Custom Notification Sounds



  • Sirnubsalot

    100% Agree with OP. I came here trying to see if Discord had a way to change the notification sounds in its settings anywhere!

  • Evelyn

    Please please please. I don't even care about getting different sounds for different servers I just care about changing the default notification sound to one that doesn't make me want to commit murder every time I hear it.

  • Megafreak


    would be really nice to have something like teamspeak's buddy sounds for people you select. It sucks having people you don't necessarily know and really good friends have the same message/call sound.

  • Krystalmyth

    There a reason they can't actually acknowledge why this has been a requested feature for so long and they refuse to do it? I used to love their goofy patch notes every version. They obviously have their ear to the ground and know what people need... They speak their clients language, and understand what a good UI should look like.

    Yet you can't move where DMs appear. You can't have them popup into their own window, or make them float. Something ICQ has done since the 90s.  But this right here, is such a HUGE, HUGE problem, for anyone with many servers, it just dwarfs all that.

    I literally miss DMs for hours, notifications from groups for days, because they all sound the same. All of them. It's maddening, to know every single IM ever made has this feature and not Discord. Teamspeak and Ventrilo do this out of the box! ...  I mean, why?

    You guys want to make this a nitro feature? Is that it? Go for it. You can't blame people for wanting to use better APIs and then choke them on options. That's a backward way to go about it. All it will do is inspire competition, and don't think it isn't possible... you guys weren't here forever. Bigger IM platforms have fallen than this.

    Oh and quite frankly, the sound is terrible. It's so easy to ignore. Yeah, I get it, you guys want to be iconic. If you hear it on someones laptop or phone people go "Oh they're using Discord" just like Messengers PING sound. Guess what, stop being so vain. Isn't it enough that people use, and love your platform? Wouldn't making people happy, and being flexible, strengthen your brand  just as well if not more than some weak attempt at standardizing trademarks? What platform ever died because of something this ridiculous? People came to Discord because of the flexibility it offered. Don't go all Skype on us ffs.

  • V3SSEL

    Honestly, I just want it so when someone leaves my channel, it says "User has left your channel" like in teamspeak. I always thought that was funny.

  • Thomas

    Pls Discord

  • Tsu Shi

    Crazy how much traction this got and it hasn't been implemented yet, while there was a suggestion that had 24 likes and got implemented. Hopefully Discord notices the desire for custom notification sounds! :(

  • Sdna

    Implement server notification settings like ex:

    User Join - MomGetTheCamera.mp3
    User Leave - HeWasBadAnyway.wav


    Something like this would really feel unique to every discord user even it might be the minority. But then again, everyone's cell phones have different ringtones don't they?


    Either way. I'd love to see something like this added. Whether allowing you to change your notifications as a server-side notification or client-side. Some more customization is always appreciated.

  • Zuratu

    Just here to bolster numbers, I've also emailed the discord feedback team directly, since the requests for this on the site seem to be largely ignored.

    When you have multiple users with Discord in the same area (or you're watching a YouTuber who uses it and leaves the notification sound in their videos) it is basically impossible to know, without checking, who the notification was even for. Even just offering a few preset options for the default notification sound would be a decent solution to this. Obviously fully allowing people to choose or provide their own default notification tone would be the best solution.

    The ideas for call join and leave sounds customization sounds neat too!


    Please add this feature! I start hearing ghost notifications when there's nothing there! Need a new sound!

  • turnedstone

    would be great if it was a nitro feature, money's worth.


  • Judas

    Fantastic idea!

  • vipAvos


    Я думаю, что было бы здорово если бы я мог настроить звуки:
    1. Если кто-то входит на сервер в котором я сижу.
    2. Если кто-то входит в голосовую комнату в которой я сижу.
    3. Разные звуки сообщений для текущего канала (сервера) и других.


    This feature would be amazing. It would be perfect if you could separate sounds per channel as well for support channels etc that you need to keep on top of. At the moment the only option i know of is to disable all other channel notifications which isn't ideal.

  • asheroto

    +1 for this

    Some channels I need to know if I got a notification right away, while others I'd like a notification but only if I'm not busy.

    I also would like to know if it's someone trying to reach me, or just my bot alerting me.

  • matt kush


    My company is switching from Slack to Discord for work chats, but not being able to distinguish between work servers and play servers by sound is very frustrating.

  • XaKoS

    at least they could add another set of sounds with a voice instead of all-the-same beeps XD

  • Shira

    I think that this would be an amazing feature! I think it would be great if you could at least customize the sounds only you can hear. For example, when someone leaves or is added onto a server or group call. I don't believe it would be an issue if you could just customize your own sounds. Customizing the background would also be amazing and just editing how the appearance is in general. 

  • Flood_

    We should also have an option to customise what notifications you're hearing based on what you've been notified for. For example, normal messages should be distinct from direct pings. You should be able to tell when someone DM'd you. I find it outrageous that I have to scramble to find which server I got a message from, whether it was a ping or not, and the importance of said ping. This isn't a hard ask at all.

  • MattoScacco

    Maybe they can make some like teamspeak, with a group of sounds that the user can choose.

  • vlad.eth

    I would really like that feature too, this is not so hard to implement.

    We have to be able to distinguish "work" and "hobbies" servers more easily, not all of them requiring the same degree of attention.

  • thennothing

    We need this!

  • ZenPai

    +1 Would be great to have the customisability to change default notification sounds especially for incoming calls.

  • Zofia

    +1 Please Discord

  • terran5992


    How is this not a thing yet. 

  • Zofia

    It is such an obviously useful feature... both for users and for developers!

  • Roerich


    stop ignoring this simple request. Just coming out and saying "we'll think about it now shut up" would be something at least .

  • Servian

    Really bugs me this hasn't been added yet.

  • SashaCat91

    I wish this was a feature... *sees 2 years ago*

    My mom uses discord and I just want to have a different sound when she messages me versus my friends sending memes, I felt it was such a simple feature that I found this post trying to look up how to do it since I just ASSUMED it would be part of discord if you pay for it

  • Jonna


    I would love to be able to customize my own notifications.

    After noticing they added the April Fools sound packs for notifications I don't know why they haven't thought to implement the ability to make custom ones already.