What happens when you block someone on Discord? (2023)

What happens when you block someone on Discord? (2023)

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In this article we will answer the following question: What happens when you block someone on Discord? (2023)

So, let’s begin!

Discord is a communication platform designed for communities to chat, voice call, and share content with each other. It was first released in 2015 and has since become a popular tool for gamers, creators, and communities of all kinds to come together and communicate.

Discord allows users to create or join servers, which are essentially chat rooms focused around a specific topic or community. Within these servers, users can participate in text chat, voice chat, and video chat with other members. They can also share files, links, and other media.

Discord also includes features such as bots, which can perform automated tasks or provide additional functionality to the server, and integrations with other services such as Spotify, Twitch, and YouTube.

Overall, Discord is a flexible and customizable platform that allows communities to communicate and collaborate in a variety of ways.

If you need to block someone in Discord, here’s how to do it:

  1. Select the user’s profile name in the Direct Message app.
  2. Select the three-dot menu icon to the right of the profile.
  3. Select Block.

The blocked person can still see your messages and will always be able to see your status, but they will not be able to reply or contact you using Discord. It is a relatively effective way of removing unwanted noise from your experience but isn’t foolproof. This is particularly helpful when you just don’t want to be annoyed by a chat spammer.

What Happens if You Block Someone in a Discord Server?

You can’t specifically block a person from a designated Discord server, but you can block a person by visiting their profile and blocking them individually. If the person you blocked is in the same server as you, their messages will appear as “Message from a blocked person.” The person you blocked can still see your messages unless they’ve blocked you as well.

The only way to not see their messages anymore is to kick or ban them from the server. If you don’t have administrative approval to do this, ask the admin if they could kick them. If not, your only other option is to leave the server so they can’t see your messages.

What Does the Other Person see When You Block them on Discord?

The other person can see all of your messages still, but they can’t send you a direct message, and neither can you. There will be a message in the DMs that says, “You cannot send messages to a user you have blocked.” They will see a similar message.

Since the blocked individual will still be able to see your messages, this option isn’t particularly helpful if you want to completely cut communication with that person. Instead, you’ll have to try one of the other methods.

How do you Block Messages from Non-friends on Discord?

On the desktop:

  1. Right-click on the persons’ name.
  2. Select Profile.
  3. On their profile, click the 3 dots on the right side of the window.
  4. Click Block.

On mobile:

  1. Select and hold on the persons’ name.
  2. On their profile, click the 3 dots on the right side of the window.
  3. Click Block.

How to Mute Someone in Discord

Muting is similarly straightforward. Muting will cause the person to be unable to speak to you via the voice channel.

  1. Find the user’s profile name on the user list.
  2. Right-click the user’s name.
  3. In the context menu, click Mute.

Now, whoever you’ve been having problems with will no longer be able to talk to you in voice chat.

How to Deafen Someone in Discord

Deafening will stop the person from hearing you speak. Note that deafening automatically includes muting; you can mute but not deafen, but you can’t deafen without muting.

  1. Find the user’s profile name on the user list.
  2. Right-click the user’s name.
  3. In the context menu, click Deafen.

This is the option to go with if you want to completely restrict a person’s ability to communicate with you in voice chat.

(Do you need a headset to listen to the people you didn’t deafen? We recommend giving the RUNMUS gaming headset a try!)

How to Kick Someone in Discord

What if muting and deafening someone isn’t enough to stop them from bothering you? Well, then you need to kick that person out. Depending on your Discord role in the server, you may or may not have this option.

Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Find the user’s profile name on the user list.
  2. Right-click the user’s name.
  3. In the context menu, click Kick.
  4. Enter the reason you are kicking them. Discord will notify them of why they got kicked. Or you could leave it a mystery.

How to Ban Someone in Discord

The final answer to your troll problem: eliminate them. Follow these steps to ban someone:

  1. Find the user’s profile name on the user list.
  2. Right-click the user’s name.
  3. In the context menu, click Ban.
  4. Enter the reason you are banning them; you can also choose how much (if any) of their message history to wipe out.

How to Report Someone in Discord

Depending on the content another person is contributing to Discord, you can report the user. Discord has strict terms and conditions which is a set of community guidelines. Like most social media sites these violations usually indicate harmful language or taking advantage of minors etc.

If you feel like Discord needs to be aware of something someone posted follow these steps to report them:

  1. Visit the server you’re administrating and click on the ‘Appearance’ option
  2. Right click on the name of the offender and select Copy ID (this will be a 17 or 18 digit ID) and paste it somewhere safe
  3. Tap on the three dots next to the offending message and tap Copy ID – Paste this somewhere safe
  4. Right-click on the server and tap Copy ID.
  5. Visit the Discord Trust & Safety Team website to submit the report.

The team will review the report and perform an IP ban for the user if the content violates the community guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I block someone, can they still see my messages?

If you block someone yet remain on the same server as them then yes, the other user can see your messages. The messages will show up as hidden but the blocked user has the option to uncover your message and see the content.

Will someone know that I’ve blocked them?

Yes and no. Discord will not send an alert to the user that they’ve been blocked. The user will know because you will no longer show up on their friend’s list and if you’re still in the same server a message will appear letting the user know they’ve been blocked by you.