Ability to hide specific verified games


376 Kommentare

  • Rapitor

    there's no reason we cant have a simple flag for if we want to display it or not.

  • Recursion

    I understand why Scrivener is a verified 'game' (tool) on Discord, but holy hell -- I leave it open all the time because when I'm not playing d&d, I'm planning for d&d, and I use Scrivener as my main note-taking software. Nobody else needs to know I'm on Scrivener, and 50% of the time, I'm not actually on it, it's just open in the background. Turning off all running game status messages is a wholly ungraceful way to go about having a 'sleek' user icon when I have a single program open in the back because I like other people knowing what game I'm playing.


    I can't imagine this is a difficult feature to implement.

  • sidebro

    I second this, would love a feature like that.

  • Blareot

    Similar to what Recursion said, I leave aseprite open all the time and I don't even get why it's verified; it's not a game at all, even if it's game-related. I thought this was an option and I thought this was already requested 2 years ago, and even then it was overdue. What happened? It should be just a simple toggle like how you can toggle the overlay.

  • Recursion

    I did some research on this issue -- along with verified games, Discord thought it'd be cute to give users 'Verified tools' under the same system/name. It's genuinely annoying. I see the appeal to some, especially in content-creator servers, but there is no worldly reason that it shouldn't have a toggle on/off. Unfortunately this doesn't seem to be very high on Discord's priorities, even though again, it probably wouldn't take a single dev more than half a day to implement.

  • Duck My Sick

    I seriously do not understand why this wasn't implemented right at the very start, it is simply logical some people wouldn't want certain games/apps to show up in their Game Activity. That aside though, people have been asking for this for two years and it is still nowhere in sight, I honestly cannot comprehend how or why. Just let us rename Verified applications, or block them from showing up, how goddamn hard can it bloody be.

  • Magnaheim

    This is super important to me aswell. I have been searching for a day or so now how to disable apps/Games from showing, because I sometimes leave one run in the background for days... but then Discord won't show whatever REAL games I'm playing, because it only shows the app I leave running in the back...

    And I continually have people asking me like "What's this thing you're playing?"..."Why aren't you playing your normal games"... Meanwhile I AM also playing normal games, but Discord keeps reverting back to showing only one.


    Edit for search results: the app was Bluestacks, a mobile device emulator.

  • バレリアン

    Why isn't this a thing yet ?

  • strotlog

    This privacy control is very needed. Plus, some games are over-detected.

  • KRU

    This really should be a thing

  • Pippu

    I agree this would be a useful feature, I leave Aseprite open a lot of the time even though I'm only using it around half of the time its open. It gives my friends the impression I am busy spriting when I'm not/spending more time spriting than I actually am. In order to combat this I need to either turn off game activity as a whole, or close Aseprite and re-open it whenever I want to work again. Having a toggle for certain games/tools could only be beneficial, and shouldn't take long at all to implement.

  • dj_doughy

    Like @DanTheMan said, i have synergy running to connect my 3 computers with one mouse/keyboard, yet it says im playing Synergy from Valve all the time. Would like it to block certain exe or something

  • New'T'ech

    Join now! I am very annoyed that this feature shows all games in status. It’s useful, but I don’t want all people to know that I’m using a specific XXX program / game. This violates my personal area.

  • DanTheMan


    This would be especially useful for non-game apps like VoiceAttack which are designed to be left open.

  • Moinax

    +1 for me. This is boring to get questions about that "Synergy" game I'm playing all day long :D

  • Faded Warrior

    I think its funny that I can stream Scrivener on Discord... not sure why anyone would want to see me do a bunch of writing haha. But yeah, I agree with everyone else here; this feature should be implemented.

  • pon.pon

    This has to be implemented.

  • bl00d666

    @dj_doughy Same thing here, i'm "playing" synergy 24h a day. kind of weird. at least it change when i really play a game.

  • Cat

    This 100%.

    Also, why can we not search, filter, or sort the list of detected games? People play hundreds of games in the course of months. You'd think they would want to accommodate the people who are hardcore gamers when they run a chat software aimed at gamers. Maybe if/when they add the feature here, to filter game activity, they will also add some way to sift through the long list.

  • Bambeakz

    Yeah bring that option please. Having family over playing child games i bought for them only to get questions about it by my "oh so though"gamer friends when i play with them.

  • Kzitold

    SteamVR is what I want to hide from Discord. It's doing the opposite of Rich Presence and hiding my VR games.

  • Widget

    It's 2020 and this simple privacy feature still isn't a thing? It's  been requested for years back. I want to display most of the games I'm playing, but there are some games, and apps that are registered that I don't want displayed. My only option is to not use game activity at all?

  • Brokemia

    This needs to be done. I'm using a file viewer called Nomad because my default Windows file explorer is broken. Now it says I'm playing Nomad all the time, which is a very different game. It even has the icon for that game.

  • maskedintrovert

    I would like this as well.

    I use a virtual camera (Facerig) as my webcam feed. In order for it to work properly I need to launch it first before I launch my streaming software and game, but then Discord shows me as playing the virtual camera (Facerig) instead of the actual game I'm playing.

    The ability to hide certain "games" that are actually just programs or tools would be much appreciated.

  • Nilleftw

    I've actually managed to get a response from the Discord Support:

    "It's good to know that users are actively upvoting threads from our forums since feedback contributes greatly to our decision making of which features and fixes to implement in the future based on what our community wants! However, I cannot promise you that anything will be carried on right away. Our team would have to do a long discussion first before anything can be done. Rest assured, I'll be passing along the feedback to the team."

    Hopefully this actually means that someone (eventually) will take a look into this suggestion. Fingers crossed!

  • jshadow007

    Synergy. Is not. A game!  The devs have got to have this on their radar--they dogfood their own app and I'm sure they run plenty of apps that aren't games on their own machines so why can't we figure this out?

  • Keng

    I know of many people who have deactivated this feature at all because of this. This needs to be added!

  • Slepe

    Bruh. Why is this not implemented.

    Synergy is being recognized for me, and it's not a game. It's an app for using multiple screens from different PCs/laptops together. I don't want it to show. I'm not playing it.

  • jimmie

    Please add this feature. We all need it and there's no reason for Discord not to have it.

  • Rainbowsaur

    +1 still waiting for this privacy feature. 


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