Showing a Custom Game Status in Discord

Control whether or not people can see what you're playing.

It's surprisingly easy to show a custom playing status message, instead of a genuine one, in Discord. This guide details the steps you must follow to do so.

Before we start, it is important to note that this does not work on the mobile version of Discord.

First, open your account settings screen. To access your account settings, click the settings icon in the bottom left corner of your screen, pictured:

Highlighted is the user settings button

Click the "Games" option in the left menu, and then press "Add it!". Pictured:

An image highlighting where to click to add a custom game status message

Next, select any application (it doesn't have to be a game) that is open on your computer. In this image below, we chose Google Chrome:

Google Chrome selected in the game dropdown menu, you can choose any application

After that, click the game's name (as highlighted in the picture below) and change it to whatever you want!

Highlighted is the box to click to change your playing message in Discord

That's it! When the application you selected closes, your custom playing status will no longer show. For this reason, you may want to select an application that is always open instead of something like Google Chrome, which you will probably close when you stop using it.


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