How to Hide Mutual Servers in Discord: A Quick Guide

Discord has rapidly become one of the go-to platforms for gamers, professionals, and even casual users to communicate easily. One of the features Discord offers is the ability to join and participate in multiple servers simultaneously. However, in some cases, a user may want to hide the mutual servers they are a part of – whether for privacy reasons or to declutter their server list.

Although Discord does not provide a built-in feature to hide mutual servers directly, some workarounds can be employed to achieve a similar outcome. This article will focus on exploring these solutions, which can help users maintain a sense of privacy while using Discord or reduce visual clutter on the platform.

By taking the time to understand and implement these methods, one can achieve a more customized and tidier Discord experience while ensuring that their involvement in multiple server communities remains discreet, should they desire it.

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How to Hide Mutual Servers in Discord: A Quick Guide

Understanding Mutual Servers

Mutual servers are the servers that you and another Discord user share. In other words, it is a list of servers you and the other user have joined. Mutual servers are often used to see how you are connected to someone or to assess their interests and the communities they are part of.

Discord displays mutual servers by default when you click on a user’s profile. This is helpful when you want to interact with someone within a shared interest context, but it may be undesirable for privacy reasons. Consequently, some Discord users wish to hide their mutual servers from being visible to others.

Unfortunately, Discord does not provide a native feature to hide mutual servers in its settings. However, there are some workarounds to achieve a similar effect. Two popular methods include using third-party tools or browser extensions and utilizing Discord in an incognito or private browsing mode.

It is important to note that using third-party tools or extensions can sometimes be risky due to potential security or privacy breaches. For instance, these tools may require additional permissions that could violate your privacy or compromise your account. Therefore, it’s crucial to be cautious and verify the credibility of any third-party tool before using it to hide mutual servers on Discord.

How to Hide Your Activity

This section will discuss how to hide your activity on Discord. The two main methods to do this are by using the Invisible status and disabling activity sharing.

Using Invisible Status

Using the Invisible status in Discord effectively conceals your active presence from other users without appearing offline. To set your status to Invisible, follow these steps:

  • Click on your profile icon in the bottom left corner of the Discord app.
  • Select the status menu that opens up above your profile icon.
  • Choose the “Invisible” status option represented by a ghost icon.

When in Invisible mode, you can still access all app features but appear offline to other users. This is particularly useful for those who want privacy while being online.

Disabling Activity Sharing

Another method to hide your activity is by disabling the sharing of your currently running game or app with other users. This prevents others from seeing what applications you are using while on Discord. Here’s how to disable activity sharing:

  1. Navigate to the User Settings by clicking the gear icon near your profile icon in the bottom left corner of the Discord app.
  2. Select the “Activity Status” tab from the left sidebar.
  3. Toggle off the switch next to “Display currently running game as a status message.”

By disabling activity sharing, you ensure your online activity stays private and isn’t visible to other Discord members.

Creating Private Servers

Creating private servers in Discord allows users to easily manage and customize server permissions, keeping their mutual servers hidden. This section will walk through setting up a private Discord server.

First, let’s create a new server:

  1. Click the ‘+’ icon located in the left sidebar.
  2. Select the ‘Create My Own’ option.
  3. Choose a name and an icon for the server, then click ‘Create.’

After creating the server, it’s time to set up custom permissions:

  1. Click on the server name, then select ‘Server Settings’ from the dropdown menu.
  2. Go to ‘Roles’ and click the ‘+’ icon to create a new role.
  3. Name the role (e.g., ‘Private Members’), then adjust permission settings.
  4. Save the changes by clicking the ‘Save Changes’ button at the bottom.

With the new role created, it’s now possible to assign it to specific members:

  1. Return to the main server page, and right-click on a member’s name.
  2. Select ‘Roles’ from the dropdown menu, then check the box next to the created private role.
  3. Repeat this process for each member who should have access to the private server.

Finally, to restrict a specific channel to the private members, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new text or voice channel, or select an existing one.
  2. Click the gear icon next to the channel name to access channel settings.
  3. Select ‘Permissions’ and click on the pre-existing ‘@everyone’ role.
  4. Under channel-specific permissions, disable the ‘Read Messages’ or ‘Connect’ options.
  5. Add the ‘Private Members’ role to the permissions list, and enable the previously disabled options for this role.
  6. Save the changes.

Following these steps, users can create private Discord servers and restrict access to specific roles, effectively hiding mutual servers from general users.

Using Alternative Applications

Discord does not have a built-in feature to hide mutual servers, but users can explore alternative applications to help manage this platform aspect. These applications often integrate with Discord and provide additional customization options, such as hiding or grouping servers.

One such application is BetterDiscord. By installing this app, users can access various plugins and themes that offer improved functionality, including the option to hide mutual servers. BetterDiscord also enables users to create custom CSS and JavaScript, granting a high level of personalization. To install the plugin that hides mutual servers:

  1. Download and install BetterDiscord from their official website.
  2. Browse the plugin library and search for one that meets the requirements of hiding mutual servers.
  3. Download the plugin and copy it to the BetterDiscord plugins folder.
  4. Activate the plugin within the BetterDiscord settings.

Please note that third-party applications like BetterDiscord might violate Discord’s Terms of Service, potentially resulting in account termination. Therefore, users should proceed cautiously and research the applications and plugins they use.

Users who opt not to use third-party applications can still implement some level of organization to their Discord experience. Utilizing folders to group similar servers together can declutter the server list and reduce distractions. To create a folder:

  1. Click and drag a server icon over another server icon.
  2. Release the mouse button to create a folder containing both servers.
  3. Rename the folder for easy identification.

Additional Tips and Tricks

To further enhance your Discord experience and privacy, consider these additional tips and tricks:

  • Toggle online status: Use the option to change your online status to Invisible when you want to work without distractions or maintain privacy. This can be done by clicking on your avatar in the bottom left corner and selecting the ‘Invisible’ option.
  • Mute channels: Mute specific channels or entire servers to avoid unnecessary notifications. Right-click on a channel or server, and select ‘Mute [Channel/Server Name].’ You can customize the duration of the mute as well.
  • Adjust notification settings: Customize notification settings for each server by right-clicking the server icon, selecting ‘Notification Settings’, and adjusting the preferences according to your needs.
  • Use user-specific volume control: Adjust the volume of individual users in a voice chat by right-clicking their avatar and adjusting the slider under ‘User Volume.’
  • Utilize keyboard shortcuts: Familiarize yourself with Discord’s keyboard shortcuts to quickly navigate and use the application. These can be found in Discord’s settings under the ‘Keybinds’ tab.

While hiding mutual servers directly on the Discord platform is impossible, incorporating these tips and tricks can help you streamline your experience and maintain better control over your privacy.

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