Discord servers offer many different ways to control communication between channels. There are subtle controls that allow you to prevent the use of certain words, stop bombarding messages, block or ban users, etc.
If you have many users on the server, it can be difficult to manage permissions for all users. If you add additional/different administrators to the server, things get easier.
When you try to send a message through a channel, you may encounter some blockers that will prevent you from sending the message. This could be an error or administrative controls that are activated to control the conversation over the channel.
What causes the “Sending messages to this channel is temporarily disabled” error in Discord?
Internet connection error: It is also possible that the Internet connection you are using to connect to the servers is unstable or improperly connected, which can cause this error. A connection problem may also occur if your computer is not configured to use the correct DNS servers.
Faulty servers: in some cases, the main servers that the player uses to run the service are under maintenance or are temporarily unavailable. Thus, you will be able to see this error when sending messages. The servers are regularly updated to improve some features and provide protection against threats. You may also not be able to log into your account.
How to troubleshoot the “Sending messages to this channel is temporarily disabled” error in Discord?
Changing the DNS settings
- Press the Windows + R keys to open Run.
- Type control and click OK.
- In the Control Panel window, go to Network and Internet.
- Click Network and Sharing Center.
- In the left pane, click Change Adapter Settings.
- Right-click on the network adapter and select Properties.
- In the Properties window, double-click Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
- Select the Use the following DNS server addresses option.
- Enter the following address in the Preferred and Alternate DNS server field.
- Click OK to save your changes and close the properties window.
- Open Discord again and see if the problem has improved.
If the problem persists, try connecting to a different network connection. You can also use your phone’s hotspot feature to see if the problem is related to your Internet connection. Also, disable/close any active VPN connections that may be causing problems connecting to Discord.
Checking the status of the service
This error message usually occurs when the service servers are down. Discord notifies users on its Reddit community page and on Twitter if a site-wide problem occurs.
- Check the Discord page on Reddit and Twitter for the expected response.
- You can also check the status of the Discord service on the official site.
Check to see if you are banned
- To make sure you have not been banned from Discord, try creating a new account and using it.
- You can also try using a different IP address to access the account and see if that helps.
Frequently Asked Questions
- If you're on a cell phone, click the three dots next to the server name; if on a computer, click the gear icon next to the server name.
- Select "Privacy Settings" and uncheck "Allow direct messages from server members."
Try using data instead. If you're using the Discord mobile app, try switching from Wi-Fi to cellular data (or vice versa) to see if that solves the problem. Test this by opening the Discord app and see if you can send messages from the app.
Yes, you can. A deactivated account will still allow friendship requests and messages, but the user will not receive notifications until they activate their account. Once they log in, all of their messages and friend requests will work again.
Deactivated accounts are displayed in the same way as regular accounts, except they are always offline. Deactivated accounts show "Deleted User#0000". If you call them and are automatically transferred to a non-caller, their account is deactivated.