How to Change Discord Status Using Games and Manually

If you love everything that has to do with video games, you surely know what it is Discord. Yes, that platform that allows you to maintain communication with your friends while you are playing.

What are statuses in Discord for?

This platform offers you certain statuses with which you can indicate to the people in your community or fellow players, if you are available. What are these states? In Discord there are 4 available if you are connected, away, do not disturb this mode to your (in this case you will not receive notifications on your desktop), and invisible.

But you also have at your disposal customize your statuses. You can do this manually using short sentences, you can even accompany them with emojis. Another aspect that we cannot stop telling you is that the platform is also able to detect some games, and automatically indicate in your status if you are playing and the name of the game.

mobile phone with soft discord logo on black background

How long do states last before disappearing?

If you have customized your status, the platform allows you to select the time you want it to remain visible. The duration can range from 30 minutes, one hour, four hours or until tomorrow. You even have the ability to choose not to have your status deleted. This requires you to select the “never delete” option.

What is away status on Discord?

It is important that you take into account that the absent state internally indicates to the other agents that you are not in front of your computer. However, you can handle requests through chat even if your status is Away.

Steps to be able to change your states

manually

  1. Go to your profile. (Click on your profile picture).
  2. click on “Set a custom status.”
  3. Write the state as you prefer.
  4. Select the time in which it will be deleted.
  5. Pick an emoji. Remember that this is optional.
  6. click on “Keep”.

with a game

As previously mentioned, Discord has an automatic detection system. Which allows the platform to detect if you are playing a game that is verified. Which allows you to automatically change your status. And it will be displayed as follows “Playing (game name)”. Your status will change again when you restart Discord or when you are no longer playing within the platform.

Please note that if the game is not recognized, you also have the possibility to place it in your status on your own. For this the game must be run outside of Discord, that is, in the background. To add it you just have to complete the following steps:

  1. Click on the gear figure.
  2. Choose “gambling activity”.
  3. click on “Add it!”.
  4. Click on the arrow. (A list will be displayed.)
  5. Select an option from the list.
  6. click on “Add game”.

After completing the steps, you will see a green banner, indicating the name of the game followed by a status that says “Playing now!”. Remember that you can connect or link the Discord account with the PS4, Switch or Xbox.

Procedure to delete custom states

If you have already added custom statuses and want to delete it. You just have to follow the following steps.

  1. Click on your profile picture.
  2. Click on the (x) located at the end of the state. (Clear state).

If, on the other hand, what you are looking for is to eliminate the gaming status, the steps you must follow are:

  1. Click on the gear.
  2. Go to the option “gambling activity”.
  3. Click on the (x) displayed in the green message.

    discord status dashboard

How to use emojis and images in the states?

As we mentioned before, when you manually customize your status, you also have the option to add custom emojis to them. You can even create a status where only the emoji of your choice is displayed or you can make combinations between emojis and words.

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