Allow 0 minute setting for "Push Notification AFK timeout"



  • Sigma-One

    I very much agree. I would greatly prefer to always get mobile notifications instead of a buggy delay.

  • Bludra

    Also it seems that the feature is broken and sometimes won't send push notifications altogether. Previous post with this issue was officially closed without an answer.

  • deffener

    Agree, It's really weird design choice not to have the ability to toggle it. Right now only solution is to not to use desktop app, which in turn makes discord to have same usability for chats as whatsapp (requires phone to be connected, as you must use some random VNC or something..) or less (no desktop usage at all, so that you fokkin get the notifications)

    Most of the time I haven't used my laptop (nor pc) in hours, but its awake in my room. I'm somewhere else and I have no idea someone has even mentioned my @. Kinda makes the platform unusable for any communication that might ever require prompt answers.. Or heck, even might have the need to know that there are new messages.. We've succesfully made news - now with VoIP!


  • SavageFairy

    My work uses Discord as a primary means of communication and I cannot take any real breaks since I need to stop my break for any important thing that involves me.  However,  I need to leave the desktop app open but when on break I cannot just wait for a ping to tell me something's come up.  I need to COMPULSIVELY check my phone to make sure I'm not missing anything that requires immediate attention.  It's not fair but I need to deal with it.  (Psst, Discord team,  this is where you step in and fix the problem before businesses ditch your platform *wink wink*)

    It doesn't make sense from a marketing standpoint for Discord to ignore such a requested feature that would help so many...

  • Zack W

    This is pretty important to me. A few of the computers that I have logged into discord are sometimes used by other members of my family when I'm away or out of the room. This means that I get effectively zero notifications at all when this is the case. I'm also not convinced that some of the platforms I run the client on are properly triggering AFK-ness, and as such, i never get any notifications on my phone unless I close the discord client on all machines altogether.


    IMO, the change made a while back that only sends you push notifications for the first three messages in a conversation you haven't been pinged in was plenty. It would be great if I were able to toggle this on and off, or set the timeout to zero.

  • JakeWinberry

    100% agree, I think much like hangouts sending those immediately if you are afk from your pc. Sometimes i get 0 notifications and it drives me mad!

  • Jerl

    That might be helpful for some users, but not for me.  I want to get notifications on mobile regardless of whether there's "phantom inputs" on my desktop.  I want to receive notifications on mobile even if I'm in the middle of typing something into Discord on my desktop.  I always want notifications on mobile, no matter what.

  • japzone

    Please fix this! A 0 minute option or whatever, just make it possible!

  • Zifnab

    Just chiming in that I find this incredibly frustrating. I turned off my desktop notifications because honestly, the way windows handles notifications kinda sucks - but i STILL WANT those notifications on my phone, every time, and it pisses me off how many messages I'm missing because those notifications are hidden from me :(

  • Erunaraina

    I have missed so many important messages because I was looking at Discord on my desktop and stepped away with my phone in my pocket, only to find myself back at the PC later with the app still in focus and all of my missed messages. I don't care that one of my *devices* sent a read receipt, that isn't a guarantee of anything. This experience is so incredibly frustrating. It seems so simple to allow all notifications to go to mobile.

  • Hradec

    Same here... Discord is online 24/7 on my computer because I use it to talk to work mates, and my computer is online 24/7. Which basically means I NEVER receive push notifications in my mobile of important messages from work when I have to leave for a moment or a few hours. 

    I decreased the "push notification inactive timeout" to 1, but even after I left my computer for way more than a minute, no push notifications!! 

    I'm running discord on Linux, the official tar from discord website. 

    I'm not the only one having this problem on our company, and we're considering switch back to hangout just because we can't trust discord to deliver simple direct messages to mobile!! 

  • Avery96

    Need this feature badly. 

  • binki

    Please allow push notifications to go to mobile while PC is running. I have missed mentions and DMs in the past because I assumed my phone would alert me. Facebook Messenger does this better. I don’t want to have to shutdown my PC every time I walk away from it for a few minutes.

  • expl0deB0ss

    Honestly Discord, change this so we have control, especially in times like this where I need mobile notifications as soon as I get them for the Graphics card restocks.

  • JakeWinberry

    The funniest thing about all this, is I get better notifications from this forum than the app itself.

  • Dabo

    Not to mention that it's just... broken on some systems. Yes, there are setup issues - any Wayland-based Linux system is always 100% seen as active. The only fix is uninstalling Discord Desktop and just using the webapp, which is what I do right now. You yourself mentioned you have to disconnect your gamepad! That is unacceptable.

    This is a basic feature, and we should not have to resort to obscure workarounds or altering what's plugged into the computer in order to get mobile notifications.

  • johnathan

    I feel like the company is trolling its ill give you the bare minimum amount of minuets until you're notified that you received a message.. out until the worst amount of minuets until you're aware that someone messaged you...but 0 minuets, nope cant do that for you, that's out of the question. 

    @support: get this fixed

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  • ninbura

    While I'm at work I'll go downstairs to fill my water bottle and I'll miss messages before I make it back up to my desk. 

    But what's even more annoying is when something is keeping the application active and it just doesn't work, a very simple solution would be to add the option to disable the feature altogether. Sure, you could attribute this to "setup issues" but what difference does it make?

    This would be so easy to implement and it won't hurt people who don't want it.

  • CliffRai

    if I'm playing a game on my PC (fullscreen most likely) then I probably won't notice desktop discord go off, so I've taken to just shutting it down or temporarily using a browser tab instead so I can get notifications on my phone (hopefully, but android notifications just disappearing into the ether sometimes is a separate issue)

  • Dabo

    This relates to a newer, but still unanswered support post:

    I think Discord just doesn't want to add this feature, for whatever reason. Guess I'm never using it on the desktop again? Too bad for anyone who needs this for reliable communication.

  • minionluvr

    just want to add that as a person with adhd, having push notifications come up on my phone and computer both would be extremely helpful for me. I understand most people don’t need those extra notifications but I miss a lot even when my computer is right in front of me. Thanks

  • Zeznex

    Agreed, makes notifications a lot more consistent.

  • Charizard

    This is the single issue preventing me from migrating multiple friend groups from other platforms to Discord for our main text chat service. Unreliable push notifications is a hard blocker.

  • JakeWinberry

    Have you lost a loved one due to a missed notification on discord? You might be entitled to compensation, call us today at (123) 456-7890 again that's (123) 456-7890.

    SRS FOLKS keep pouring these testimonials in! Let's get this viral and save people who don't know they are missing out!

  • BenJaded

    How is this still an issue in 2022? Just allow me to recieve the notification simultaneously instead of a check to see if the desktop app is active... Surely that's an easy implementation?

  • JakeWinberry

    Either that, or have it send number notifications of discord isn't focused on.

  • Cyber

    This is still an issue. How hard can it be to implement this? Especially with your increased user base over the last year. Come on, devs, what gives?

  • Autumn

    The AFK timeout doesn't exist on most platforms. Making it impossible to turn off in the first place was nearly inexcusably user-hostile. As far as I can tell, Discord has failed to respond to years of complaints in any way, but I guess none of this is surprising from a company that disabled light mode in its product as a joke.

  • ninbura

    I run a client called Shift to use multiple Discord accounts on one PC, for server moderation purposes and bot testing. I also use this client to run all 5 of my different email accounts, and multiple instance of Microsoft Teams, so I rely on it heavily. Recently they added a feature that allows for every account / application in the client to stay continuously rendered which has been really nice, but I think it's tricking Discord into thinking I'm always active. Therefore I receive 0 notifications on mobile, which really sucks and is almost platform breaking. That being said, it's always been an annoying "feature" regardless of this.

    This seems like such an easy add, I wonder how it's possible that it's not implemented yet. I saw some people saying it's because notifications are annoying, that's fine... just leave the default at 10 minutes like you always have and allow those who want to set it to 0.


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