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How to mute channels and users within the Discord platform? Step by step guide

Discord without a doubt it has become one of the most important applications for what they are chat or audio communications, This is how this platform has taken on great importance especially for gamers.

That is how the gamers They have begun to take full advantage of it in each of their games when having to communicate with other players. However, there are times where you don’t want to hear anyone or any kind of noise.

That is why this application will allow you mute channels or users according to your need and in that way achieve the desired tranquility. To do this, you just have to follow in detail everything that we will explain below in the post.

Learn step by step how to mute channels and Discord users so that their messages do not disturb you

You may find yourself within a chat with multiple users and some of them are making a lot of noise so they don’t allow you hear clearly what others are talking about or it could be that some channel of which you are part is constantly interacting so the notifications do not allow you to concentrate. Luckily, for this type of problem there is an alternative, this is how you can start to mute channels and Discord users and thus prevent you disturb your messages.

To do this, follow in detail each of the methods that we will teach you below:


If you are one of the people who has trouble staying focused by the noise of notifications and incidentally, in some of your channels they are interacting a lot, then the best solution is mute such notifications, this will prevent message noise from being generated and indicators from appearing unless mentions you on a label. Therefore, to carry out this it will be necessary that you follow each of these steps:

Mute a channel

The first way we present you is about mute only the channel and not the entire server, this is done when you just want to mute a group of people who are bombarding you with a lot of notifications. To do this you can do it in different ways:

Mute a single channel

If you want it mute is a single specific channel, then you must click the bell icon located in the upper right corner of your screen, when the channel is already muted the icon will update. Keep in mind that clicking there will only be silencing the channel you are on, so the others will remain active in the notifications.

Mute multiple channels

In the case that it is not a single channel that you want to mute, but rather two or more channels, then what you should do is select the arrow located next to the server name so that you start the Discord server menu. There you must select the option “Notification settings” in the drop-down menu.

Mute multiple channels

From there you will have the opportunity to control the channels you want to mute and don’t want to know about.

Mute a server

In the case that you want to go more direct and you want to silence absolutely everything, then the easiest and most practical way is to silence the server directly, for this you must open the panel of “Notification settings” as it was done in the previous step, clicking on the server name and then selecting “Notification settings” from the drop down menu. There you must enable the option “Silence [Nombre del servidor]”.

Mute a server

Another way to be able to silence an entire server is by right-clicking on the server icon in your list, and in the drop-down menu that appears on the screen you must select the item of “Silence server”.

Mute a server

Finally, it is important that you keep in mind that when silencing a channel or server you will not receive no notification of what happens there, unless you tag in a message, since this will automatically appear on the screen. This means that as long as they do not mention you on the channel, no indicator will appear of what they speak there.


It is possible that at some point you find yourself in a voice chat with several people and one of them is making much more noise than normal, so it clearly does not let you have one conversation calmly. For these cases you will have the opportunity to lower the volume to that person or you can even place it on “Mute”, for this you need to right click on the user you want silence.


In the drop-down menu that appears there you must select “User volume” and from there you can lower or raise the volume of that person. Now if what you want is to silence it completely, then you must select the checkbox of “Silence” and that way you won’t be able to hear absolutely anything from that person.

Learn how to hide muted channel and user chats on Discord

As you can see, you will not only have the opportunity to mute users and channels specific to avoid those annoying notifications, but you will also have the opportunity to go a little further, in this case it is about hiding channels that have already been muted.

Which you can with either of the two ways that we will teach you below:

Mute the desired channels

The first way is to mute the channels you want to hide, in this way you will make sure that they will only hide those channels you have selected. Keep in mind that to silence them you must do it as it was explained previously in the post.

Hide muted channels

The next thing is to select the option “Hide muted channels” in the drop-down menu of the server settings, to do this you must click on the name of the server and there you will see that option which you must select. Once you have selected it automatically, all the muted channels will be hidden, leaving only visible the channels desired by the user. All this will be as you can see in the following image.

Hide muted channels

Mute and ban on Discord Are they the same action or is there a difference?

In this sense, it is important to clarify that mute and ban users on Discord They are two totally different things, as has been explained throughout the post, silencing a user or channel consists of decrease all volume to that person depending on the case or the full channel, which will prevent all the notifications of what other users interact from not bothering you with your noise.

In the case of placing “Mute” to a channel you will have the opportunity to choose by how long do you want to do it if 30 minutes, 60 minutes, among other options. The same happens in the case of mute users during a group call, so you can silence it for a moment and then turn up the volume again so that I can continue listening to everything he says.

The opposite happens in Discord when a user is banned, it can be banned in two different waysEither from a server or the entire platform, this will depend on the behavior of the user. One of the reasons why users are banned from a server It is because the administrator of the same for some reason considers that you have done something for which you should not continue to be part of the group.

With this type of ban the user does not have the possibility to continue participating in the server from which you have been expelled, but you can participate as you normally do on any other server on the platform where you have not been expelled. Now if the user is banned from the entire platform, so will not be able to use again Discord, since the same application has expelled you for something improper that you have done.

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