Let us receive push notifications on mobile while logged into a desktop client



  • Bludra

    Due to some bug, many devices will not receive any notifications, when PC client *should be* AFK and PC asleep/turned off. I find developers lack of fixing this very disturbing, as this is preventing me and my friends from reacting on time.

    We used to use Discord to gather for a game by messages and then chat ingame, but due to this, many of my friends stopped using Discord, because they don`t get notifs, e-mail is far more reliable.

    Please fix it ASAP!

  • SavageFairy

    I entirely agree and I have the perfect example of why.

    My work uses Discord as a primary means of communication.  Discord has to be open for me to share things efficiently. They give me a slow computer,  closing and reopening Discord on the desktop is a pain and if I need to respond to something quickly,  I need to leave it open and ready. I need to take breaks, of course, but guess what?  I need to stop my break if something important comes up.   And guess what else?  I don't get to have a real break because I have to COMPULSIVELY check my phone since the messages aren't pinging my mobile devices. 

    How is this fair?  How would you like to be on break and need to have your work conversations open and read everything in case it involves you?  Seriously, Discord, please stop being stubborn its been FAR too long to ignore such a simple request for an optional feature that would make your client's experience much better.

  • Kalo

    Thing is, I received mobile push notifs for a good 3 months after download to desktop. Then it stopped. This should not be happening, and one time this thread came up it was closed before getting an answer from Discord.


    Personally that makes me think that Discord is intentionally ignoring this issue. I know that might sound harsh, but this is an issue affecting a large chunk of the userbase. That in and of itself should be cause for concern.


    For the record: I get 0 notifications, whether from DMs, servers, pings, etc.

  • Mer Rowley {64}

    I totally agree theyre ignoring this issue i actually talked to support about it today and they completely didn't care

  • dj505

    This issue needs more attention. I've been missing important notifications because I forget to close my laptop sometimes while a DM is open, and they're automatically marked as "read" and I don't receive mobile push notifications. It's been causing a lot of problems. Having an option to receive notifications on both devices at once would be a perfect solution, I think.

  • philnc

    My personal workstation runs Linux (I'm an enterprise sysadmin), and I see the same behavior. If I log completely out of my user session on the workstation or shut down DIscord, I'll get the notifications on my smartphone. But if my workstation session is merely locked due to inactivity, it won't. My machine doubles as a lab server, so hibernation is disabled. It's really disappointing to see this problem isn't confined to my situation.

  • Kalo

    Another issue I've noticed: I do not receive notifications on my phone at all.


    But on my tablet I get them only if discord is already open (WHEN THEY AREN'T NEEDED) I'm wondering if we should bombard the support with this issue till they get annoyed into fixing it...

  • SarahD3545

    Discord support needs to respond to this issue! They know it affects a large chunk of the user base! I am so frustrated that I don't get notifications on my phone if I happen to be using my laptop.

  • Jondor

    This feature was working perfectly for me until a couple days ago when I had to enable 2FA. Since I did that, my mobile notifications are just plain non-existent unless I close the desktop client. Not happy.

  • Erunaraina

    I cannot tell you how many important messages I have missed because I stepped away from my PC for a moment with my phone in my pocket while the Discord app was in focus, only to return later to all of my missed messages!  This is very frustrating experience which helps to prevent communities from coalescing in a timely manner.

    It is shameful that the developers have not given us this simple feature:
      * [Settings Checkbox] "Send all notifications to mobile" (default value = false)

  • supervisortim

    I have the opposite problem. I receive push notifications on my phone always. I didn't use to, if I was logged in on my tablet. It's very annoying to clear the stack of 50 notifications every half hour. I only want push notifications, when I'm not logged in on another device. I don't know why it changed. Or why it's not user selectable.
    These are both android devices.

  • frostypickles

    I was directed here by customer support and they stated this is by design, that if you are logged into multiple sessions only one of those clients will receive push notifications.

    We should be getting pushed across all sessions (if I'm logged in on my PC, tablet, and phone I want pushes across all of them).

  • Alex the Emperor Penguin™

    I get push notifications on my phone and second computer while browsing discord on my ipad or PC and it annoys me. so for me I do NOT want push when active on discord on another device….

  • てと

    I can't receive notifications when I go out with my PC running.
    it's tooo invonvinient. so, please fix it

  • HeatWrld

    please let us get notifications on all devices.  maybe add a feature where we can disable notis on a specific device. As others have said we miss important notifications on the phone if we are on a computer 

  • boof

    Please send notification to phone even when PC is connected

  • MooseLovesTwigs

    I agree, this is very inconvenient. Please update so that we can get mobile notifications when pc is running. Thanks!

  • Lex Phoenix

    +1 please update.. I would love to get notifications on any device I choose at anytime no matter the idle state.

  • benlylee

    LOL 3 years later and this still persists. I wonder when they'll actually have an update for it. 

  • keif

    I've assumed it was my phone having an issue - until I signed out of desktop (and not just letting my laptop be locked/go to sleep) and discovered no, it's discord's settings that are the problem, and that evidently, even locking my laptop doesn't make it "idle."

    3 years and still an issue.

  • F8

    How is this not a feature yet?  Discord is so incompetent.  This is so necessary and basic, but they have a monopoly on voice + text chat, so they have no reason to actually improve anything.

  • Peraulia

    This is a bummer and takes a fair amount of time for the user to figure out what's going on. All other messaging webapps with mobile apps behave in the fashion that people are requesting to be commonplace here. If this product works one way, while all similar products work another, it sounds like it's time to fall in line. There's also no mention of this in documentation AFAICT, so I'm voting this is more of a bug because it sounds like it's not intentional functionality.

    If the decision is to ignore this request, update documentation. Simple. Otherwise, please fix this issue people are asking for help with. Also keep in mind, that because it takes a while to figure out why you're not getting notifications, the portion of the user base being affected is likely much larger than what you're seeing on this community forum because not everybody may know the cause.

  • Mega

    is this still an issue or is there a way to get push notifs when online on pc


  • Dabo

    It's still an issue.

  • macrobius

    I actually got to the bottom of this after YEARS of banging my head against the wall. Here's the solution (for Linux users)


    Stop using the Linux client.


    No really. It's that simple. Had this issue on and off since 2018. Noticed one day recently that notifications on Android started working in the few minutes that my wifi network was down. I was able to confirm that even after exiting the native Linux GUI, a service is still polling in the background consuming all notifications that should rightly be forwarded to mobile. After bringing it up with support they indicated that it's working as designed (I disagree).

    Tested it out with macOS and using +Q to close Discord definitely suspends the UI and background processes. Not sure why it seems like a good idea to let the Linux client effectively run headless in the background until the user completely logs out of a session or kills the process via terminal. That behavior doesn't fit any known conventions that I'm aware of and creates a really confusing user experience.


    Using the web client at https://discord.com works well enough so unfortunately no native Linux Discord for me until this behavior is changed.

  • pfg

    macrobius When discord is closed on linux or windows, it hides to the notification tray. You can right click discord there and select "quit". While this is confusing, it's also a convention that other programs use like steam and zoom.


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