(2021) Discord Hide Game Activity on PC & Mobile

So, you want to hide your game activity on Discord?

If that’s the case, you are at the right place. In this post, we have explained how to hide now playing status on Discord.

Your friends on Discord can see what games you are playing. Discord automatically shows your friends the game you are playing right now.

But there is a simple way to hide your game activity on Discord.

However, it shows now playing status only for the games that use Discord’s Rich Presence feature.

Well, follow the guide below to Hide What Game You’re Playing on Discord from your friends.


About Discord:

Discord is a free instant messaging app. Users on the platform can communicate with each other via voice calls, video calls, text messaging.

You can share media and files in private channels or in different communities called “Servers’.

Discord is available to download for almost any platform such as Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, iPadOS, Linux, and web browsers.

In Discord, you can make bots to perform certain tasks. In case you want to make your first bot in Discord then you can check out our guide to create a Welcome channel in Discord. However, make sure to enable developer options in Discord first.


Discord hide game activity on PC

Hiding your game activity on Discord is quite simple, you need to go to the Discord settings then go to the game setting and there turn off the option ‘Display currently running game as a status message.

Follow the step-by-step guide below to hide what game you’re playing on Discord.

Note: Steps below will not be available on the Discord Mobile App. So, You will need to use the Discord PC application or log in to Discord on a browser.
  • Step 1: Open the Discord PC app or log in to Discord on a browser.
  • Step 2: Now, Click the Settings icon (Gear icon) in the left bottom corner to open the User Settings window.
  • Step 3: Once, you are in the setting, click on the option ‘Activity Status’ under the Activity settings.
  • Step 4: Toggle the switch to turn off the option ‘Display currently running game as a status message.’

So, that’s all folks, Once you disable the option to display the currently running game as a status, Discord will stop showing your game activity to your friends.

If you want, you can enable the option again to show others what game you’re playing currently.

Moreover, if Discord is showing what game you are playing even after turning off the option, then you can try deleting the game from the Game Activity tab.

Just head over to the game activity section and hover over any game you want to remove and click the X icon.


How to turn off game activity on discord mobile:

There is no way to hide your game activity on the Discord Mobile app.

To hide your Discord game activity, you need to log in to your Discord account on your PC.

Alternatively,  you can log in to your discord account on your mobile browser in desktop mode and follow the steps mentioned above to hide your game status from your friends.


Fix Discord Game Activity not showing (Discord not detecting games activity)

Discord is a very versatile app that not only allows you to communicate with your friends via calls, voice messages, and video calls. You can also play games on the platform with your friends.

Well, don’t expect games in discord to be hardcore like on gaming consoles. Discord features some simple mini-games that you can play with or against your friends.

Sometimes while playing games on Discord, your game activity might not be updated on your status and your friends will not know which game you are currently playing. In this case, follow the methods below to Fix Discord Not Detecting Game


Make sure Game activity status is turned on

There is an option in the Discord setting the can hide your game activity status. So, if Discord is not detecting what game you are playing, then make sure the detection feature is turned on. Follow the steps above in the article to turn it on.


Add the game manually

If Discord is not detecting what game you are playing, then you can manually enter the game in the game activity tab under settings. This will probably fix the problem.


Clear the Cache of Discord

  • To start with, open This PC/My PC/My Computer on your system.
  • In the file path box, type in “%appdata%\discord” without double quotes.
  • Then, from the list of files and folders, delete the folders named Cache, Code Cache, and GPU Cache
  • Finally, in order to make sure the cache is completely deleted, go back to the desktop, right-click in Recycle Bin, and choose the Empty Recycle Bin option

Uninstall and Reinstall Discord

If the problem still persists, then you can simply delete or uninstall Discord from your device and reinstall the latest version of the application.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Question: How do I hide my game activity?

Answer:  To Hide your game activity on Discord, log in to your account and go to the user settings, here click on Activity status, and in the next menu turn off the option ‘Display currently running game as a status message’, and this hide you game activity on Discord.

Question: Does discord show what game you’re invisible ?

Answer: No, if you’re invisible, Discord won’t display the game you’re playing

Question: Why do I not see game activity on discord?

Answer:  Discord, not detecting games issue can occur due to several reasons. After making sure the detection feature is turned on, try to add the game manually, update the app or reinstall Discord to resolve the problem.


Conclusion: Hide Discord Game Activity

By default, Discord shows your activity status to your friends. Your friends can easily know what game you are playing.

However, there is a simple way to change the game activity status in the setting of Discord.

Above in the article, we have mentioned a step-by-step process to hide game activity on Discord in 2021.

If this article helped you, then don’t forget to share it with your friends.


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