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Discord automatically shows your friends the games you’re playing. If a game uses Discord’s Rich Presence feature, your friends can even see where you are in-game. Here’s how you can deactivate this feature and increase your privacy while gaming.

Open the Settings menu in Discord by clicking the cog in the bottom left next to your name and avatar.

Discord Settings

Navigate to the “Game Activity” tab on the left. Deactivate the “Display Currently Running Game As A Status Message” toggle, and Discord will stop sharing your gaming activity.

You can now close the Settings screen.

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You can always enable this setting again using these same steps if you want Discord to show others what you’re playing, metadata about the state of your game, or even what you’re listening to in Spotify.

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