How to Check if Someone Muted You on Discord

Discord is a safe space where you can chat with those sharing mutual interests. But like anywhere on the web, you may encounter people who aren’t pleasant to talk to and who may even be straight-up rude. Fortunately, platforms like Discord have for handling this issue. Namely, muting.

How to Check if Someone Muted You on Discord

However, finding out that someone has done this to you doesn’t feel great. Today, we’ll explain how to check if someone has muted you on Discord to help confirm your suspicions.

How to Check if Someone Muted You on Discord

Discord offers users two types of muting: channel and local. Only the server admins can mute users’ channel-wide, while any user can mute other users locally. When someone is muted channel-wide, none of the users on the channel will hear them. On the other hand, local muting only works for one user.

Users muted locally don’t get a notification about it. Thus, the only way to determine that you’ve been locally muted is by checking the other user’s reaction. They will stop reacting when you say something. However, you may have trouble determining that if the user never reacted to your words in the first place. The server or channel admins aren’t notified when someone is muted locally either.

With channel-wide muting, it’s a bit easier. Like with local muting, you won’t get a notification, but you can track the reaction of all users instead of just one. If everyone ignores you, you’re most likely muted channel-wide.

How to Mute Someone on Discord

For whatever reason, you may want to mute a Discord user yourself. If you’re on someone else’s server, you can only mute other users locally. Here’s how to do so:

  1. Join the same voice channel with the user you wish to mute.
  2. Right-click their username to view the Settings menu.
  3. Check the box next to “Mute.”

If you wish to unmute the user, repeat the same steps and select “Unmute” at the end. If you have admin permissions, follow the steps below to silence a user for the entire channel:

  1. Make sure you’re in the same voice channel as the user you wish to mute.
  2. Right-click the name of the person you want to mute.
  3. Click “Server Mute.” The person will immediately be silenced for the entire channel.

FAQ

Read this section to find out more about the muting function on Discord.

Is Muting the Same as Blocking on Discord?

No, muting is a lesser punishment for users who don’t behave as you would like them to on Discord. It’s a non-confrontational method of avoiding talking to someone. Often, users don’t even notice they’ve been muted. Blocking someone is a more serious method of dealing with annoying users. It should only be implemented in severe cases when someone is really getting on your nerves.

When you block someone from your Friends list, they get removed completely. If you’re on the same server, you won’t see the user’s messages anymore. The blocked user won’t be able to tag you, send you messages, or find your profile. In other words, blocking is plainly obvious, unlike muting.

How Do I Get Unmuted on Discord?

Being muted on Discord can be upsetting, especially if you haven’t done anything wrong. Sometimes, users may get muted by mistake. In this case, you may want to unmute yourself to start communicating with others again. But only the user who has muted you can unmute you. Thankfully, even if you’re muted, people will still receive your messages, so you can politely ask them to unmute you.

Behave Well

As you can see, there’s no way to know for sure if you’ve been muted on Discord. While you can keep track of other user behavior, it isn’t always a clear indicator. Either way, if you suspect you’ve been muted, always be polite and don’t spam users with requests to unmute you. This may have the opposite effect than intended.

Have you ever muted or blocked someone on Discord? If so, why did you feel it necessary to do so? Share your experiences in the comments section below.

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