The Discord messenger has no restrictions on the number of devices from which a user can log into a personal account. It can be both desktop versions of the program, and a mobile application, or even login through a browser. Previously, it was not possible to track current sessions and understand if any device other than the current one has access to the profile. With function input “Devices” everything has changed, so I want to talk about her in more detail.
Search for a section in the settings and view the current device
Now function “Devices” is in beta, so its final appearance may change slightly, but the principle of action will remain practically the same. Let’s first figure out how to find the appropriate section in the settings and view the current device from which the authorization was performed.
In the bottom panel, where your status and name are displayed, click the gear button to open the settings menu.
Pay attention to the list of sections and choose among them “Devices”.
Look at the section “Current Device”, which displays the operating system, version of the messenger and the location with which the login was performed. This information is already enough to understand how correctly the new function works now.
Knowing the current device is good, of course, but it is much more useful to read the list of all logins to find unauthorized or no longer needed among them and terminate them with a few clicks.
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View all authorized devices
A list of all connected devices displays the same information, showing login time, operating system, client type, and location. So you can determine which of the devices are yours, and which were hacked. Such a list is provided by many social networks and messengers, so you have probably already seen a similar function somewhere.
Please note that Discord is currently limited in displaying information on older devices, which is most likely due to the lack of information in the logs before this feature was implemented.
In the same message, you’ll get the information that you’ll need to change your account password to log out of all legacy devices, but I’ll get into that a bit later.
Sign out of authorized devices
Now let’s consider the most interesting feature of the function, for which, in fact, it was introduced by the developers. First, we will exit from some other device that is displayed in the list. To do this, click on the cross to the right of it.
Confirm the action by entering your current account password. You will not have to do any more manipulations, and in a few seconds you will see how the selected device has disappeared from the list.
You can use the button instead “Sign out on all known devices”, if you want to end sessions in all the places that appear in the list above. You only need to enter the password once, after which the program will automatically exit.
As already mentioned above, not all devices are displayed in the known ones, so exiting them is possible only by changing the password. To do this, select a section in the settings “My Account” and press the button “Change password”. In the window, enter the current and new password, then confirm the action.
This will automatically log you out of all authorizations you have on your account. Note that you will now have to log in yourself in all places where Discord is required.
The only drawback I noticed when analyzing this feature is its absence in the mobile app, which can make the process of managing account security a bit difficult, since not everyone has access to a computer. However, it seems to me that in the next updates this possibility will appear on mobile devices.
When deleting sessions logged in through a browser, keep in mind that accesses may have been saved in the browser itself. If you are not sure about the security of the account, it is better to change the password just in case.