Do you ever feel like your server is becoming crowded with inactive members? With the help of our Pruning feature, you can create more room for new active members seamlessly.
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What is Pruning?
Pruning refers to kicking users who haven't even logged into Discord in a set amount of time. Instead of policing each member individually, you can mass kick every user that hasn't been online in a certain amount of time.
How to Edit Kick Permissions
Note: Keep in mind that anyone with Kick permissions in your server can use Pruning, so distribute that permission sparingly!
1. If you’d like to edit the Kick permissions, head into the Server Settings by pressing on the name of the server in the upper-left or by right-clicking on the server name, which opens the drop-down menu.
2. Then, press on the Roles tab and select the role you would like to edit.
3. After you have selected the role, you will be redirected to the Edit Role page where you can press Permissions.
4. Once in Permissions, scroll down to Membership Permissions. Then, you should be able to find the Kick Members permissions where you can either enable or disable the option. To finalize your edits, be sure to press the Save Changes button below.
1. To edit Kick permissions via mobile, press on the name of the server to open the server menu and select the Settings icon. This will redirect you to the Server Settings page.
2. Once you have been redirected to the Server Settings page, select the Roles tab. Then, you will be able to select the specific role you would like to edit by pressing the name of that role.
3. From the role’s page, you should be able to select the Permissions tab and scroll down to Membership Permissions. Once there, you should be able to find Kick Members where you can enable it or disable it by toggling the option.
4. Lastly, be sure to press the Save button in the upper right-hand corner to complete this process.
How to Prune
1. Navigate to the specific server you’d like to prune. Then, select Server Settings through the drop-down menu.
2. In the Members tab, you'll find the entire list of members within your server and their roles.
You'll also find the Prune option located above the member list in red lettering.
When you’re ready to prune, a pop-up menu will appear. This menu will allow you to select whether you would like to remove members who have not been active on Discord within 7 days or within 30 days. You can also choose to prune a specific role by pressing the text box under Also Include Members With These Roles.
3. Once you have chosen the options, select the Prune button to initiate the pruning process.
Note: Discord will show you how many members will be pruned when you select either option at the bottom of the in-app window.
1. Once you have selected the server you would like to prune, navigate to the Server Settings by pressing the server’s name.
2. Then, select Settings. This will redirect you to the Server Settings page where you can press on the Members button located below User Management.
3. Once you are redirected to the Members page, press on the ellipsis or the three dots located in the upper-right corner.
- After pressing the ellipsis, you will see the Prune button.
5. Once you have selected the Prune option, a pop-up menu will appear and you can choose the options you would like. These options will allow you to select whether you would like to remove members who have not been active on Discord within 7 days or within 30 days.
6. Afterwards, press the red Prune button to initiate the pruning.
By using the pruning tool, you can keep your server organized as it continues to grow.