Discord has quickly gained worldwide acclaim for cleverly merging the greatest elements of TeamSpeak, IRC, and Skype into a single, simple-to-use social network.
While Discord began as a way for teams to communicate in games that required more complex coordination, it quickly evolved into something far more advanced. It now has a slew of interesting and intriguing features, all designed to enhance your experience, the most recent of which being Discord’s Streamer Mode.
Nowadays, anyone can become a content provider. It doesn’t take a lot of money to start streaming to tens of thousands of people on YouTube or Twitch. It’s a lot easier these days. With the rise in popularity of both streaming and viewerships, it’s no wonder that apps like Discord are releasing features aimed at securing your data when broadcasting.
We’ll take a deeper look at Discord’s newest feature, Streamer Mode, in the following post. We’ll look at what data it covers, how to use it, and how to turn it on during your streams.
So, let’s not spend any more time and get right to work!
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What Is Discord Streamer Mode?
When you broadcast a video game session, the content of your screen is projected onto the spectators’ screens. If you don’t have a mechanism to control the content that displays on your fans’ screens, important information may leak and trigger a slew of difficulties.
Consider streaming a game to hundreds of people when an SMS notification appears unexpectedly. All viewers of the broadcast will be able to observe the content of your message, snap a brief screenshot, and misuse the data. Strangers could gain access to your real-life ‘friends and family members’ names, street addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information.
Discord Streamer mode will hide all of this information from your audience to prevent leaks of personal or sensitive data.
What Information Can Streamer Mode Hide?
However, what exactly do you mean by “personal details”? We’ve included all of the important details that Discord’s Streamer Mode hides during a live stream below.
Hide Personal Information
The term “personal information” is a bit of a misnomer. In this situation, we refer to things like email addresses, accounts linked to your Discord server through the “connected accounts” area (e.g. YouTube/XBOX), any notes you’ve made on friends’ accounts (visible when you click on a friend’s account), and it also hides Discord users’ discriminators.
Hide Instant Invite Links
If you check this box, your viewers won’t be able to see the invite codes displayed in the Server settings’ Invites tab. If your screen suddenly flashes with an invite code, your viewers will only see ‘Streamer mode’ instead of the code.
This turns off all Discord app sounds (such as channel join and notification sounds) as well as some desktop notification sounds.
This option disables the display of all Discord and desktop notifications on the viewer’s screen.