Discord is a place where gamers come together, play games, and build community. The platform has many features, and one of them is the ability to showcase what you’re playing. Yes, Discord automatically displays the game you’re playing and its in-game status to your friends. However, it can be annoying. So, we’re going to tell you how to hide the game you’re playing on Discord and increase your online privacy.
Activity sharing functions through Discord Rich presence a feature that automatically sets your activity based on the game you’re playing or even what you’re listening to on Spotify. But when you turn off sharing, Discord will stop showing activity statuses, such as the public Discord stages you’ve joined and all other apps that support Rich Presence. Let us show you how!
How to stop Discord from showing what game you’re playing on Windows or Mac
Stopping Discord from showing the games you’re playing is pretty easy. Keep in mind that the steps are the same for Windows and Mac.
Step 1: Open Discord on Windows or Mac.
Note: for this example we will use Windows.
Step 2: Click the gear icon next to your username in the lower left corner.
This will bring up Discord’s settings menu.
Step 3: In the left settings panel, scroll down and tap on Activity Privacy.
Step 4: Turn off the “Show current activity as status message” switch in the right panel.
This will hide game activity from friends and public servers on Discord.
Step 5: Turn off the “Share default activity status when joining large servers” switch.
Step 6: In the Server Privacy window, click Yes.
If you disable this setting, your activity status will not be displayed when you join a new server. Consider this option for future protection. You can restart Discord after changing settings for effective implementation.
There you have it. You have disabled sending your game actions to Discord. What if you want to remove games that were previously displayed in your activity status? Of course you can. Go to the next method.
How to manually disable game status on Discord
Sometimes turning off or changing your privacy settings isn’t enough. You must remove all previously displayed activity statuses. Here’s how.
Step 1: Open Discord and click the gear icon in the lower left corner to open the settings.
Step 2: In the left settings panel, scroll down to Registered Games.
Step 3: In the right pane under Added Games, hover over the game you want to remove and click the “X” icon when it appears.
And with that, your previous gaming activity from Discord will be deleted. You will have to repeat the above steps for each game if you have multiple games added.
The above methods will completely delete game activity. However, if you want to remove game activity from selected servers instead of the entire platform, proceed to the next method.
How to hide game activity on a separate Discord server
This will allow your friends and selected server to see your current activity. However, deleted members of the Discord server will not be able to see your activity. Let’s skip to the steps.
Note: If you have already enabled server privacy, you do not need to perform this setting.
Step 1: Open Discord, go to the server whose activity status you want to disable, and click the server name in the upper left.
Step 2: Click “Privacy Settings” from the drop-down menu.
Step 3: Now turn off the Activity status switch.
This is it. You have stopped sharing your activity on this Discord server. However, the rest of the servers and your friends will still be able to see your activity if you haven’t turned it off yet.
You might be reading this on a mobile device and wondering if it’s possible to hide gaming activity on an Android or iOS device. Well, yes, you can.
How to hide gaming activity in the Discord mobile app
Before proceeding to this method, you should know that Discord does not show the games you play on your mobile phone. However, some mobile devices have the ability to integrate Discord for display purely game activity.
When you join a public Stage channel from your mobile device, things change a bit. It will show your activity as a status to other Discord users. If you want to keep your activity private, here’s how you can prevent Discord from showing activity on Android and iOS devices.
Note: If you’ve already hidden your Discord activity status on desktop or in the web apps, you don’t need to do it again in the mobile app. Settings are synchronized automatically.
Step 1: Open Discord on your mobile device and tap your profile icon in the bottom right.
Step 2: Click on the “Privacy & Security” option.
Step 3: Under Privacy & Security, turn off the “Show current activity as status message” switch.
Like this. You have disabled your game activity on Discord.
Frequently asked questions about hiding game activity in Discord
If you’ve added a game, app, or music to your activity settings, Discord can see what you’re watching or doing. Additionally, it also lets your friends and server users know about it.
No, Discord can’t see what you’re doing on your phone. However, if you’ve joined a public scene channel, the app will automatically show your friends and the Discord servers you’re involved with that you’re participating.
No. There is no way to hide your Discord activity from one person.
Become an invisible player
It doesn’t matter if you are a gamer or a regular user; if you’re concerned about your privacy, Discord has got you covered. All of the methods mentioned above help prevent Discord from showing what game or activity you are doing. Now that you know, play whatever games you like without judgment.