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How to use Discord Timeout Feature – Mobile & Desktop PC

We'll teach you all that you could want to know about the new timeout feature that was added to Discord!
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Discord is a vast platform that allows you to create communities, message people, and keep in touch with your friends. You can use it to chat with people with text messaging, voice, and even video calls. It is a very versatile piece of software that can be used on your mobile device or computer. However, due to the amount you can do with Discord it can sometimes be confusing to use it. If you’re wondering how to use the new timeout feature, we’ll show you how in this guide.

It is important to note that the Discord timeout feature is new, and if you don’t see it available in your client then you will need to update your software. You can do this from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store where you downloaded the app or you can close the app out completely and run it again to automatically update it. This goes for PC as well, make sure to close it out completely by exiting from the software and then reopening to get the update.

Using the Discord Timeout Feature

To use the timeout feature in Discord, you just need to right-click or tap on the user that you would like to timeout. If you have the ability to use this feature, you will see it listed under their name on the drop down or within the details of the window that opens up on mobile.

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The more critical portion of being able to timeout another user is whether or not you have permission to do so. This needs to be enabled within the settings for any user or role you want to give the ability to timeout. To do this you will need to open up the Server Settings, which can be found in the channels area by hitting the three dots (…) or the down arrow next to the server name and selecting Server Settings or just Settings on mobile.

In the Server Settings, select the Roles option and then either edit the role you want to give the permissions to or create a new role. Select the Permissions option, then scroll down until you see the Timeout Members option. Hit the checkmark so that it shows green and that role will now have the ability to timeout other users.

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Timing out a user will disable their ability to send messages in chat, reply to threads, react to messages, or speak in voice channels. The person timing out the member can select the duration of the timeout, and define the reason for the timeout. This is a way to punish a misbehaving member of your community without banning them or kicking them from the server.

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That is everything you need to know about how to use and enable Discord’s timeout feature. Check out the Discord section of our website for more useful information about the messaging software!

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