Active Discord users have probably noticed that from time to time there are inappropriate characters on the servers or for some reason spam or even phishing links come into personal messages. Banal blocking of accounts saves from this, which can be done by several methods.
Method 1: User context menu
The easiest method of interaction with any user in Discord is its context menu, which is opened by right-clicking on a person’s nickname. In this menu you will find a list of necessary actions, including the lock button. Limiting the user in this way looks like this:
Find a user in the server member list or their chat messages. Right-click on the nick.
Select an item in the context menu “Block”.
You will be notified that blocking will not only result in a restriction on sending private messages, but will also remove the user from your friends list, if they are currently there. Confirm this message by clicking again “Block”.
You can also call this menu from personal messages by right-clicking on the desired dialog participant.
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Method 2: User card
Suppose you have already deleted correspondence with a person and do not have shared servers with him. In this case, blocking is carried out through the user’s card, which appears when clicking on his profile. The user can be found through search or in the list of friend requests, if they sent such a request.
If it is a list of friend offers, the list of such accounts is displayed on the tab with the corresponding name in the section with personal messages.
Left click to open his account. To the right of the send friend request button will be a button with three dots that you should click.
Select from the context menu “Block” and confirm this action.
Method 3: Blocking when receiving spam
This method is only suitable in cases where you have received a spam-like message from a member of a shared server or a random user. In this case, when switching to correspondence, three different buttons will automatically appear. The first is for adding to friends, the second is for blocking a user, and the third is for sending a spam complaint. You can complain first and then block this person if you feel it is necessary. If the die is already gone, choose one of the two previous methods to limit the user.
Changing privacy settings
Finally, I will briefly talk about what you can do if you regularly receive spam, but blocking such accounts does not help. It is worth looking into privacy and changing a few settings that should help in this situation.
In your profile control panel, click the gear button to open the settings.
Go to section “Privacy”.
In it, you will see three different options for scanning personal messages. It rarely protects against spam, but if you choose “My friends are good”then Discord will check messages from unknowns and can block spam automatically.
A more interesting setting is “Allow private messages from server members”. You can turn it off if spammers find you on public servers and send you unnecessary information or try to trick you.
Now you know how to block users on Discord and protect yourself a little from receiving unwanted messages. Do not forget that you can always report spam or fraud – the developers will check the application and, most likely, block the attacker’s account.