When gaming, you can use Discord to facilitate communication with fellow gamers.
Discord utilizes the “Rich Presence” feature that displays what game you are playing on your profile status, such that someone can know you are currently gaming.
They can message you if they are interested in participating in the game.
The key concern gamers have is whether their gaming status still displays when they are offline.
When you are offline, Discord doesn’t show what game you are playing. However, when you go online, your game will appear in your status for others to note. Luckily, you can disable this feature to avoid interference from people requesting to join you in the game. Thus, when you disable the activity feature, the game you are playing won’t display to others even when you are online.
We will discuss what happens when you are offline and whether others can know what game you are playing when you are offline. Also, we will cover the steps to disable your activity feature on Discord, such that whether you are online or not, others can’t know what you are currently doing.
Does Discord Show What Game You’re Playing When Offline?
When gaming, Discord will let others know what game you are playing, provided you are online.
However, when you are offline, others will see the offline status and won’t know what game you are playing unless you come back online.
Discord shows what activity you are engaged in on your profile, such that when someone wants to contact you, they can know what you are currently doing.
If gaming and someone gets interested in joining you, they can message you to game together.
If you find this feature annoying, you can hide your activity on Discord while online for all servers or a specific server, depending on your goal.
How To Hide Your Gaming Activity on Discord
Although Discord will display an offline status when gaming offline, if you open a server to respond to a chat, your profile will show the game you are playing. You can disable the feature by turning off the Discord activity.
Here’s how to stop Discord from showing your gaming activity:
- Open your Discord application.
- Locate the gear icon at the bottom and click on it.
- On the “Settings” page, click the “Activity Privacy” option.
- Next, disable the option for “Display current activity as a status message”.
Turning off this feature means Discord won’t show any activity you are currently doing, including listening to music.
All apps with the “Rich Presence” feature won’t display your activity. Therefore, even when your status changes to online, others can’t know what game you are playing.
The above method hides your gaming activity for all servers. However, you can only hide your activity for a particular server. In that case, use the steps below:
- Open your Discord account on your desktop.
- Locate your target server and tap on its name.
- On the menu that appears, tap on the “Privacy Settings” button.
- On the next screen, disable the “Activity Status”.
Discord won’t show what game or activities you engage in relating to that server. So, nobody will know what game you are playing if you use it for gaming.
When you are offline, Discord will display the “offline” status.
The game you are playing won’t be shown unless you come back online.
Suppose you want to hide your gaming activity even when online.
Turn off the Discord status option under the “Activity Privacy” section.
We’ve seen all the steps to control your privacy on Discord and discussed whether others could know what game you are playing when offline.