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How to Mute Someone on Discord in 2022

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Most Discord users will come to a time when 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 if someone is being too loud or too quiet. 

How to Mute People in Discord Channel

To mute someone on a Discord voice channel, 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 from the voice channel in the future, simply repeat these steps so that you can hear them again. You can repeat this process over and over on any Discord server.

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 you can mute users on Discord:

  1. Step 1

    Find the user whose notifications you want to mute in your messages 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 a Discord voice channel:

  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

    Move the bar to the right until you reach the desired volume to turn someone up. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Mute Everyone in a Discord Server?

You can mute everyone in a Discord server if you have admin privileges or you own the server. At that point, you will need to right-click the server icon in the left-hand sidebar. You will see the option to mute the server and can pick how long you want it to remain muted.

What is the Difference Between a Block or Mute on Discord?

Muting someone on Discord means you won’t be able to hear them when you are in a chat together.
When you block someone, you will not be able to see written messages from them either.


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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