How To Not Show What You Are Playing On Discord

Discord is an amazing platform that allows users to connect with friends and communities through voice, video, and text chat. One of the features that Discord offers is the ability to show what game you are currently playing. While this feature can be useful for finding gaming buddies and sharing your gaming experiences, there may be times when you want to keep your gaming activities private. In this article, I will guide you through the steps on how to not show what you are playing on Discord.

Step 1: Privacy Settings

The first step in hiding your gaming status on Discord is to adjust your privacy settings. To do this, open your Discord app and navigate to the User Settings by clicking on the gear icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Once you are in the User Settings, click on the “Privacy & Safety” tab on the left side of the screen. In this tab, you will find various privacy options that you can customize to suit your preferences.

Scroll down until you see the “Game Activity” section. By default, Discord will display the game you are currently playing to others. To disable this feature, simply toggle off the “Display currently running game as a status message” option.

Once you have disabled this option, your game activity will no longer be shown to others on Discord. You can now enjoy your gaming sessions without anyone knowing what you are playing.

Step 2: Custom Status

If you want to take your privacy a step further, you can make use of Discord’s custom status feature. This feature allows you to set a personalized status message that will be displayed to others instead of your game activity.

To set a custom status, go back to the User Settings and navigate to the “Game Activity” section. Here, you will find an option called “Custom Status”. Click on it to open the custom status settings.

In the custom status settings, you can enter a message of your choice in the text box provided. You can be creative and add a personal touch to your status message. For example, you can write something like “Exploring new worlds” or “Taking a break from gaming”.

Once you have entered your custom status message, click on the “Clear After” dropdown menu to choose how long you want your status to remain visible. You can select options ranging from 30 minutes to 1 day, or you can choose to have your custom status remain until you manually clear it.

Step 3: Do Not Disturb Mode

If you want complete privacy while gaming on Discord, you can also make use of the ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode. This mode allows you to mute all notifications and prevent anyone from seeing your online status.

To enable ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode, simply click on your profile picture in the bottom left corner of the screen and select the ‘Do Not Disturb’ option from the dropdown menu. Once enabled, your status will be changed to ‘Do Not Disturb’ and no notifications will be displayed.

It’s important to note that while in ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode, you will not receive any notifications or messages. So make sure to disable this mode when you want to be available for communication.


Privacy is important, even in online gaming communities. Discord provides several options to control your privacy and hide your gaming activity from others. By adjusting your privacy settings, setting a custom status, and utilizing the ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode, you can enjoy your gaming sessions without worrying about others knowing what you are playing.

Remember, it’s always up to you to decide how much information you want to share with others. Take control of your privacy and game on!