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How to Mute Someone on Discord in 2021

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Most Discord users will come to a time where they need to mute someone in their chat. Whether the person is cussing you out for your jungling in League, singing “Let It Go” at the top of their lungs, or have walked away from their computer to chase their 17 screaming kids without silencing themselves, you need to do what it takes to keep your sanity. 

This post will cover how you can mute someone on Discord, how to mute message notifications from a specific user, and how to adjust the volume is someone is being too loud or too quiet. 

How to Mute People in Discord Channel

To mute someone on Discord, you will need to do the following:

  1. Step 1

    In the voice channel you’re sharing with the user, right-click on their name. 

  2. Step 2

    Check the mute button from the list that generates. 

  3. Step 3

    To unmute them in the future, simply repeat these steps so that you can hear them again. 

How to Mute Messages on Discord

If someone is sending you too many messages and you don’t want your notifications to go off, you can silence their notifications for a period of time without blocking the user on Discord. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1

    Find the user in your messages whose notifications you want to mute and right-click on their name. 

  2. Step 2

    Locate the mute option under their name and hover over it. 

  3. Step 3

    Click the time-length of your choice for the period of time you want their messages to be silenced. 

Note: muting a person’s messages will not mute them in voice chat if you are communicating with them.

How to Adjust Volume on Discord 

Sometimes, muting someone isn’t necessary. Instead, you may need to adjust their volume so that you can listen to them comfortably. Some users are closer to their microphones than others which could mean that you are hearing one person over the other. Here is how you can adjust a person’s volume on Discord:

  1. Step 1

    Right-click on the user whose volume you need to adjust. 

  2. Step 2

    Locate the user volume bar above the mute button.

  3. Step 3

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    To turn someone down, move the bar to the left until you reach the desired volume. 

  4. Step 4

    To turn someone up, move the bar to the right until you reach the desired volume. 


One of the best things about Discord is user customization. This includes how you interact with other users so that you can work and play together comfortably. 

About the Author


Luci is a novelist, freelance writer, and active blogger. A journalist at heart, she loves nothing more than interviewing the outliers of the gaming community who are blazing a trail with entertaining original content. When she’s not penning an article, coffee in hand, she can be found gearing her shieldmaiden or playing with her son at the beach.

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