Discord's minimalist design of the app is designed to make it easier for people to stream their gaming sessions to hundreds, sometimes thousands of viewers. Additionally, it can also act like an instant messenger and a forum.
Instances of harassment, threats, and stalking aren’t anything new on Discord. Your best bet against them is to block the users involved in such acts as promptly as possible.
Since Discord is aimed at gamers who may want to start streaming a game at a moment’s notice, Discord is available on all major devices and operating systems. The user-interface is more or less the same across the board. It means that the process of blocking someone is more or less uniform as well. Here’s how you’d do it:
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If you choose to “close” a DM on Discord, it removes the chat from your chat histories. The other user will still be able to read the chats. If the user ever messages you again, the entire chat thread will become visible again.
The purple dot next to a profile means that they’re currently streaming. Other dots represent other activities such as green meaning online, grey meaning offline, and a yellow crescent meaning idle.
Yes, Discord maintains a log of each conversation you have with other users on the service. This includes all the images you send & receive all the audio & video files you send & receive every external link you send & receive, and all the text messages you send & receive.