If you are a member of a public Discord server; You already know how quickly conversations between a few people can overwhelm a channel with messages. This makes it difficult for server administrators to moderate conversations. That’s meant to fix Discord’s slow mode problem.
We’ll show you how to enable or disable slow mode in Discord. Before we do that, let’s understand exactly what Discord’s slow mode feature is. Why is it useful?
What is Slow Mode in Discord? How is it useful?
Discord’s slow mode feature helps limit the number of messages a user can send within a channel. for example, If you send a message on a channel with slow mode enabled. You will have to wait until the cooldown period ends before sending the next one. Cooldown times can be as short as five seconds or as short as six hours. If you try to send another message during the cooldown period. You will get notification and screen shaking.
Discord’s slow mode allows server admins to slow things down and reduce spam, especially on large servers. of course, Slow mode limits server owners with permission to manage channels or messages. It does not affect administrators and users. They can still send messages as normal.
So now that you have a fair idea of slow mode, let’s see how you can enable or disable it from desktop and mobile.
How to Enable or Disable Slow Mode in Discord on Desktop
server owner Only an administrator or moderator can configure slow mode in Discord. You can use the following steps to enable or disable slow mode in Discord on both PC and Mac.
Step 1: Open the Discord app or go to the Discord web client in your browser. Sign in to your account if you haven’t already.
Step 2: Head to the channel you want to turn slow mode on or off. Click the gear-shaped icon next to the channel’s name. This will open the channel settings.
Step 3: In the overview section; Use the slider to set the duration for slow mode. You can set any time between five seconds and six hours.
If you want to turn off slow mode, move the slide to the off position.
Step 4: After turning slow mode on or off; Click the Save Changes button in the bottom right corner.
After enabling slow mode on a channel; You’ll see a ‘Slowmode is enabled’ message at the bottom of the chat screen.
If you’re exempt from this restriction, you’ll see the message ‘Slowmode is enabled but you’re immune’. So you can send messages without worrying about the New Year milestone.
How to enable or disable slow mode in Discord for mobile
It is possible to enable or disable slow mode in Discord channel from its mobile app. Discord’s interface is similar on both Android and iPhone. So the following steps will work on both platforms.
Step 1: Open the Discord app on your phone.
Step 2: Go to the channel you want to enable or disable slow mode. Long press the channel name and select Edit Channel from the pop-up menu.
Step 3: On the Channel Settings page, Scroll down to the Slowmode Cooldown section. Move the slider to the right to set an interval for slow mode. The cooldown period can last anywhere from 5 seconds to 6 hours.
Alternatively, move the slider to the far left if you want to disable slow mode for the channel.
Step 4: After turning slow mode on or off, Click Save in the upper right corner to save the changes.
Go back to your channel At the bottom you will see the message ‘Slowmode is enabled’. Unfortunately, Discord doesn’t have an option to enable server-wide slow mode, so you’ll have to repeat these steps separately for each channel.
Slow and steady.
Discord’s slow mode feature can help moderate content on a Discord server. However, It can also disrupt the flow of the conversation at times.
Enabling slow mode isn’t the only way to moderate conversations on a Discord server. You can always use Discord moderation bots to keep your server safe. Alternatively, you can assign server administrators to enforce the rules by muting or banning troublemakers.