On Discord, you get to choose the friends and communities you talk with. A key part of making this happen is knowing how you can set up your account. With the below advice, you’ll be able to make your account as safe as possible.
First, we need to ensure that your account credentials and login information are as secure as possible.
Your privacy settings are very important. They give you control over who can contact you and what they can send you. You can access them by going into your User Settings and selecting Privacy & Safety.
Here users can decide whether they want Discord to automatically scan and delete direct messages that contain explicit media content.
The last thing to do in your security settings is determine who can send you a friend request.
If you don’t want to be open to ANY requests, you can deselect all three options. However, you can still send out requests to other people.
You should only accept friend requests from users that you know and trust — if you aren’t sure, there’s no harm in rejecting the friend request. You can always add them later if it’s a mistake.
As with any online interaction, we recommend following some simple rules while you’re on Discord:
Again, Discord will never ask you for your password either by email or by Discord direct message. If you believe your account has been compromised, please refer to this article.
We understand that there are times when you might not want to interact with someone. We want everyone to have a positive experience on Discord and have you covered in this case.
If you have blocked a user but they create a new account to try and contact you, please report the user to the Trust & Safety team. You can learn more about how to do this at this link.