Discord is one of the most popular (if not the most popular) communication apps for gamers. It offers a large number of useful benefits and options for gamers and is designed to work in the background, as smoothly as possible, with any game.
Normally, Discord will recognize newly installed games and display them in the Library section on the Home tab. However, some games just won’t be there, and on the wrong day it can be more than annoying, even if it’s not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.
First of all, Discord is a communication app. It is primarily aimed at gamers, but other communities have been known to use it. For example, many cryptocurrency startups (blockchain) turn to this chat application because it does not have a limit on the number of users present per channel and because it is very easy to moderate, with prohibitions and reports that work perfectly.
That being said, Discord is used primarily by the gaming community. It is a place to coordinate the use of private servers that come with voice and text chat options, designed to work in the background while you play your favorite game. In recent years, Discord’s popularity has exploded, mainly due to popular games like PUBG and Minecraft. There is no easier way to communicate with a full server than using the Discord app.
What Discord essentially does is bring the features of a message board, a chat lobby, and a VoIP chat in one environment. It comes in mobile and desktop versions.
Discord game activity
Discord doesn’t really have a personal library. What it does have is gambling activity. This feature lets others know what game you are playing and even keeps a list of the games you have played in the past.
When a game is running on the same device as Discord, Discord should automatically display the game in the ‘Game Activity’ section. The app can detect whatever process is running on your device and display the game you are currently playing.
To see your game activity on Discord, do this:
- Launch your game and open Discord.
- Click the Settings cogwheel in the lower left corner.
- Click on ‘Game Activity’.
- The game you are playing now should appear automatically.
- Scroll down to see a list of the games you have played previously.
If you want to see what game someone else is playing, click on ‘Friends’ in the upper right corner of Discord. Then, look at your friends and the game they are currently playing.
Of course, users can always disable this status and we will show you how to do that below. But, if your game isn’t showing up for some reason, you can add your favorite games to Discord.
How to change game activity
Although Discord doesn’t give us a Library option, it does give us a Game Activity option. Fortunately, we can make that state say what we want.
If your game library doesn’t show the games you’re playing, you can easily add it. That’s how:
- Open Discord on your device and open the game you are playing.
- Click the User Settings icon in the lower right corner.
- Scroll down and click on ‘Game Activity’.
- Click on the ‘Add It’ hyperlink under Game Activity.
- Select your game from the drop down list.
- Click “Add Game” in the lower right corner of the pop-up window.
This is a really simple process that only takes a few minutes. You can use this to mess with your friends or hide the game that you are actually playing too!
How to disable game activity
There are many reasons why you may want to hide your current activities from someone else. Whether you need a break from playing with a certain player or are playing a game that you don’t want anyone to know about, you can hide your Game Activity in Discord.
All you need to do is open Discord and follow these steps:
- Click the Settings gear in the lower left corner.
- Click on ‘Game Activity’.
- Uncheck the option next to “Show running game as status message.”
Disabling this option means that others will not see what game you are playing. Of course, you can also disable your online status entirely by clicking on your Discord avatar in the lower right corner.
I don’t see ‘Game Activity’ on Discord. What’s happening?
The ‘Game Activity’ option is only available in the Discord app. If you are using a web browser, you will not see “Game Activity”.
If you are looking for this option, you will need to use the desktop application.
Can I add a game to Discord on the mobile app?
No. The mobile app version of Discord only allows you to enable or disable your game activity. But it doesn’t allow you to add what game you are playing.
Although the Discord Library won’t detect every game out there, it generally works for most. Even if the game is not discoverable, adding it to your “now playing” state is just a few clicks away.
What do you like the most about Discord and Discord Nitro? Do you use the library frequently? Need to add games to your “now playing” status? Discuss this and everything else related to Discord and gaming in the comment section below.