Whether it's a scam, spam, or just another person trying to message you, it can be quite annoying to receive direct messages from strangers on discord. It's especially annoying if you hang out on large servers with lots of people and you are bombarded with messages from random server members.
Fortunately, there is a way to stop this from happening by changing your Discord settings. It's fairly easy and works on both the desktop and mobile versions of the program. Just click on the "User Settings" icon which looks like a gear next to your Discord name and navigate to the 'Server Privacy Defaults' section. Here you can toggle 'Allow direct messages from server members' to off. This will prevent any strangers from being able to message you on Discord, but your friends can still DM you.
Discord is a popular gaming and social platform where you can debate on topics, play games with others, and live stream your gameplay. However, sometimes an unknown user will violate the discipline of the server and send offensive direct messages (DMs) to other users. It can be very annoying and distracting for users, but there are steps you can take to stop this from happening. This article will discuss how to disable dms on discord and the procedure varies slightly between platforms. This guide will focus on the desktop version of the application, but the mobile version will be covered as well.