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How to Change Your Status on Discord?

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Jul 17, 2024• Proven solutions

Today, many folks are yet to understand the logic attached to changing their status on Discord. While some do it to let their contacts know they're away from the keyboard or busy, others use the custom status as a means of selling the service they offer to their connection.

 Besides, there are lots of benefits when you ensure keeping a valid discord status, and one is that it'll enable your families, friends, and co-workers to know your current state before leaving you a message. Read further to learn how to change your status on Discord fast and easily.

Part 1: What Does the Discord Statuses Mean?

Discord status is a changeable notification setting that enables users to set their current condition either AFK, online, or custom! This status consists of four options (online, Idle, Do not disturb, Invisible, and Custom) which will be explained below.

default discord status options


The default status of all Discord accounts is the Online mode! This mode allows you to receive instant notifications and show up in your contact list normally. It's indicated by a small green circle in your profile photo. 


The Idle mode is the same as the online status, though this status usually comes up automatically when you're away from the keyboard for a while, and it turns off as soon there's a movement within the Discord platform. In contrast, if the Idle status is set manually, you'll have to put it to online status yourself, and it's signified with a moon-shaped icon on your profile photo.

Do not disturb:

Do Not Disturb, also known as DND mode, disables all notifications from the Discord app, and it's indicated using a red status on your profile photo.


Invisible Mode allows you to use Discord while appearing Offline to other members, although the typing indicator will be displayed to your contact while typing. It's indicated with a gray icon on your profile.


Custom status enables you to add messages that you want to be displayed on your profile. You can add up to a 128 character text limit, including emojis.

Part 2: How Do You Make and Get Custom Status on Discord?

As I said before, Discord custom status enables you to add messages you want to display on your discord profile. And many folks use it as a means of letting their contacts know the service they offer. Also, this Custom status option will allow you to add emojis as you like. The text limit is 128 characters!

Anyway, creating a custom status is as easy as plucking a low hanging fruit. All you've got to do is follow the steps below to set your status on discord to custom.

Step 1: Click on the profile icon located at the bottom left corner of the pane, you'll see four preset statuses to select from ( Online, Idle, Do not disturb, Invisible)! This time, you'll choose Set a custom status.

Click profile icon and select Set status on Discord

Step 2: Type in any text message of your choice, and you can also add an emoji if you wish. Afterward, select how long you want the new custom message to display on your status from the drop-down list (Clear tomorrow, Clear in 4 hours, Clear in 1 hour, Clear in 30 minutes, Don't clear) and click Save to finalize the operation.

Yeah!! Now your status has been changed to custom!

 custom Discord status

Now you're familiar with how to get custom status on Discord, let's walk you through quick steps to easily remove custom status whenever and wherever. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Once again, click on the profile icon and select Set status.

Step 2: Select the Set a custom status option.

Step 3: Click the Cross icon to clear custom status.

 clear Discord custom status

Part 3: How to Change Discord Status on Windows/Mac?

Changing discord status on windows/Mac computers is very simple, and the Discord interface for both Mac and Windows systems is the same. Thus there's no need to use any distinct steps. If you have read the content above, you may already know how to change the status on Discord.

Step 1: Launch the Discord app on your Mac or Windows system and login into your account.

Step 2: Navigate to the bottom left corner of the screen and click on the profile icon showing your account status.

Step 3:Up next, click on the Set status option! This time you'll see four preset statuses to choose excluding the Custom status option. All you've got to do is choose your preferred option to proceed.

Part 4: How to Change Discord Status on Android, iPhone, or iPad?

The first question that hits the brain when many folks see this question is ‘Does discord possess the same interface for both Android, iPhone, and iPad? 

Well, a quick answer is Yes!

You only have to follow the stepwise guide below to change your status on Discord using the mobile app on Android, iPad, or iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Discord mobile app on your Android, iPhone, or iPad device and sign in to your account.

Step 2: Click the menu bar at the top left corner of the screen > hit the profile icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 3:Select Set Status on the new page.

 change Discord custom status on mobile

Step 4: Lastly, select your preferred status option and proceed. You can also add custom status by clicking on Set a custom status.

Part 5: How do you show what game you're playing on Discord?

Do you know Discord is a hookup outlet where gamers connect? Sound surprising? Yeah, with Discord, you can relate with like-minded gamers using its advanced features and customization options. You can Screen Share, add audio bots, and do lots more for free without hassles. In addition to that, Discord has an automatic detective system that looks at all that's running on your device and mostly recognizes popular verified game, though you can edit unverified games and programs using the steps outlined below.

Sit back and learn how to show off what you're up to in the gaming realm!

How to Display Game Status on Discord Desktop

Step 1: Launch the Discord app and click on the User Settings icon

 open discord app and click User Settings icon

Step 2: Click on the Games activity option located on the left-hand side of the screen and select Add it on the right pane to add a game or program manually from the list that appears.

Display running game as a status message

Step 3:Finally, click the Toggle to turn on the Game Status.

How to Display Game Status on Discord Mobile App

Step 1: Launch the Discord mobile app and click on the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of the pane to select the profile icon at the bottom-left corner.

Step 2: On the new page, scroll down and select the Game Activity option to proceed.

Step 3:On the Game Tab, all you've got to do is to toggle the switch to show your current game activity.

FAQs About Discord Status

1. How can you change the Discord status automatically?

A concise answer to this question is, Discord status cannot be changed automatically, but you can set a time limit that you want a custom text to display on your status. However, the game activity status option can be updated automatically.

2. How can you tell if someone with their status set to offline is online, on Discord?

Detecting whether someone is online when their Discord status is set to invisible is not a walk in the park. But one unique way to tell if they're online is by spotting them via voice chat or when typing a message.

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Richard Bennett
Richard Bennett is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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