How to Repair “Discord Notifications Not Working” Problem on Windows 10

Many players use the Discord app to conduct voice chats and send text messages to other players. However, some users are reporting that Discord isn’t sending notifications and that they can’t hear the Discord notification sounds, even if they have all notifications enabled.

What is the reason for “Discord notifications not working”?

  • The problem occurs when a user does not receive Discord notifications (sometimes a notification sound plays), regardless of whether the notification frequency is set to All Messages or Mentions Only.
  • The problem is reported on almost all platforms, usually after an operating system or app update. Some users only had the problem when Discord was running in the background.
  • In some cases, the problem was limited to certain channels or private messages.

How to resolve the “Discord notifications not working” issue?


Turn on notifications on your Discord desktop

  1. Click the gear icon next to your username to go to “User Settings” > “Notifications”.
  2. Turn on the “Enable desktop notifications” option.
  3. Also, make sure that notifications are allowed on your computer.
  4. In Windows, go to “Windows Settings” (Windows + I keys) > “System” > “Notifications and Actions”.
  5. Turn on the “Receive notifications from applications and other senders” option here.
  6. Activate the options for the displayed applications.
  7. Also, enable Discord in the list of applications displayed on the page.

Check the Discord server notification settings

  1. Right-click on the server name and select “Notification Settings”.
  2. Make sure that the “Mute xx server” option is not enabled.
  3. Also, select the messages for which you want to see notifications.
  4. If you select “@mentions only”, you will not receive notifications for messages that are not identified by your name.
  5. You can also remove certain notifications and disable notification settings for certain channels.

Turn off Discord’s “Do Not Disturb” status

  1. Click your profile icon at the bottom of the page.
  2. Check the option you selected and change it if it is DND.
  3. If you set a custom status, open it and check the “Status” drop-down menu.
  4. Make sure that the DND parameter is not selected.

Setting streamer mode preferences

  1. Open Discord “User Preferences” > “Streamer Mode”.
  2. Disable the “Enable Streamer Mode” option.
  3. If you want to see notifications when streamer mode is on, you can do so.
  4. Disable the “Disable notifications” option.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you're having trouble with your Discord server notifications, you should check your individual notification settings. In the Discord app, click on the server name in the left pane. Click the three-dot icon at the top of the server and click the notifications icon on the next screen.

  1. Open the channel you want to adjust and click on the channel name at the top of the screen.
  2. Click on "Notifications."
  3. Click on "Notification Settings."
  4. Tap "All Messages," "Comments Only @," or "Nothing," whichever you prefer.

Receiving notifications does not work in Discord unless your Discord status is set to Online. Launch the Discord app and click on the user's avatar (in the lower-left corner). In the status selection, change your status to Online and then check if Discord fixes the error.