How To Turn Off Friend Requests On Discord

Are you receiving a lot of friend requests on Discord? Do you want to automatically block these requests before they even appear on your account? If that’s the case, you can manage the friend requests you receive on the app. Follow our quick guide below, and we’ll show you how to do so.


By default, people can add you on Discord as a friend. Being friends with someone on Discord allows you to view each other’s online status making it easier for you to interact with them online.

However, we understand that some of you prefer to keep your account private. After all, you might not want random people on your servers adding you as a friend on the app.

Thankfully, you have the option to limit the friend requests you receive on the app. On top of that, you can also turn off requests from everyone.

Here’s our guide about turning off friend requests on Discord.

How to limit friend requests on Discord

If you don’t want to receive any friend requests on Discord, you can turn them off from your settings on the app. In this way, you won’t need to delete friend requests every time someone sends you one on your account.

You can limit friend requests whether you’re using Discord on your phone or your computer. In our tutorials below, we’ll cover the steps for both devices.

On your phone:

  1. Open Discord on your phone and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap the profile icon on the bottom right part of the app to visit your profile.

  3. Open your “Friend requests” options.

  4. Choose who can send friend requests to your account.

That’s how you limit friend requests on the Discord mobile app. You can turn off requests from everyone on the app completely.

On your computer:

  1. Open the Discord desktop app or visit the web client and sign in to your account.
  2. Click the gear icon at the bottom left part of the app to open your settings.

  3. Select “Friend requests” under the User Settings section.

  4. Choose who can send you friend requests on the app.

When someone tries to send you a friend request, they’ll receive a pop-up window saying that you’re not accepting requests at the moment.

To wrap things up

Now that you know how to disable friend requests on Discord, you can use the app without worrying about random people sending you requests. Always remember that you can still add people as your friends on the app without a problem.

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