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What does inactive in discord mean?

There are four different states in Discord : Online, Do not disturb, Invisible and Inactive. The idle state can be a bit confusing. Is that user online or not? Here’s what it means and how to set its status to Inactive.

What does inactive mean?

Idle status in Discord means that the user has been inactive for a certain amount of time, even though the app is still open on their device. If its current status is set to Active, it will automatically switch to Inactive after approximately 5 minutes of inactivity. If your status is set to Do Not Disturb or Invisible, Discord will not automatically change your status to Inactive and other users will know that you are AFK .

The inactive state is represented by a crescent moon icon. If this icon appears next to a user’s name, it means that their status is Inactive.

Inactive differs from Do not bother where a user whose status is set to Inactive will continue to receive notification alerts.

If the user’s state was automatically set to Inactive due to inactivity, it will revert to Active state once the user is active in the application again. However, if the user manually sets its status to Inactive, it will remain that way until you manually change it.

How to set your status to idle in Discord for desktop

For set your status Under Idle in Discord in the desktop app, open the app, and then click on your profile picture in the lower-left corner of the window.

Click on your profile picture.

Then click “Inactive” near the top of the menu that appears.

Click Inactive.

Its status is now set to Inactive. To change your status again, click on your photo and choose the new status.

How to set your idle status in Discord for mobile devices

You can also set your status to Inactive in the Discord mobile app at Android , iPhone or iPad . Open the app and then tap on the Hamburger menu (three vertical lines) in the upper left corner of the screen.

Tap on the burger menu.

On the next screen, tap on your user profile icon in the lower right corner.

You will now be in the User Settings menu. Tap “Set Status” at the top of the menu.

Touch Set Status.

Finally, tap “Inactive” in the Set Status menu that appears at the bottom of the screen.

Touch Inactive.

Its status is now set to Inactive. To change your state again, repeat the steps above and choose the new state.

Updating your status is an important method of alerting other users if you are absent or can reply to messages. But this isn’t the only setting you can tweak in Discord. Make the app your own fully personalizing your account .

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