 



Tap on profile

Open Discord and click on your profile in the bottom left corner. Click on your username and profile picture part of the tab, and not the microphone icon.

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Select ‘Invisible’

When the small menu opens up, you will see your profile details. Here, you will also see an ‘Online’ option – click on it. This will open up yet another list with different options on it.

A screenshot highlighting the "appear offline" status option on a discord user interface.

If you want to appear offline, you can select the ‘Invisible’ option. Depending on your preferences, you can also select ‘Sleep’ or ‘Do Not Disturb’ options.

How to appear offline in Discord (Mobile)

The process to make your Discord profile appear offline is slightly different on the mobile app (because the interface is different).



Go to profile

From the main menu, click on the profile icon.



Tap on your profile picture

Then, tap on your profile picture and a menu will slide up.

A step-by-step guide showing how to set 'invisible mode' in Discord mobile app .



Select ‘invisible’

From the list that appears, you have to select the ‘Invisible’ option, which will make your profile look offline. You can also use the ‘Sleep’ or ‘Do Not Disturb’ option.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can people see if you are offline on Discord?

Yes, if you are actually offline or if you change your online status to ‘invisible,’ your profile will appear offline to other users. 

Will you miss notifications when you set yourself to invisible on Discord?

No, if you make yourself Invisible to appear offline on Discord, nothing will change in terms of your notifications. In addition to this, you don’t need to worry about being restricted, as you will be able to use Discord as you would normally. Nothing changes, except the fact that you will appear offline to others on Discord, meaning that you can get on with your day without worrying.


To sum up, you can easily change your ‘online’ status to ‘invisible’ using the steps we mentioned above. By doing this, your profile will appear to be offline even when you use the app. You can also consider using ‘Sleep’ or ‘Do Not Disturb’ options.

Andrew is one of three co-founders of BGFG, the parent company of PC Guide. A keen gamer and PC enthusiast, Andrew dabbles in a bit of writing sometimes - when he gets the chance to!