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.

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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.

[Source: Discord]

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

How to set up Two-Factor Authentication for Discord from Mobile?

Discord most certainly listen to its users and tries to add features that its users demand. One such feature that Discord added is that you can set up two-factor authentication for your Discord right from your Mobile Phone. It’s as easy as it gets!

Discord
[Source: Discord]

How to set up Two-Factor Authentication for Discord from Mobile?

To set up Two-Factor Authentication for Discord from your Mobile device, follow these steps:

iOS:

  1. Launch Discord app on your iOS device.
  2. Press on the Gear/Cog icon to access User Settings.
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  3. Tap on Account to access Account Settings.
  4. Click on Enable Two-Factor Auth.
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  5. You will be asked to download an Authenticator app such as Google Authenticator or Authy.
  6. After installing either of the Authenticator apps on your iOS device, you will be asked to connect your Discord account to the authentication app.
    iOS-2FA-3
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  7. Once connected, 2FA will be enabled for your account.
  8. Don’t forget to add your Phone Number as a backup method and download the backup codes!
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    [Source: Discord]

Android:

  1. Launch Discord app on your Android device.
  2. Press on the Gear/Cog icon to access User Settings.
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    [Source: Discord]
  3. Tap on Account to access Account Settings.
  4. Click on Enable Two-Factor Auth.
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  5. You will be asked to download an Authenticator app such as Google Authenticator or Authy.
  6. After installing either of the Authenticator apps on your Android device, you will be asked to connect your Discord account to the authentication app.
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  7. Once connected, 2FA will be enabled for your account.
  8. Don’t forget to add your Phone Number as a backup method and download the backup codes!
    Android-2FA-4
    [Source: Discord]

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]

How to set up a bot application?

Discord Bots are a great way to maximize productivity on one’s server such as fetching important data, delivering notifications, scheduling events, moderating conversations, and more. Other times, they are not.

We are going to show you how to create a bot and set it up.

[Source: Discord]

How to set up a bot application?

How to create your bot?

It is quite easy to create a bot. You need to follow the steps mentioned below in order to create a bot.

  1. First of all, you have to log in on the Discord Website.
  2. Navigate to “Developers” drop-down menu and click on the Developer Portal link.
  3. On the header, you have to click on the Applications link.
  4. After that, you to have click “Create an application” button.
    [Source: discordjs.guide]

You can enter a name, description, and avatar for your application here. Once you are done with entering all the information and saved it, you can move on by selecting the “Bot” tab in the left pane.

[Source: discordjs.guide]

To add a bot you have to click on the “Add Bot” button on the right and confirm the pop-up window by clicking on “Yes do it!”. It is all the work you have to do for creating a bot. But it is not the end of it.

Your Token

First of all, you need to know about what a Token is. A Token is basically your bot’s password this token is used by your bot to log in to Discord. It is a very important thing that you do not ever share this token with anybody, purposely or accidentally. If someone got the hold of your token, they can use it to perform illegal activities.

After you are done with creating a bot, you are going to see a screen like this:

[Source: discordjs.guide]

In this screen, you can give a cool avatar to your bot, set its username, and make it public or private. The Token can be accessed in this panel, either by showing it or simply pressing the “Copy” button.

When Discord asks you to paste your token somewhere, this is the value that you need to put in.

How to add different Keybinds on Discord?

Keybinding is the practice of giving various abilities placed on a player’s action bar to a specific, unique key on the keyboard or mouse if applicable, or to a unique combination of keys. Generally, whenever the specific key combination is hit by a player to which some ability is bound, that ability is then used.

If you are familiar with the Push-To-Talk feature, then it is highly possible that you know about Keybinds, and how they work in order to make Push-To-Talk function correctly. Discord have some of the other super handy Keybind possibilities that you can use to become a hotkey extraordinaire. We are going to show you how to add different Keybinds.

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How to add different Keybinds on Discord?

  1. First of all, you have to open your “User Settings” tab.
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  2. In the sidebar, you have to click on the “Keybinds” tab.
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  3. You can add a keybind by click on the “Add a Keybind” button. You can add as many different keybinds as you want. You can use multiple keys to bind a key.
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It should be kept in mind that these keybinds are disabled when you are editing keybinds.

How to change Discord’s appearance/theme?

If you play a lot of online PC games, you should take the time to familiarize yourself with Discord.

Discord is an application and digital distribution platform developed for video gaming communities, that specializes in the text, image, video and audio communication between users in a chat channel. Discord runs on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and Web Browsers.

[Source: Discord]

How to change Discord’s appearance/theme?

It is sometimes very hard to make a decision about a specific thing. In Discord, it is actually very difficult to choose between the Dark side and the Light side. We are going to show how you can change the appearance/theme of Discord.

  1. First of all, you have to click on the settings wheel and select the “Appearance” tab.
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  2. You are going to see that there are a few mixed combinations of settings you can make.
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There are two themes available with the names of “Dark” or “Light” with 2 different message display options below that. “Cozy” is a beautiful and sophisticated, modern version that displays user icons in the chat window.
“Compact” is a rough and normal version it nixed the user icons and made sure a tight chat window for more messages.

Dark and Cozy

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Light and Fit

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How to disable AutoStart for Discord?

It becomes very annoying that as soon as you boot your PC and your Windows launches and all of a sudden some programs begin to autostart.

Although you may use those programs later on, but not at the launch. This becomes very annoying to deal with and if Discord is given the permission to autostart soon after the Windows loads up then you should probably disable Auto Start for Discord.

How to disable AutoStart for Discord?

To disable autostart on your PC for Discord follow these steps. Make sure that you follow each step carefully. Let’s get started!

  1. Open Task Manager on your Windows PC.
  2. Once Task Manager is opened click on More Details.
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  3. From the tabs, select Startup.
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  4. Search for Discord and you will see that in Status Tab, it is Enabled.
  5. While Discord is selected, click on the Disable button at the bottom right hand of the Task Manager window.
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  6. Autostartup for Discord will now be disabled.

There is also an alternative way to turn of Discord autostart for your PC.

  1. Open Discord.
  2. Go to User Settings > Windows Settings.
  3. Toggle the slider off next to Open Discord.
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  4. By doing so, Discord won’t automatically start when you boot your PC.

What to do if you lose access to Two-Factor Codes?

With Discord, you can easily communicate with your teammates or friends in the form of text, image, video, and audio. It is a really useful freeware app that is specially designed for video gaming communities.

DiscordWhen you create an account on Discord, then like most of the services it offers you to set up Two-Factor Authentication.

Two-Factor Authentication gives you an extra layer of security and in-case your account gets compromised, no one will be able to access your account unless they provide the Two-Factor Authentication codes.

Sometimes bad luck can hit you, and you get logged out of your Desktop app and also lose access to your phone. In that case, it may be impossible for you to provide two-factor authentication codes. So, what to do if you lose access to Two-Factor Codes?

What to do if you lose access to Two-Factor Codes?

  1. Double check that if you are logged into your Discord account from Desktop App or Browser. If you are logged in, luckily, you will be able to see all of your backup codes with your current password.
  2. If that isn’t the case, then you have only one option left and that is to search your computer for “discord_backup_codes.txt”. Search your PC for this file and if you happen to find it, then you are in luck!

These two are the only ways by which you can access your account if you ever lose access.

If you do not have access to your backup codes, then it will be impossible for you to access your account. Discord is unable to remove Two-Factor Authentication or provide you with new backup codes.

You will have to create new Discord Account.