Discord system tray icon has been updated to show the red “mentioned” icon whenever there are any new messages. No matter what you do, you can’t get rid of this dot permanently. However, you can hide it by closing any existing Direct Message chat with a friend, but the red dot then comes back after 2 or 3 seconds. In addition, you click through every open chat and realize that none of them show an unread badge. But, the red dot is still there. Congrats, you are on the right page, we will show you some methods that you can remove the red dot on Discord. Let’s go!
What is the meaning of the red dot on discord?
Below are two ways that help you to remove red dot on Discord
Method 1: Check your old notifications
Notifications from old messages of group/channel
The red dot budge usually appears when you have an unread message notification. Make sure that you have seen all the messages, not only recently message but also the old ones. Sometimes, you forget to check your notification, but going over old pinned messages can solve your problem. Try it out!
Furthermore, someone recently added you to a group or channel and there was no on-going conversation but you are not allowed to read the history. There is no unread notification on this group/channel, you should do a right-click on the message and click Mark Read, this group/channel chat will go away. But to save your time if you have lots of channels you can right-click on the whole server icon in the far-left column and click “Mark as read“. Besides, you can enable “Server mute” on servers you don’t care about getting every notification for.
Notification from Friend Suggestions
This red dot may appear when you have friend suggestions or friend requests. Check it out and restart your Discord.
Method 2: Turn off “Enable Unread Messages Badge”
After you had checked your old pinned messages but the red dot still on Discord Icon, use this method immediately. We are pretty sure that the red dot will go away!
Step 1: Open your Discord
Step 2: Click on Users Setting in the bottom left corner of your screen.
Step 3: Go to Notifications under Discord settings
Step 4: You can see the second option is “Enable Unread Messages Badge”
Step 5: Click on this option and turn it off, there’s no blue on it
Step 6: Click ESC to close this task.
Step 7: Close your Discord app -> Restart it and then check your Discord Icon -> the red dot has been removed!
The red dot signifies that you have an unread message notification! So, if it isn’t inessential, just hold it. Maybe you need this red dot to remind you of the job description or an unforgettable online date.
After this post, we hope you can find a way to solve the problem of the red dot on Discord.