Multiple Discord Accounts

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  • DuBeUs

    In a different manner, instead of "switching between accounts," how about both accounts can be open at once, with a multi-layer, folder-like appearance of Discord.  Perhaps you can see the Servers/Direct Messages list on the left side of both overlapping folders, with a tab on each at the top of Discord stating, "Discord Username #1" and "Discord Username #2."

    This way, instead of switching between accounts and shutting one off in favor of the other, you can just "mute" one Discord Username so your notifications will sit there for you to attend to later, at your own discretion.

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  • Cory Workin

    Something to seamlessly switch between accounts would be great.

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  • transfaerie

    I'm also really interested in this feature. Particularly for mobile. I would want it to work like multiple Twitter accounts where you get notifications for both accounts, but even something simpler would be much welcome.

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  • DevMentor

    Tweetdeck provides this feature. You just add other accounts and then when you want to post you select the account to post from. The other option would be to allow marking the active account and then post would just come from the active account by default.

    Just making changing the active account easy, like with a fly-up list when right-clicking on the current name.

    Please add multiple account support, thank you!

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  • Catalysτ'

    Have to say- great way to implement this.
    I love what op suggested: with the idea of putting this feature back in settings deeper than just in the area for setting status (like I've seen in other places) it would help with easily focusing on Just one account at a time. 

    But seriously, Discord team- Please implement this in some capacity!

    With having society shift to online communities, I now have a school discord account (go figure) in addition to my personal account and it's getting to be a bit of a nuisance having to log in and out of those, how the app is set up right now.

    I cannot wait to see this plugged in to mobile functionality- it would really improve usability for me.

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  • CdnmMastermind

    Discord is great for coordinating work teams who used to be able to meet in person. It is far better than Skype or Zoom, but I am concerned with keeping my work and private lives separate.

     

    At this time when more and more communities and such are moving online, it seems it would be a wise business move to let your current user base, who are mostly here for social and gaming reasons, easily urge their coworkers towards it for work purposes without the fear of their lack of privacy/separation that is probably currently giving them pause. 

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  • DevilMike

    My Discord doesn't show "Add Account" option. What versión is needed for this feature?

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  • messedupmayhem

    There actually is a way to do this and it only requires Chrome. You can use the Chrome app on your mobile devices as well. Iwill tell you how to run as many accounts as you want but will only give you an example with 2 first.

    1. Start 2 incognito tabs in the same browser window and navigate both to the web client, discordapp.com/login

    2. Once the login screens are both up, input your information from each account into each tab.

    Now this is the key:

    3. First login on the first tab, then immediately login to your second account on the second tab.

    Bam! They are now active in parallel. As long as you don't log out you can use both.

     

    This is due to how incognito doesn't track simultaneous logins per tab ONLY WHEN YOU LOGIN IN A SEQUENCE.

    Larger example:

    You can open7 incog tabs each on their own discordapp.com/login tab. Then log in account 1 on tab 1, log into account 2 on tab 2, account 3 on tab 3 etc. can actually repeat this as much as you want.

    This is due to the feature incognito provides by not tracking cookies and browser across tabs. As long as you don't logout they will all work.

    Don't use this for server maintenance when inviting bots or auto-filled in links. Example: Only the last tab you login to will be what a bot will recognize as its invite path no matter how you invite it to a server. I use my main account on the last tab in a series since it is my main admin account on my servers and I usually use it to get bots on my server.

    On Windows you can create a batch file to open all the tabs ready to login if you know what you are doing with batch commands.

    Any time you exit a tab it will end that account's session and to log back in you have to start to login sequence all over again.

    You're welcome.

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  • Manzana

    +1

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  • transfaerie

    In re: https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360057832011/comments/360010257512

    There's an even better way to do this involving user profiles on chrome. If you click on your little face icon next to the settings menu in chrome, you can "Add People" and each "person" can have their own Chrome profile with their own Discord Login that persists after you close the window.

    The problem is that this does nothing for mobile users, who can't get notifications on anything but their main account on mobile.

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  • Koshirun

    The Web-Version isn't a solution, at least for me.

    I need to use the full options of the app on two different accounts.

    Sadly, there is another bug: the hotkeys keep disappearing after each Account-Switch (giving Admin-Rights doesnt change that).

    Would be great, if there is better solution upcoming.

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  • DxBang

    As for the Discord Desktop App it could be done by having both/or more accounts logged in at the same time and when you join a server, you will choose which profile you want to join with.

    That way all servers will remain available at all time.

    (I believe even twitter has support for this...)

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  • LazyOne

    i want Discord to have multiple account support on Android as well, right now its a hassle having to log out and log in back and forth

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  • ROUGH

    My current workaround for this issue is to use the Discord PTB with my second account.

    The gist is this. You download a second beta version of Discord and log in the second version with a different account. It's not a mobile solution, but good enough for me.

    You can find the PTB here: https://ptb.discordapp.com/

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  • Dipper Pines

    Referring to https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360057832011/comments/360010328331

    That's what I was doing, but it's not as efficient. I kept mixing them up, always selecting the wrong one. It gets confusing sometimes. I just think it would be a great idea if they added multiple accounts per app. Would also love a mobile version.

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  • Erudian

    Completely agree that this is something that would be a fantastic QoL improvement for Discord. Similar to the functionality currently available in Twitter.

    Of course, it would be even better (IMO) if you could treat each account like a "folder" and have everything visible at the same time. Even if that isn't possible, though, at least being able to see that another account has active notifications would be a great "compromise".

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  • PlayVS_Z

    Plz, Discord 🙏🏽

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  • CCreativeCND

    I also have been using the PTB for multiple accounts, but I prefer to be on the stable version, not the beta. Please add this, Discord!

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  • AaronD(Rynr)

    the problem i have as alot of channels have different 'rules' about name tags so for example:

    Channel 1 wants the relavent in game name (Bert Bertington),

    Channel 2 wants a different in game name (Mr Shneeeezy)

    Channel 3 wants my real name (Mr Flibble)

    Why cant we just have a name alias for each joined channel as required? with an option to default to the master account name if none is selected?

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  • DarkDefender

    Pls, Do This Discord it cant be that hard

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  • Ninja87

    Please add this feature. 

    Bump

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  • Sonorpearl

    +1

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  • MidlistAuthor

    +1

    It makes no sense why this hasn't already been implemented. It would be incredibly helpful, and I would likely use discord much more often, if I could easily switch between multiple accounts. I hope the devs take this into consideration sometime soon.

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  • Zone C Media

    Discord, Discord, Discord.... How many times have I call your name and you're not responding...

    Jokes aside, please do implement this functionality, no doubt it will be a game changer for all parties.

    With https://tryshift.com/ this can be achieved, but I want it the Discord way!

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  • Shacoria

    This would be a great feature to have.

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  • FdB

    As I started using Discord more and more for business, I needed to create another account. I do now want to check both on a regular basis, and I need a seamless integration of both accounts in one tool. The time to log off and log in again is over, as well as running multiple instances of the software.

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  • Erudian

    @Stroodle - Completely irrelevant. Your question is predicated on the idea that only paying users can have an opinion about the application and its development. It also implies that non-paying users are somehow inferior or less important to the growth of Discord. Both of these presumptions are undeniably false. As long as the application's distribution model includes free access for users, requests for additional or updated features are totally legitimate from any and all sources. Good ideas can come from anyone, regardless of whether or not they pay for the product. There's no reason for the many free users to not have any voice in the direction of the product's development and growth. Perhaps some of these suggestions stem from users who are not paying specifically because a particular feature is not implemented.

    Of course, there is the matter of "tone". If a free user is demanding that they include a particular feature, that would be a totally separate and distinct discussion. This, however, is a suggestion/request. It also happens to be a feature that is apparently desired by many users - I've found a couple of threads on the same topic, some with many more votes (see https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360029391751) - and could even result in widening the user-base as well as providing a possible path to additional revenue. For example, if they chose to add the feature behind a pay-wall, there's likely a not-insignificant percentage of currently "free" users that would be willing to spend something to access it.

    Regardless, however, suggestions and requests from paying users may carry more weight with the developers than those from users who do not directly, financially contribute to the project. That would, in fact, be a somewhat reasonable expectation. If it were to come down to a decision between two equally valid suggestions - one from a paying user and one from a non-paying user (all other conditions being the same, such as vote count, work required, etc.) - the one from the paying user would most likely be considered first.

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  • MidlistAuthor

    @Stroodle For someone preaching about "tone" when addressing an entire thread indiscriminately, you sure do have a way with words. 

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  • Stroodle

    Not to be pedantic, but if I were indeed "preaching" as you say, I would have had multiple posts going on and on and on. I had one post. And then a clarifying post.

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  • glimo

    @stroodle

    Wow, this is an awful post.  Yes, I pay, but what should that matter?  I want Discord to be feature compatible with their competitors (Slack, Teams, etc.).  All of them have the ability to support multiple accounts.  Why should how much I pay factor in to me alerting Discord on them falling behind on feature parity with their competitors?  

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