Option to Suppress Notifications from Blocked Users


58 kommentarer

  • Knives

    Honestly I still feel removing the "blocked message" item from chat would still work out better than still seeing it. It should (in a perfect) world also mute any notifications from that person in a server as well. 


    "Blocked message" from a person I blocked just defeats the purpose of blocking that person, as I still see that they are talking despite the fact that a person may not want to deal with that infividual(whether they be toxic or otherwise). If anything it focuses on that person even more. 

    So I'm going to upvote this, as I was the one that said blocked messages should be gone twitter, and hopefully Discord will implement this into the suggestion.

  • Loubhin

    I definitely agree that there should be an option to remove or completely hide blocked messages, too. But it should be an option, not the default. I've used chat clients in the past that by default just hid all the messages from blocked users and it made group conversations a nightmare to navigate. 

    Could also be nice to like, have an option to bar yourself from being able to see what the blocked message says. Lots of ways this could work out better. 

  • Knives

    Oh, absolutely. An option to remove "blocked message" from the chat would be even better than it'd give people a choice if they want to see it. It should be a settings option and not a server option though, cause you and a person you block can be in different servers.

    And I've dealt with chat clients that didn't even let you block people, so I know the nightmare.




  • Danny

    Okay, since I've come across this, I'll tie my post into this to further support the feedback.

    Ever had to block a user on discord only to have a huge "1 BLOCKED MESSAGE" taking up your entire screen whenever they talk? - If you're like me, you resort to simply not blocking them due to the message/space/separation left behind and would rather wipe them from existence instead. /s (Notifications, etc)

    So to the proposal. Whenever a user blocks another user, you have the option (preferably in the settings) to opt-out of the "X BLOCKED MESSAGE(S)" notification. It'll save a lot of frustration in the long run.

  • solitha

    Whether or not to see "1 BLOCKED MESSAGE" in chat should be an option, yes, but is not the same issue, and should probably be on its own feedback thread.

    The issue here is that Discord is showing unread-message notifications when the only thing "unread" is a blocked message. Only activity from unblocked users should result in notifications.

  • SkarletRaven

    Agreed to this. I blocked a particularly problematic user on a very active server I'm on, and it's irritating to see notifications for new messages showing up, only to find out it was from the blocked user and not other people. I'd like to not be distracted by someone I've purposely gotten out of my circle.

  • Minneyar

    I tracked down how to submit feature requests specifically for these exact isses.

    1. Please don't display notification lights when blocked users are talking.
    2. At least make the "blocked message" box smaller; right now it takes up more space than an actual message does

    I, like others here, am on a server with one particular really annoying user whom I have blocked, and it's frustrating that I still have to check the room to clear the notification light and see whether anybody other than him was talking.

  • disies

    This. I really would like to see that as an option

  • JohnSiris

    This option is desperately needed, however I fear that they will simply CLOSE this thread, claim it's a Duplicate of a past thread, link to it (which is ALSO closed for comments)... 

    I find this complete lack of openness by the community managers and devs to be VERY disturbing, as if they are trying to sweep the issue under the rug, and silence those who are speaking up, over and over and over.   

    I fear the only way for this to be resolved is through making it a legal issue, wherein Discord is refusing to update their platform to conform with international privacy and cyber bullying laws. 

    If they wont update their platform out of being supposed "decent people", than they may have to be forced via lawsuit.  (and before you start spouting off "you don't HAVE to use Discord", know that there is plenty of legal precedent for having an online platform change their privacy features to comply with the law, despite being "voluntary usage".) 

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  • 1Desk

    Definitely need this. I'd rather not be constantly notified by the people I blocked for a very good reason. 

  • Kalliste

    Yes! This is driving me crazy right now with a user who posts ALL the time on a server. I blocked them because I don't want to see their posts, I don't want to be notified every time they post something.

  • Karew

    I was honestly surprised when I blocked someone and they still caused the channel to become unread when they posted. Please don't send notifications/set unread for blocked messages. It only draws attention back to the person you blocked.

  • Chaos Lord

    I hope Discord replies to this request....

  • aphirst

    It remains absurd that this still isn't straightforwardly implemented. It's almost like people block others for a reason. Please reconsider this ridiculous design anti-decision.

  • dillingham

    Well I know the've seen this because my message was removed lol

    Seriously, add proper blocking!

  • Yuren Dae Demesejha

    This shouldnt even be a question. This really needs to be amended soon.

  • Johann

    I too wouldn't mind an update on this. I'm in a server with a spammy person, it gets exhausting despite blocking them.

  • ianm

    Hi devs 👋 would love to not get notified of messages from blocked users ^_^

  • Kumbi

    Years later and they won't make the amend to this problem. Ridiculous. This is one of reasons why I won't buy Nitro. If you guys did, I will in order to support Discord. But right now, no. 

  • Zombie_Siris

    The Discord Devs are an absolute disgrace for not addressing this issue. 
    They're happy to take your money with Nitro, but won't lift a finger to stop cyberbullying... *slow claps*... way to go guys...

  • solitha

    Let's please leave the negativity out of this. I'm guessing that the devs prioritize based on functionality (is it breaking the app) and popularity (how many people are asking for it).


    Only 117 votes in over a year doesn't exactly make it a hot topic for them. Just spread the word and see if we can get more votes.

  • Agent_Ash

    Still? STILL? Yes, I still have to see a red dot notifying me of new messages—when in fact they are messsages from blocked users. Is it really that hard to implement? I can live with "new blocked messages" in the chat, but I do NOT want to see notifications in the taskbar or the list of channels when somebody I blocked says something. I don't want to go and have to have a look there only to learn that nothing actually relevant happened there.

  • cacophony

    (Note: message later edited for clarification)

    What I wanted was to remove the "x 1 Blocked message - Show message" in the chat. When somebody goes out of there way to block somebody it's because they don't want to ever have to think about that person again. So having every message that person posts result in what's essentially a "LOOK OVER HERE! ARE YOU SURE YOU DON'T WANT TO READ THIS???" is incredibly poor design. I understand that it would sometimes make the context harder to understand, but this is a trade-off I'm interested in.

    Fortunately, it's easy to automate the removal of these messages with the following steps:

    1. Install uBlock Origin (it's a great ad blocker so you should have it for other reasons too)

    2. Open the uBlock Origin Dashboad and click on the My Filters tab

    3. Add the following line and then click "Apply changes":


    4. Refresh the discord page and all the blocked messages should now be completely gone

    Essentially all this does is filter out the these chat lines from the html before the browser renders the page

  • Soos

    Clarification on that last post: it does NOT filter out the blocked message notifications. It only removes the blocked messages banner. As far as I know, blocked message notifications must be suppressed on Discord's end. The given reason for leaving this issue alone is that the notification system was never designed to differentiate between blocked and unblocked messages, so it's harder to fix than just flipping a switch.

  • cacophony

    @Soos , oh you're right. I misread the original post. I've edited my post above to clarify.

    Is there another sort of notification? Maybe when somebody you've blocked specifically tags you? Whatever it is I'm not seeing it.

  • solitha


    Here... it's easier to show than to describe. https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/asdul7/how_can_i_quickly_clear_all_these_random/

    All those red "unread message" numbers, those are the notifications in question.

    The issue for our thread is that blocked messages are included in those message counts, so you might check a server or a channel showing new messages and find nothing but blocked banners... which Discord already knows you didn't want to read because they're blocked.

  • Yuren Dae Demesejha

    @cacophony your attempt to help is noble but ultimately does nothing to help the vast majority of users who use the client and dont use a web browser; nevermind those running Browsers that do not support that sort of thing.


    Still appreciated but unless discord actually deals with this were stuck.

  • cacophony

    I'm using Chrome on Win 10 and only see red "unread message" numbers when I user specifically tags my name (@cacophony), which isn't likely to be the case for any user I block. I do see an arrow and bolded text for a channel with new messages, and I suppose a blocked user's message might do the same. But the channels I follow have such frequent updates and large user bases that it isn't likely to be an issue.

    Anyway, I now understand the request and hope discord addresses it for those with other circumstances.

  • solitha


    It's not specific to mobile; I just used the screenshot to show what notifications I meant. I use the desktop app.

    It sounds like you have servers muted, which is certainly an option... if you don't want to know when *anyone* talks. For small and medium groups, it's more likely you want to know when someone says something - except the creep you blocked.


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