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How to Change Discord Ringtone – Tutorial

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Change Discord Ringtone

Can you guys change the Discord ringtone? Or can you make yourself heard over the chatter on a busy server? Is there an easy way in order to control Discord notifications? These are some of the common Discord questions we actually hear at SwipeTips and I’m going to answer a bunch of them today. Just read this article to know all about How to Change Discord Ringtone – Tutorial. Let’s start!

Discord is basically an awesome application. Not just for gamers but for anyone who really likes to chat, spend time with others online, learn new things and also listen to trash talk. It’s a mostly positive space that anyone can join and contribute to as well.

How to Change Discord Ringtone – Tutorial

The Discord ringtone also reminds me of early Nokia ringtones that are mostly used in modern commercials for comedic effect. It is neither offensive nor inoffensive, however, everyone seems to want to change it. Unfortunately, you guys can’t. It is one of the most famous requests on the discord forums but at the moment. There are actually no plans to introduce the ability to change it.

Can you guys make yourself heard over the chatter on a busy Discord server?

Yes, you can! You guys can use the Priority Speaker setting to make yourself heard as long as you guys are the server owner. This is a recent feature introduction that permits you to decrease the volume of chat for everyone on your server so you can be heard. You can obviously only do this on a voice server, however, it is a neat trick.

In desktop:
  • Choose the gear icon with your voice server.
  • Then choose Permissions on the left and scroll to Priority Speaker.
  • Turn on the setting and check the Push to Talk keybind through the text link.
  • You can use the shortcut key in chat to mute the server.
In mobile:
  • Long Press on a voice channel that you selected.
  • Choose Edit Channel.
  • Scroll down and then choose Permissions.
  • Now select @everyone.
  • Turn on the setting and check the Push to Talk keybind via the text link.

While a powerful way in order to communicate, I would suggest using it sparingly otherwise you might annoy your server.

Is there an easy way to control Discord notifications?

If you are a member of lots of lively servers, controlling the huge number of notifications they all generate is a specific challenge. You have a couple of options here as well. You can also control what notifications you see across Discord via User Settings or mute an individual channel.

Control notifications across Discord on desktop:
  • First, choose the gear icon via your Discord username in order to access settings.
  • Choose Notifications from the left menu.
  • Toggle the various settings on or off relying on your needs.
Control notifications across Discord in desktop:
  • Choose the user icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Scroll down to navigate Notifications and then tap unto it.
  • Toggle the various settings on or off relying on your needs.

You guys can also mute a channel in Discord. This suppresses notifications just from a single channel and can also be toggled on or off at will. It’s really useful if you’re a member of a great channel, however, don’t want dozens of notifications each and every time you log in.

Right-tap on the channel in question and choose ‘Mute #CHANNELNAME’. Repeat this and unmute to permit notifications again. Obviously, change where you see CHANNELNAME to whatever your channel is called…

Integrating apps into Discord

App integration is basically a key feature of Discord and is how many power users can stream on Twitch. When using Discord for a chat or also play Spotify music while streaming or on a voice channel as well.

In desktop:
  • First, select the gear icon through your Discord username.
  • Then select Connections from the left menu.
  • Choose an icon from the center to add an app.
  • Now authorize that app in the popup box that appears.
In desktop:
  • Choose the user icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • You have to select Connections.
  • Tap add at the top of the screen and then choose an icon in order to add an app.
  • Make sure you authorize the app so it can connect to discord as well.

Relying on the app you choose, you guys may have to log into that app in the popup window. You will always have to authorize the app within Discord for the two in order to play nicely together.

What are some useful keyboard shortcuts in Discord?

I tend to use the desktop app and mouse and keyboard, however, there are times when Alt-tabbing and through a keyboard shortcut is just faster and more convenient as well. Memorizing some of the more useful keyboard shortcuts also saves time and effort if you spend a long time in Discord as well.

There are some of the more common keybindings:

  • Ctrl + Alt + Up/Down – Switch servers
  • Alt + Up/Down – Switch channels
  • Alt + Shift + Up/Down – Read unread messages
  • Escape – Mark channel as read
  • Shift + Escape – Mark server as read
  • Ctrl + E – Toggle the emoji window


Well, That all from my side. If you want to know more about this article or have any queries. Then feel free to ask me anything in the comments section below.

Have a Good Day!

Also See: How to Change Discord Name Color – Tutorial

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