Discord’s Data Privacy Controls

Discord allows you to have a look at how it handles your Privacy &  Data and you can change the Data Privacy Control as you wish. By doing so, you will be assured of how your data is handled and you can also change the way how Discord handles your data.

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How to check Discord Data Privacy Controls?

To check your Data Privacy Control, follow these steps.

  1. Launch Discord App.
  2. Go to User Settings > Privacy and Safety.

Here you can enable or disable certain options that will allow/disallow Discord to track your data.

Usage Statistics

If you turn off this option then discord will no longer be able to track;

  • How you use and interact with Discord
  • How you navigate Discord outside of essential data necessary to provide the service

If you disable this setting then your Discord account will no longer be eligible for feature experiments that are used in testing. Furthermore, it will also prevent Discord to automatically improve your voice quality based on your usage.

[Source: Discord]

After turning off this setting, all the previously collected will be anonymized and discarded.

Personalization Data

This data is used to make the Discord experience better for you. This is used by Discord to update and maintain the Games Tab.

If you turn off this setting, then you will lose access to features like personalized recommendations and suggestions.

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After turning off this setting, all the previously collected will be anonymized and discarded.

How to add your bot to servers?

If you want to add bots to servers you first need to create a bot, which we showed in the previous article. If you follow those steps you can easily create a bot.

Before you are actually able to see your bot in your own or other servers, it needs to be added using a special invite link that can be created using your bot application’s client ID.

[Source: Discord]

Invite Links

Here is an sample invite link:

“https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=123456789012345678&scope=bot”

You need to understand the structure of this link.

  • The first part of this link is Discord’s standard structure for authorizing an OAuth2 application for entry to a Discord server.
  • The second part that says “client_id=” is used to specify which application you want to authorize. You have to replace this part with your client’s ID in order to create a valid invite link.
  • The third part which says “scope=bot” specifies that you want to add this application as a Discord bot.

How to create and use your own invite link?

You have to replace the client_id parameter with your client’s ID in order to produce your invite link as mentioned above in the points.

In order to find your App’s ID, navigate back to “My Apps” page under the “Applications” section once again and click on your bot application.

Enter your app’s ID into the link template and then access it in your browser.

[Source: discordjs.guide]

Then, you have to select the server you want to add it to and click on the “Authorize” button. It should be kept in mind that you are going to need the “Manage Server” permission on a server in order to be able to add your bot there. This should then present you a confirmation message.

[Source: discordjs.guide]

Now you have completed the process of adding your bot to your Discord server. It should show up in your server’s member list somewhat like this.

[Source: discordjs.guide]

Discord Refund Policy

It is true that you don’t have to like everything and same is the case here, for Discord. Every game that you buy through Discord store is not going to be liked by you or many others around the world.

For this reason, Discord has a simple and straightforward Refund Policy. So, if you don’t like any of the games that you purchased through Discord then you can always get a refund if you meet the Discord Refund Policy

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Discord Refund Policy

The refund policy is really easy and as long as you meet the criteria for refund policy, you will be able to get the refund. You are eligible for the refund if:

  • The game is purchased in the last 14 days.
  • The game has less than two hours of total playing time.

As long as your newly purchased game follow this policy, you will be provided a refund when requested.

For Downloadable Content and In-App Purchases, Refunds or Exchanges are not available!

Gifts Refund Policy

Discord won’t provide a refund for a gift purchase that has been claimed.

However, if a gift is unclaimed then you can ask for a refund within 14 days. 

For Nitro gifts, you will have 5 days from the initial purchase date.

Nitro Refund Policy

Discord also provides refunds for Nitro subscriptions if the refund request is made within 5 days of the initial date of subscription.

How to create a Discord Server?

As you may know that Discord is perfect for chatting with team members, seeing who is playing online and catching up on text conversations you may have missed. Discord makes it easier for games to chat and communicate with each other and for that, you need a server.

You can always join a server if you have the invite code or URL, but you also get the option to create your server anytime and invite your friends to that server.

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[Source: Discord]

Creating a Discord server is easy and doesn’t require you to do much. Just a few clicks and taps and you have successfully created your Discord Server.

How to create a Discord Server?

To create a Discord Server, follow these steps:

  1. Open your web browser and head over to https://discordapp.com/ or Open the Discord App.
  2. Login into your account.
  3. Once logged in, click on the “+” icon on the left column of the screen.Discord Server-1
  4. A window will appear with two options on the screen. “Create” and “Join”.
  5. Click on Create to continue the process.Discord Server-2
  6. Enter in the Server information including Server Name, and its icon by locating it in your files. (The minimum size for icons is 128×128. Icons must be in multiples of 128 such as 256 x 256, 512 x 512)
  7. You can also select the region of the server. Currently, there are over 10 different regions to choose from including the US, EU, Brazil, Australia, and Singapore.Discord Server-3
  8. After you have specified the information for the server, click on “Create”.Discord Server-4

You have now successfully created your own Discord Server.Discord Server-5

What is Discord Nitro Classic?

Discord like its free versions offers some paid versions too in order to provide the users with extra features. These paid versions will upgrade your Discord experience to its peak performance.

All of the basic features of Discord will remain free such as Group Calls, making unlimited servers etc. Discord Nitro Classic will cost you $4.99/month. Payment options include Credit/Debit Cards and PayPal.

Discord Nitro Classic
Discord Nitro Classic

Discord Nitro Classic Features

One of the Discord’s paid version is Discord Nitro Classic. Nitro Classic is the little brother of Nitro and provides some amazing features which are as under:

Upload a GIF Avatar: With Nitro Classic, you will have the option to add an animated picture to your display in the form of a GIF. You will be able to add a bit of life to your avatar in the form a GIF.

Choose your Discord Tag: With Nitro Classic, you also get the option to customize your four-digit Discrim. You will be able to select a discord tag of your own liking. However, at the end of the subscription, your Discrim(Discord Tag) will be given to you randomly.

Use Custom Emotes Everywhere: Normally, you can use the custom emotes in the servers to which they have been uploaded to. However, with Nitro Classic, you will be able to use custom emotes from every server to every DM.

High-Quality HD Screen Sharing: While you pay for Nitro Classic, you will have the option to share your game screen in quality at resolutions 720p @ 60fps or 1080p @ 30fps.

File Uploading Limit: While the free version allows you to upload an individual file up to 8 MB at a time, but with Discord Nitro you will be to upload individual files up to 50 MB.

Nitro Badge: You will also get a Nitro badge next to your profile to show that you are a paid user.