Do you want to unfriend someone on Discord but don’t know how? This guide will explain how you can do this.
Friendships on Discord are just like friendships on other social media platforms. Sometimes, they become toxic. Or you added someone as a friend by mistake.
Depending on your platform, I’ve included a guide on how to unfriend someone on Discord, both a computer and mobile phone.
In short, do this:
- Click on “Friends” at the top of Discord
- Select “All”
- Click on the three-dot icon next to your friend’s name
- Select “Remove Friend”
The process is simple but if you’re unsure how to do this, read below!
How to Unfriend Someone on Discord – Computer App
First, we’ll see how you can unfriend someone on Discord on the computer app. It’s how most people use Discord, so it’s only fair we started with this.
Follow the steps below to do this:
1. Click on “Friends” at the top
When you open Discord, you’ll land in the most recent chat you’ve participated in. To see your friends list, look up the “Friends” button.
Click on it to open your friend’s list. That’s where you’ll find all your friends in one place.
This is especially useful if you want to remove multiple friends at once.
2. Select “All”
After you open the friends list, you’ll need to select “All” to see all your friends. The other categories – “Online”, “Pending”, “Blocked” will not show you all your friends.
If the person you want to remove is not online, it won’t appear in the “Online” category.
3. Click on the three-dot icon next to your friend’s name and select “Remove Friend”
After you select “All”, you’ll see a list of all your friends on Discord. Next to their names, you’ll see the Chat icon and a three-dot icon.
Click on the three-dot icon next to your friend’s name, and then select “Remove Friend”.
That’s it. Discord will now remove that person from your friends’ list.
How to Unfriend Someone on Discord – Mobile App
The steps to remove a friend on the Discord mobile app are pretty similar. But the interface of the app is a bit different.
Follow the steps below to do this:
1. Tap on the Friends icon
Once you start the Discord app and log in, you’ll get to the main screen. To open your Friends List, look at the bottom of the screen for a silhouette icon.
It’s the second icon to the left, right next to the magnifying glass icon.
2. Tap on your friend’s name
On the “Friends” page, you’ll see all your friends in one place. Click on the friend you want to remove from Discord.
This will open another window where you can access more options for that friend.
3. Tap on the three-dot icon and select “Remove Friend”
Once you open your friend’s options tab, look for a three-dot icon to the right of your friend’s Discord picture.
Click on the icon, and a pop-up window will open. Select “Remove Friend” from the list, and you’re done.
Discord will now remove that friend from your friend’s list.
How Can I Mute Someone on Discord?
What if you don’t want to take such a drastic measure as unfriending someone on Discord?
If you’re afraid they’ll find out, you can mute them. It has the same effects; only the other person won’t know you did it.
If you want to mute someone on Discord, follow the steps below to do this:
It’s easy to mute a friend on Discord on the computer app. Just right-click on a friend’s name in the Discord opening screen, select “Mute”, and then select a period.
After you right-click their name, a Settings window will appear with multiple options. Look for the “Mute” button at the bottom of the settings window.
Hover over it, and you’ll get another window with muting options. You can select to mute your friend indefinitely until you unmute them, for instance.
Click on a muting option, and you’re done.
1. Hold-tap on your friend’s name
Open Discord, and you’ll see a list of your friends whom you talked to recently. The section is called “Direct Messages.”
Tap on one of your friends’ names to open a page with more options.
2. Select “Mute Channel”
After you hold-tap on a friend’s name, this window will appear at the bottom of the screen.
Tap on “Mute Channel” if you want to mute your friend. This means you won’t be notified when they send you Direct Messages.
3. Select a muting timeframe
After you select “Mute Channel,” another window will open up that contains muting options.
Select a timeframe (I chose “Until I turn it back on” for this article) for which you want to mute your friend.
During this time, you won’t receive any notifications when they send you Direct Messages. If you want to stop someone from sending you messages, you need to “block” them. That’s a guide for another day.
To summarize, you can unfriend someone on PC Discord by going to the “Friends” tab, right-clicking on their name, and then selecting “Remove Friend.”
If you’re on the mobile app, go to the Friends tab, tap on your friend’s name, select the three-dot icon, and then tap on “Remove Friend”.
Discord may ask you to confirm, in which case, follow the on-screen instructions to finish the process.
If you have any questions, leave them below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible!
What happens when I unfriend someone on Discord?
When you unfriend someone on Discord, they’ll lose some of the privileges they had when it comes to interacting with you.
In short, this is what happens when you unfriend someone on Discord:
– They can’t send you direct messages anymore;
– All your common messages will be deleted, and they can’t see those messages anymore;
– They can’t see your messages in common groups;
– You can’t send them messages either;
– They can’t call you (audio or video);
In other words, they can’t interact with you on any level unless you decide to befriend them again.
If they try to send you a direct message, they’ll receive a notification saying, “This message could not be delivered because you don’t share a server with the recipient or you disabled direct messages on your shared server, the recipient is only accepting direct messages from friends, or the recipient blocked you.”
That’s when they’ll know you removed them as a friend.
Does Discord notify someone that I unfriended them?
No, Discord doesn’t do that. The other person won’t know directly that you’ve unfriended them because they won’t be notified.
However, there’s a way they can find out. If they try to call or send you direct messages, Discord won’t allow it.
They’ll receive a notification saying that they can’t message or call you.
Eventually, they’ll find out that you’ve unfriended them. If this bothers you, then you can mute them, just like I’ve shown you in the guide above.
Muting someone has the added benefit of the other person not knowing what you did.
They can still send you direct messages, but you won’t receive notifications about it. So, you can easily ignore them.
Another option you have is to unfriend and block someone. This way, they can’t interact with you at all.
They won’t even be able to talk to you on a common server if you’ve blocked them.