We work hard to ensure everyone on Discord is able to have meaningful conversations and spend time with their communities in a safe, positive, and inclusive manner.
- The vast majority of servers are invite-only and private. An outsider cannot guess the link to a specific server. Discord only lets users search for public servers. All searchable servers are required to maintain healthy and positive communities in order to remain searchable.
- Privacy is incredibly important to us. We do not monitor every server or every conversation. However, conversations on Discord are not end-to-end encrypted. When we are alerted to an issue, we investigate the behavior at issue and take action.
- We have a zero-tolerance policy to content or behavior that violates our Community Guidelines. When we are alerted to a violation of our rules, we investigate and take action. We also work to proactively identify illegal behavior and terminate it.
- Discord is not an anonymous platform. Users are identified by their username, which is chosen by the user, followed by a "#" and a four-digit number, known as their Discord tag. Discord doesn’t ask for anyone’s real name on signup but we are able to track who is responsible for what by tying usernames to verified email addresses and IP addresses.
- Users are in control of their experience on Discord. People come to Discord for different purposes, and we want them to be able to tailor their experience on Discord to their own needs. Unlike other platforms where someone might be able to message you as soon as you sign up for an account (before you have added any friends or joined any servers), this isn’t the case on Discord. In order for another user to send a direct message (DM) to you, you must either (1) accept the other user as a friend or (2) decide to join a server that the other user is a member of. We are continuously building products to let our users control their own level of security and privacy. Learn about these tools here.