9 Discord Tips and Tricks All Users Should Know

MakeUseOf | 8/5/2019 | Dan Price
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Discord has become one of the leading chat platforms on the web. However, the more you know about it the more you can get out of it. So here are our Discord tips and tricks.

Discord started life as a service for gamers, but its impressive list of features has helped it grow into other areas. Today, it’s used by everyone from businesses to crypto investors.

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Using Discord is simple, but if you know where to look there is more to Discord than meets the eye. With that in mind, here are some Discord tips and tricks that all users should know.

Discord has some built-in integrations with other common apps. You just need to enable the connections to reap the benefits.

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In total, 11 different apps are supported. They are Twitch, YouTube, Blizzard Entertainment, Skype, League of Legends, Steam, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, and Xbox Live.

The features of each integration vary from app-to-app. However, they all provide a way to sync the data from the linked app directly into your Discord server.

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To set up Discord integrations from your desktop app, go to User Settings > Connections and click on the apps’ icons.

If you are a member of lots of Discord servers, your notifications can quickly spiral out of control. Opening the app to discover thousands of unread messages isn’t helpful; you can’t possibly parse that amount of information.

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Thankfully, Discord lets you take a granular level of control over your notifications. You can edit your preferences at the server level, the channel level, and the user level.

To edit your general notification settings (such as unread notification badges and desktop messages), go to User Settings > Notifications. If you want to turn off notifications for an entire server, right-click on the server’s icon and select Server Mute.

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