How to Set Custom Discord Game Status

If you are an online PC gamer, you might know with Discord which is a free chat app designed for gamers. This app is released in 2015 and rapidly has 250 million user accounts. In this tutorial, we will talk about the way to how to set custom Discord game status.

Description of Discord app

Discord is a chat app, in other words, it is an online conversation platform similar to several programs like Skype, TeamSpeak or Slack. Especially, this app gears to gaming communities. It provides voice chat, video calls, and text that allows users to communicate with other players while playing online competitive or cooperative video games.

Especially, Discord is extremely useful for you thanks to some search functions which help you find other players and add them to your friend list to talk to each other while playing games. You can also connect Discord to other services to display your activity in your status. For instance, you can connect to Spotify and show what you are listening to. Moreover, Discord can detect the game which users are playing, for example, you are playing Clash of Clans, Discord can detect the game is open and show it in your status. 

Now, we will start to guide you on how to set the playing status on Discord

How to change the online status in Discord.

There are four online status options on Discord: online, idle, do not disturb, and invisible.

  • Online: users are online, playing and interacting. It will appear a green circle beside your avatar.
  • Idle: it is when players are AFK “Away From Keyboard” for a certain amount of time.
  • Do not disturb: it means that you do not want to be bothered by any notifications. It will show a red circle in your Avatar.
  • Invisible: Interestingly, it can make you appear offline entirely, but in fact, you are still accessing Discord as normal.

To set it, you just click on your avatar and choose one option.

click on your avatar to change the online status on Discord
    Click on your avatar to change the online status on Discord

Guide to Change Game Status in Discord app

Discord has an auto-detect function which can recognize what is running on your system like a game. As an illustration, if you are playing ClashofClans.exe in Windows,  the auto-detect system can see it and show it on your status message: “Playing Clash of Clans.”

These are ‘verified’ games which the Discord database can recognize it, then populate it on your game status message. You cannot manually edit the verified games but can edit unverified games or other programs. Now, we will show you how to do that.


change the game status in Discord
                                                          Change the game status in Discord


Step 1: You must let the game open and run in your background.

Step 2: You open the Discord and go to User Settings.

Step 3: You choose games from the left menu and add it on the right.

Step 4: Now you can add a game from the list that appears.

Step 5: You type something you want in the Game Activity message box.

When completing, the status message will appear like the image below.

completing the change of game status in Discord
                                   Completing the change of game status in Discord

Thanks to setting a custom playing status on Discord, you can tell the world what you are doing and what you might be playing. You can also add some witty or clever elements in your status. In conclusion, Discord is a useful tool for online gamers. We think that it can be satisfied with the needs of most users who are looking for a program
to chat and interact with others. Therefore, Discord deserves to be one of the best communication apps you can get today.