This experimental feature is only available to a limited number of communities.
What this article covers:
- What are Activity Alerts?
- What are Security Actions?
- How to use Activity Alerts
- How to enable Security Actions
- Frequently Asked Questions
What are Activity Alerts?
An Activity Alert is an alert that will appear as a banner (if you’re online) at the top of your Discord to warn you of any possible unusual/heightened activity that is happening in your server. If you’re offline, you’ll get a push notification. AutoMod will also send a message in your designated alert channel letting you know of the unusual activity. This allows admins and moderators to take quick action in dealing with any unusual activity.
What are Security Actions?
Security Actions can be used to secure your server in the event of an incident. This allows you to not only pause invites, but also pause DM’s between non-friends that are members within the server.
How to use Activity Alerts
In the event of unusual activity in your server, you'll see a banner appear at the top of your Discord app (both on desktop and mobile) if you’re currently online, notifying you of this unusual activity. If you’re offline, you’ll receive a push notification instead. AutoMod will also post a message in your designated alert channel letting you know of any unusual activity as well.
If this notification appears while you’re in the server in question, you can tap on Security Actions to pause Invites or DMs while you investigate.
If you’re currently viewing another server when the alert comes in, tapping on Review the Alert will bring you to the Members Page for that server.
If you notice unusual behavior, you can use Security Actions to pause Invites or DMs while you investigate.
How to enable Security Actions
If you received an alert about unusual activity in your server, you can utilize Security Actions to take any desired action on the unusual activity.
1. Open up the Discord App and navigate to the server you want to enable Security Actions on.
2. While in the server, tap on the server's drop-down menu, and then tap on Security Actions. You can also enable Security Actions from the Members tab or from the alert message in your alerts channel.
3. You can enable Pause Invites and Pause DMs as well as set how long you want these actions to last for. Tap on Save to save any changes after making your selection.
4. After your settings are saved, you'll see a banner appear at the top of your Discord server letting you know that invites and/or DMs have been paused and when these Security Actions will end.
5. If you want to end these Security Actions early, you can go back into the Security Actions settings and disable the Pause Invites and Pause DMs. Once you’re finished, tap on Save to remove the pause.
6. Finally, you’ll be able to mark the alert as Mark as Resolved once it’s been handled and leave a note for other moderators as to how.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What server permissions does a user need in order to be eligible to see Activity Alerts?
A: A user needs to have access to one of the following server settings: Administrator, Kick Members, Ban Members, Manage Messages OR Manage Server.
We also recommend that moderators have access to the alerts channel for Activity Alerts to see the in-channel alert messages.
Q: How do I change my Alerts notification settings?
A: You can control your server’s Alerts notification settings and your alert channel by going to Server Settings > Safety Setup > Raid Protection and CAPTCHA.
To control your personal notification settings, head to User Settings > Notifications > Community Activity Alerts.
Q; I’m getting alerts for large numbers of joins that are not raids. Is this normal?
A: Yes, Activity Alerts will notify you as to any abnormal numbers of joins or DMs, to ensure you’re aware of anything unusual going on. Utilize the Members tab to decide whether or not the activity requires follow-up actions.