How to Ban and Unban on Discord?

In this article we are going to teach you in the fastest and most effective way possible how to ban and unban on Discord, since through these options you will be able to make your channel in the platform a much more pleasant and safe place. This way your community will always have a good time, and it will be clear that there are rules that must be followed.

So you can learn how to ban and unban in Discord you will only have to carefully follow the steps that we are going to explain in this article, so you will know how to block a member who has not followed the rules of the community or who is constantly failing to do so. In any case, you can unban or unblock him/her so that he/she can participate in the channel again.

Also, before we finish we are going to show you a list in which you can find the best tips to avoid toxic users within your Discord channel, which can actually be very effective to make the whole experience using the platform much friendlier.

How to Ban and Unban on Discord

Steps to ban and unban any user on Discord

You must keep in mind that when you want to ban or limit the actions that a user can perform within your Discord channel you can do it in a very simple way, in which you only have to follow a few simple steps that we will explain below.

To be able to have control over the users of your channel, being able to ban them, you just have to follow a series of very simple steps:

  1. To start, you have to open the Discord program within the application of your device, either a computer or a mobile. You can also do this from the online version using your browser of choice by going to https://discord.com.  
  2. When you are inside the application or the web, you will need to log in using your username and password. In case you do not remember it, you simply have to select the option Recover password and then you can follow the steps that will appear on the screen. These steps are very easy to follow.
  3. When you are logged into the program you will have to choose the Discord server on which you want to ban or limit some users.
  4. Now you have to choose the channel where that user is.
  5. Next, right-click on the username of the member you want to block.
  6. A drop-down menu will appear in which you will have to choose the option Ban (username).
  7. After you have selected to ban that user you will have to indicate the reason why he/she is being banned. You will see that the platform displays options for you to select.
  8. You will also need to indicate for how long you want the user to be banned and their message history to be deleted. You can select between 24 hours, 7 days, 15 days, etc.
  9. To finish, select the red button that says “Ban” and that’s it, that user will not be able to access your Discord server for the time you have previously set.
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Those are the simple steps you have to follow to block access to a user. But this time we want to shhow to ban and unban on Discord, so we need to show you what you have to do so that the user can re-enter your server.

In order to unban him, the only thing you will have to do is to select the name of the server that appears with a down arrow. You will see it at the top of the text and voice channels. When you select it, you will notice that a drop-down menu will appear. There you will only have to choose Server Settings, which is the gear-shaped button. Several options will appear on the left side.

Among the options that will appear in the sidebar you will have to choose the one that says User Management and then you will have to look for the Banned functions in the menu. There you will have to enter this section to be able to see the list of banned users that you have at that moment.

Using the cursor choose the user’s name and then select “Unban” from the options that appear once you have selected it. When this has been done the user will have the option to re-enter and participate in the channel they were banned from.

Please note that this entire process can only be completed by a channel administrator.

How to avoid having toxic users in our Discord channel

If you want to avoid having to be banning toxic users in Discord in a very frequent way we recommend you to take into account a series of tips that we will share with you below, which will help to improve the security and privacy of your account and channel.

By following these tips you will find it much easier to maintain a pleasant channel, in which people who are part of it can really have a good time and participate without many worries.

Create a private channel

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Undoubtedly one of the best things you can do to improve the health of your channel is to make it private, which means that only authorized people will be able to join the channel, restricting access so that not everyone can join it.

To do this, simply place the mouse cursor over the channel’s image or avatar and then click on the right cogwheel, which will allow you to select the “Permissions” option that appears in the menu.

You will see that you can select between different types of actions for each of the channel members. Once there, you will have to look for and select the “General channel permissions” option and then look for the first option “View channel“. Within these options you will find the option to activate the function to make the channel private.

This way you will have the possibility to set each of the roles that each of the channel members will have. Likewise, from here you will have the possibility to accept channel participants one by one so that they can write and participate.

You must remember that only accepted users will be able to access, although the other channels on the server will remain open. Also, for this privacy setting to take effect and start working you have to select the “Save changes” option.

Choose the moderation level in the chats

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In case you are the administrator of a server you should know that you have the option to choose which topics cannot be discussed, as well as the kind of content that will be forbidden in the channel.

In order to achieve this effectively, the “Moderation” tool has been implemented in Discord. This tool can be found within the “User Settings” tab, from which you can control very effectively all those aggressive, obscene, discriminatory and disrespectful messages to the rest of the community. It is even possible to choose who can send messages and who cannot.

On the other hand, we also have a filter that allows us to analyze the multimedia content that has been sent by users. In addition to this you will have the possibility to avoid direct messages between members of the server. In order to do this you need to select the drop-down menu of the server by pressing the arrow located at the end of the name. Then you will have the possibility to choose “Privacy settings” and then finish using the “Direct messages” function.

Choose who can add you as a friend

In case you do not want to find yourself in the contact list of all channel members, you have the option to modify who can add you as a friend. This option is also very useful to avoid having to ban and unban in Discord every time.

This can be done very quickly and easily by going to the “User settings” menu and then you have to go to the “Privacy and security” options. There you must select if you want your friends’ friends to be able to add you or if only those who belong to your server can do so.

Thanks to this you will also have the option to avoid general mentions such as @here, @everyone, @mentions within the Discord roles.

Now you have all the information you need to know how to ban and unban on Discord in a few seconds, because once you know the procedure you can do it in a very simple way. Besides following the tips we have shared you should have a better overall experience using this platform.