Discord is a great platform for communicating with friends, colleagues, and fellow gamers. But the app is also a breeding ground for a certain type of user that can cause a lot of annoyance and stress. The DM (direct message) feature allows users to send private messages to other members of the app, but it can easily be used as a means to harass people or bully others in a harmful way.
Thankfully, there's a simple solution to this problem, which involves changing your Discord settings to prevent DMs from being sent to you by server members and other random users. In this article, we'll show you how to turn off direct messages discord and also manipulate some privacy settings while we're at it.
How to disable dms discord
To disable direct messages from people who aren't on your friends list, open the user settings by selecting the gear next to your username in the bottom left of Discord and toggle off 'Allow direct messages from server members'. This will stop new DMs from showing up in your feed, but existing notifications won't be cleared until you read or mark them as read.
However, this is only a temporary solution and won't stop other users from spamming your DMs in the future. If you want to block a person completely, you'll have to manually remove them as a friend, which will make it impossible for them to send you any more DMs.