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How to Change Your Status in Discord

This guide will help you change your Discord status if you use it to chat with friends or strategize.

We’ll show you how to modify your status from your mobile or desktop device. And, for an extra personal touch, we’ll show you how to create your online and gaming statuses. We’ll also share some tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of Discord.

Change your status on Discord

Sometimes you need to show your online status even if you are busy with something else or are going away from the keyboard for a while.

  • Select your profile photo from your desktop. Next, choose:
  • Online when you are available and active on Discord
  • When you are away or unavailable, Idle
  • To stop being bothered by desktop notifications, do not disturb
  • To be invisible, you must hide from other users. However, you can still play and chat even if you are not visible.

Choose the option that you want to instantly update your status.

Select “Set a customised message” to create your own message. Add your message, and you can add your discord or your personal emoji. If you wish the message to clear after a certain time, you can specify a time. All Discord servers that you have joined will see your updated message.
Your status can be changed at any time. You can change your status at any time, even if you have set it manually.
How to modify your Discord status in Windows or Mac

You can create a new status online using your Mac or PC.

  • Navigate to your discord account using a new browser. 
  • Or, sign in via the desktop application.
  • To access your statuses, click the bottom-left button.
  • Click on any of the options to update your status. 
  • Your status will be updated immediately.
  • To create your own status
  • Select “Set a Custom Status” at the bottom of the popup status window.
  • In the status text field, enter your message. Click on the Emoji icon to add Discord or your own Emoji.

Click on the drop-down menu to choose how long you would like the message displayed. Select “Don’t Clear” if you don’t wish your status to be cleared at all.

  1. When you are satisfied with everything, click “Save”. Your status will be immediately updated.

How to change your Discord status on Android or iPhone

  • You can create a new status online using your iPhone or Android.
  • Open Discord and tap on the bottom-right to access the “User Settings”.
  • Choose “Set Status.
  • Tap on any of the options to update your status. Your status will be updated immediately.
  • To create your own status
  • Select “Set Status” from the “User Settings”.
  • In the status text field, enter your message. Click on the Emoji icon to add Discord or your own Emoji.
  • You can choose how long you would like your message to remain visible before it clears.
  • Once you are satisfied, tap on “Save”.

How to change your bio on Discord
discord.bio allows you to create a longer profile that includes more information. To link to your Discord account, you will receive a unique URL that you can share in your Discord status or other social media accounts. To set up your mobile bio:

  • Navigate to discord.bio, and click “Get Started.”
  • Select Discord to open your account.
  • Click on “Start Customising.”
  • Fill out your details from the Customization screen.
  • Once you are done, click “Save Changes.”
  • Select “Connections” and enter your social media URLs. Then, click “Save Changes.”
  • Scroll down to view a preview of the profile.
  • Tap on “Short URL” to copy your URL. A “Success!” a message will pop up. A “Copied to clipboard” message will appear.
  1. Start Discord and sign in to your account. Click on the gear icon “Settings”.
  2. Select “Set Status” from the “User Settings”.
  3. Copy the URL and then click “Save.”

How can you create a Discord custom playing status?
Keep your friends informed even if you aren’t playing a game

  • To access User Settings, click the gear icon at the bottom left pane of your Discord account.
  • You will find the link to “Add it!” beneath it.
  • To see a complete list of all apps currently open on your computer, click on the down-pointing chevron.
  • Choose one, e.g. “Google Chrome.”
  • Enter the activity you wish to display and delete “Google Chrome” from the “Now Playing!” text box.

Additional FAQs
What does the Discord Status mean?
The four Discord statuses include:
* Online = When you are available and active on Discord
* Idle = When you are away and not available
* Do Not Disturb = To stop desktop notifications from causing disturbance,
* Invisible means to be invisible to the internet user’s list. You can still play and chat even if you are not visible.
How do I change my Discord game display?
You can show what you are currently playing with game statuses. Discord can adjust your game activity, but this is only possible with certain games. To change your in-game status:

  • Click the gear icon beside your profile picture.
  • Scroll to the left to choose “Activity Status”. Here you can see your current game activity and add any games to Discord to automatically search for.
  • You can manually add a game by clicking the “Add it!” button under your game status.
  • Select the game that you want to play from the pull-down menu and click on “Add Game”.
  • You can add games to Discord’s Activity Tracker. They will appear in the added game section under the game activity menu. A small verification sign will be placed next to each title if the game has been verified.
  • You can select whether or not Discord’s overlay is enabled from the game’s activity menu. This allows you to chat in Discord while navigating away from Discord.

What is Custom Status Discord?

You don’t have to use one of the preprogrammed statuses. Instead, you can set a custom status to send a message along with an appropriate emoji, if desired, to better describe your situation.

You can play around with your discord status

You can choose from preprogrammed status options to keep your friends informed about what’s going on in Discord. Your gaming status displays the name of the game when you are in-game. Both statuses can be customised to suit your activity. You can show more of yourself by playing around with your game and online statuses.

You now know how to modify your gaming and online status. Do you prefer to set it manually or let your Mac or PC decide? What are some of your favourite messages for customising your status? Comment below.


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