For anyone who uses Discord for strategic gameplay or simply hanging out with friends, this is just the right article for you. Bear in mind, that it is very important to change your Discord status, especially if you are stepping away. 

Here we will be discussing how to change status on Discord on both the desktop client and mobile app. You can also add a touch of personalization and create your very own online status. Furthermore, a few tips and tricks are also coming along the way as well. 

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How to Change Discord Status on Windows/Mac? 

There are times when you are either AFK (away from keyboard) or simply too busy to give full attention to Discord. Under such circumstances, it is very important to pick the right status and keep your friends informed. 

Follow the steps down below to change Discord status: 

Step 1: Open the Discord web app or Windows/Mac client on your computer. 

Step 2: Click on your profile picture from the bottom-left corner to access the status tab. 

Step 3: Simply click on one of the options and your status will update right away

Create Your Own Status 

This is where things start to get interesting. When picking a custom status, users can set a custom message. Discord also allows you to set a given time frame until which the message can be seen. 

Step 4: From the bottom of the status options, click on ‘Set a custom status.

Step 5: You can add a custom message in the status text box and even a custom emoji

Step 6: Pick the duration until which you want to display the message. Pick ‘Don’t clear’ if you want to keep using the custom status. 

Step 7: Once you get everything right, click on ‘Save’ and your custom status will reflect on your account. 

Also Read: What Does Idle Mean on Discord?

How to Change Discord Status on Android and iOS? 

In order to change Discord status on your smartphone, the steps remain almost the same. Here’s how you can use the Discord app to change your status: 

Step 1: Launch the Discord app and tap on your user profile from the bottom right corner. This will open the ‘User Settings’ menu. 

Step 2: Tap on ‘Set Status.

Step 3: In order to update your status, simply select one of the options, and your status will update right away. 

Step 4: You can also set up your custom status, by selecting ‘Set a custom status.’ 

Step 5: Set your custom message and emoji to further customize your status. 

Step 6: Choose the duration until which you want to keep the custom status and tap ‘Save.

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Concluding Words

Using the preprogrammed status, you can always keep your friends informed. If you want to further customize, it is worth playing around with the options and adding your touch of personalization. Now that you know how to change Discord status, let us know in the comment section below, whether you prefer Discord to decide, or change the status manually? 


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