How to mute and unmute someone on Discord

Muting will block notifications from a user. Here's how to do it.

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If you’re figuring out how to mute someone on Discord for a few hours or forever, we have you covered right here.

Now, if you are receiving too many DMs, you might want to mute a few users. Much like the term suggests, when you mute a user, you are choosing not to get notified when they send you messages. On Discord, you can mute your friends for a few minutes, a few hours, a few days, or until you unmute them.

For some, muting a profile can be a better alternative to blocking people on Discord – muting only blocks notifications, while blocking prevents the user from sending you messages or add you as a friend.

With that being said, you can easily mute a profile on Discord. In this guide, we have shown what the process looks like on mobile and PC.  

Quick Answer

To mute someone on Discord: Go to the ‘Friends’ tab > Look for the profile > hover on the profile > right-click on mouse > click on ‘Mute @user’ > choose a duration

How to mute a profile on Discord on desktop

These steps are for the Discord desktop app and website.



Go to ‘Friends’

Open Discord and then head over to the ‘Friends’ tab. Here, you will see a list of all the users who are your friends on Discord.

friends tab on discord



Find the profile

Now, in the Friends list, look for the profile you want to mute.



Mute the profile

Once you find that profile, place the cursor over it and right-click the mouse. In the options that appear, click on ‘Mute.’

mute profile on discord

Then, you can choose how to mute the profile. For instance, you can mute the notifications for 15 minutes, a few hours, or even until you decide to unmute them. After you mute the users, their profiles will appear faded out.



Unmute the profile

If you change your mind, you can always unmute the profile just as easily. Go to the Friends, look for the muted profile, right-click on the profile, and click on ‘unmute.’

unmute profile on discord

How to mute a profile on Discord on mobile

You can also mute profiles on Discord mobile. Here’s how to do it. 



Open chat

Open the Discord mobile app and head over to the DMs that you share with the profile you want to mute.

open chat on discord



View the profile

Once in the chat, tap on the profile at the top of the chat window. 

mute discord profile



Mute the user

Now, you will see a small ‘bell’ icon below the profile picture – click on it. You will be led to the next screen, where you can choose how long you want to mute the profile. You can also mute it until you want to unmute it.

muting options



Unmute user on Discord mobile

For unmuting the mute profiles, simply follow steps 1 and 2 above and then tap on the ‘bell’ icon (which will now have a slash on it) to unmute.

unmute discord profile

Does muting someone on Discord mute them for everyone?

No, when you mute a profile, it mutes the profile’s notifications just for you. Further, you can only mute the users who are added as your friends. 

What happens if I mute someone on Discord?

When you mute a user on Discord, the app does not notify you when you get new messages from that user. After you mute a user, the profile will appear faded out. The user that you have muted won’t be notified that they have been muted. 


To sum up, you can easily mute a user on Discord using your PC or even the mobile app. After you mute someone, you won’t be notified when they send you a message. All you have to do is head to the profile, mute it, and choose a duration. You can also mute the profile until you decide to unmute it.

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