How to Disable "Swipe to Reply" on Discord

An image of the option to Disable "Swipe to Reply" in the Discord mobile app

An image of the option to Disable "Swipe to Reply" in the Discord mobile app

Discord recently introduced the "Swipe to Reply" feature, allowing users to respond to messages with a simple swipe quickly. However, many users did not welcome this change, and they are looking for ways to disable "Swipe to Reply" on Discord.

In response to user feedback, Discord has provided an option to disable the “Swipe to Reply” feature, allowing users to return to the previous functionality of swiping to view the member list. However, many users are having trouble finding this setting.

In this guide, we will provide step-by-step instructions to disable “Swipe to Reply” on Discord, allowing you to restore the familiar experience. But, before that, you might be interested in knowing how to use Discord on Xbox.

How to Disable "Swipe to Reply" on Discord

To disable the "Swipe to Reply" feature on Discord, go to your profile and tap on the cog icon in the top right. Under the "App Settings" header, select "Chat" and turn off the toggle for "Swipe to Reply."

This action will reinstate the "Swipe to View Member List" gesture, bringing back the familiar experience of swiping left to access the member list, where you can see who is online. You will be able to navigate Discord like before.

Discord "Swipe to Reply" Setting Not Showing?

Many users have complained that the option to disable "Swipe to Reply" on Discord is not showing in the settings menu, despite the Discord team announcing this feature in the patch notes for the update released on March 5, 2024.

However, it turns out that Discord has since removed this feature from their patch notes. According to a recent blog post, Discord stated:

We’re working on reintroducing a ‘Swipe to View Member List’ gesture to replace the existing Swipe to Reply gesture.

This suggests that they are still in the process of reintroducing the feature, which explains why it was pulled from the last update. In any case, the option to disable “Swipe to Reply” will be available soon; it’s just a matter of when it will be released.

With that, we are wrapping up our guide on how to disable "Swipe to Reply" on Discord. We hope you found it informational. Before heading off, make sure you explore our other Discord guides, including how to see deleted messages and how to set keybinds.

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