How To Deactivate A Discord Account

You can disable your discord account to avoid Discord for a while and prevent people from contacting you.

You can keep your account disabled for as long as you want. Whenever you feel like you should come back, log in to your account and restore your disabled account.

But disabling your account won’t stop community members from mentioning you on text channels or sending you DM. It’s just you won’t be notified until you restore your account.

How to disable a Discord account?

Step-1: Open the Discord app

Most people use the Discord app on their computers. Some people also use Discord on a web browser. You can use either one to disable your account. Make sure you are logged in to the correct account.

Step-2: Go to User Settings

At the bottom left corner, there’s a floating toolbar. Click on the User Settings icon from the toolbar. It will take you to the settings page.

Click on User Settings
Click on User Settings

Step-3: Click on Disable Account

Scroll down to the bottom of the User Settings page and click on Disable Account button. 

Click on Disable Account
Click on Disable Account

If it’s not asking for your password, then maybe you are getting a warning to transfer the server ownership first, it’s a rule of discord.

Transfer Ownership First
Transfer Ownership First

Step-4: Enter the password and disable your account

If you don’t own any server or transferred ownership of previously owned servers, enter the password of your account.

Deactivate Discord Account
Deactivate Discord Account

Then press the Disable Account button. It will immediately log you out and deactivate your account.

Unlike deleting your discord account, you won’t receive any email from Discord saying you have disabled your account. Because there’s no time period for reactivating your account when it’s disabled.

How to disable a Discord account on mobile?

If you are using the Discord mobile app, here’s how you can disable your account:

  1. Open the Discord app on your smartphone.
  2. Click on your profile picture at the bottom right corner.
  3. Tap on Account.
  4. Click on Disable Account.
  5. If you own some servers, transfer the server ownership first to proceed. If it asks for your password, enter your password.
  6. Press Disable Account button to deactivate your account.

How to reactivate your discord account?

Your account won’t reactivate automatically once you disable it. You have to manually restore the account. Here’s how:

Reactivate account on Discord
Reactivate account on Discord
  1. Visit the Discord website from a web browser.
  2. Log in to your account using your email and password.
  3. Click on Restore Account.
  4. It will take you to your Discord homepage.
  5. You can check all the messages and calls you have received while your account was disabled.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Discord delete my account if I keep it disabled?

No, there’s no fixed time to reactivate your account if you disable it. But if you schedule your account for deletion, you must activate it within 14 days or it will be permanently deleted.

Can people send me messages if my account is disabled?

Yes, those people who have you on their friend list can send you text messages. They can call you too. Discord won’t show them that you have disabled your account.

Can people mention me while my account is disabled?

If you were a member of various servers, people can still mention you on text channels. But you won’t be notified because your account is deactivated. 

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