How to Ping Users in Discord
Want to get someone’s attention in a busy Discord server? Learn how to effectively ping users and make sure your message is seen using this guide.
Pinging someone on Discord is a way of notifying or mentioning them on a channel to get their attention for your message. Pinging can be useful for asking questions, giving feedback, making announcements, or starting a conversation.
However, pinging can also be annoying or disruptive if you do it too often or without a good reason. Some servers might have rules or permissions that limit who can ping whom and how frequently, too. You should always be respectful and mindful when you ping someone on Discord.
To help you, we’ll show you how to ping users on Discord below. We’ll also explain how to check your pings and mute them yourself (if you need to).
How to Ping Someone on Discord on PC or Mac
If you’re using Discord on your computer, either using the web client or the desktop app, you can ping a user from a channel or in a direct message.
To ping someone on Discord using your PC or Mac:
- Open the Discord desktop client on your PC or Mac. Alternatively, open the Discord web client using your web browser.
- Log into your Discord account and select a server from the left sidebar.
- Click on a channel where you want to send your message. Alternatively, open a direct message and select the message box.
- In the message box, type @ (the at symbol) followed by the name of the person or server role you want to ping. You can also select one of the suggested roles or users that appear after typing the @ into the message box.
- Type your message after the @ mention and press Enter to send it. For example, @person message.
The person or role you pinged will receive a notification with your message and a red badge next to their name. They can click on it to jump directly to your message to read or reply to it.
How to Ping Someone on Discord on a Mobile Device
If you’re using Discord on your Android, iPhone, or iPad device, you can ping someone using similar steps to the desktop users above.
To ping someone on Discord using a mobile device:
- Open the Discord app and tap the menu button in the top-left.
- Select a server from the left sidebar, then tap on a channel where you want to send your message.
- Tap on the message box at the bottom of the screen and type @ (the at symbol) followed by the name of the person or role you want to ping.
- You can also select one of the suggested options that appear above your keyboard as you begin typing.
- Type your message after @ mention and tap the Send button. For example, @user message.
The person or role you pinged will receive a notification with your message and a red badge will appear next to their name. Like desktop users, they can tap it to jump directly to your message. These steps will also work in a direct message, too.
How To Check Your Pings On Discord
If someone pings you on Discord, you’ll see a red badge next to a server or direct message icon on the left of your screen. If you select a server, you’ll see unread notifications in individual channels. Click on any of these to locate and view the unread messages.
You can also filter through your mentions by selecting a server, clicking on the search bar in the top-right, and typing mentions:username. Replace username with your own username.
To view a specific mention, tap on it to open the channel where it was sent. To mark all your mentions as read, open a channel with unread notifications and click the mark as read button in the top-right.
How To Mute Pings On Discord
If you find pings too distracting or annoying, you can mute them on Discord. You have options to mute pings from an individual server, channel, or user.
- To mute pings from a server, right-click the server icon in the left sidebar and select the mute server option. You can choose to mute notifications indefinitely until you turn them back on manually or limit the notifications for only a certain time period.
- To mute pings from a channel, right-click the channel name and select the mute channel option. You have the same time duration choices as muting servers, with options from 15 minutes to 24 hours, or the option to mute it until you resume notifications manually.
- To mute pings from a user, right-click their profile picture in a channel list and select the Mute option.
Note that muting pings does not prevent you from receiving messages from the sender. You can still view messages from the muted server, channel, or user, but without notifications or badges.
Server Roles and Pinging
Are you a Discord Server owner? Good news, you can manage Pings at the server level using Roles. Server roles are a way to categorize and manage users within a Discord server. Roles can be assigned different permissions, such as the ability to manage channels, kick users, or even limit who can ping others. By assigning roles, you can control who can ping certain users or groups and prevent unnecessary or disruptive pings. To limit pinging in a channel or server using roles, follow these steps:
- Open your Discord server and right-click on the server name in the top-left corner.
- Select Server Settings from the dropdown menu.
- In the left sidebar, click on Roles.
- Click on the Create Role button to create a new role or select an existing role to edit.
- Customize the role’s permissions by toggling the setting Mention @everyone, @here, and All Roles.
- Save your changes by clicking the Save Changes button at the bottom of the screen.
- Assign the role to the appropriate users by right-clicking their names in the user list and selecting “Roles” from the dropdown menu. Then, choose the role you just created or edited.
By using server roles, you can create a more organized and controlled environment for your Discord server, ensuring that pings are used respectfully.
Grabbing Attention on Discord
Pinging someone on Discord is an easy way to communicate with them and get their attention. Just remember to be careful and respectful when you ping someone (or an entire channel) to avoid spamming or annoying others. You should also know how to check and mute pings in case you need to manage your notifications to limit spam from others.
Want to take things further? You can limit pinging in a channel server by adding roles to your server and setting the necessary permissions. You’ll need to set up your own server or be an administrator on an existing one to be able to do this, however.
Don’t forget to add your friends on Discord and send direct messages outside of a server, too.