Discord notifications bypassing 'mute' settings after v138.11 update for some (workaround inside)

Discord is one of the best platforms to communicate with your friends via voice, text, and video. Its users can join servers and find other people that share similar interests with them.

It is available on Windows, iOS, and Android. Users can customize settings and mute notifications. However, this particular option is currently experiencing an issue.

Discord notifications bypassing ‘mute’ settings

After the update to v138.11, some users are reporting that Discord is bypassing their ‘muted notifications’ settings and as a result, they are getting unwanted notifications (1,2,3,4,5,6,7).

Apparently, this issue is caused by the new ‘Include Highlights’ option which determines that some messages and events are valuable and the user should be notified about them.

This feature is designed in such a way that users don’t miss out on important information from any servers even after they have muted notifications.

Discord notifications bypassing 'mute' settings after 138.11 update

So, Discord did an update or something and now I get pop up notifications for literally every discord server. Anyone know how to turn that off so I only get pop up notifications for direct messages?

I keep getting dings from Discord on my Windows machine when receiving new messages, even though I turned off the Message notification. I even went so far as to turn it off for everything on my User Settings. Is anyone else having this problem? Is there another setting I need to change to shut off the audible alert?

Being in the Beta stage, this option doesn’t seem to work as intended as it is struggling to determine correctly which messages are really important.

So users are currently receiving a lot of notifications even though the mute settings in the Discord app are activated.

Potential workaround

While Discord developers are yet to comment on the notifications bypassing the ‘mute’ settings issue, we came across a workaround that might help users.

Go to notification settings and disable the ‘Include Highlights’ option that is enabled by default after the latest update.

Discord workaround
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We hope an update is soon released that fixes this issue. As always, we will update this story once new details related to the matter emerge.

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