If you are in or manage a Discord server, you may have seen people using the @here or @everyone mentions. To most people, these mention commands would seem like they do the same thing however, they don’t.

In this article, we are going to look at how the @here and @everyone commands actually work. Let’s jump in.

What Does @Here Do On Discord

The @here mention notifies all non-idle users in the channel currently online. If a user is not currently online when the message is sent, they will not receive the notification.

What Does @Everyone Do On Discord

The @Everyone mention will notify all users in the channel even when they are not online. This means they will receive the notification and see it when they come back online.

What is The Difference Between @Here and @Everyone

You should use the @here command when you want to specifically mention people who are currently online. If you are sending a message that will require immediate attention then @here is the best option.

If you are sending a message that is not time-sensitive but is important for everyone on the server to see then we would recommend using the @everyone command as this will ensure that everyone gets notified.

Why Is @Everyone/@Here Not Working On Discord

If you are unable to use these commands in a Discord channel, the server owner has likely disabled them. Most servers allow mods and server admins to use these commands but everyone else on the server will be restricted from using them.

You can imagine how annoying it would get if everyone in a server was constantly triggering notifications for other server members.

How To Disable @Everyone/@Here On Discord

If you want to Disable these mentions in your own server or on specific channels in your server, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Go to your Discord Server
  2. Select server settings from the dropdown menu
Discord Server Settings
  1. Navigate to the roles section on the left side
  2. Select the role you want to adjust the Mention setting on. Select Permissions and scroll down until you see “Mention @Everyone, @here and all roles”
  3. Turn this switch to OFF to disable these mentions for this role on your server

How To Disable @everyone Mentions In A Specific Channel

You can also disable these mentions on specific channels in your Discord server. To do this follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to your server on Discord
  2. Right-click on the channel you want to disable mentions in –> Edit Channel
  3. Click on permissions on the left-hand side and open the Advanced Permissions dropdown
  1. Scroll down until you see “Mention @Everyone, @here and All roles”. Turn this on or off depending on your preference

You have now successfully changed your Mention Permissions on a specific channel on your server.

How To Stop Receiving Notifications On Discord

If you are receiving these notifications constantly you may want to turn them off. You can do this by turning off notifications on specific channels or your account.

How To Turn Off Server Notifications

  1. Open Discord and find the server you want to turn off notifications on
  2. Right-click on the server and select Notification Settings –> Select Nothing

You will now not receive any notifications from this server.

How To Turn Off All Notifications

  1. Open Discord and click on your username in the bottom left corner
  2. Click on your status and select Do Not Disturb

You will not receive any desktop notifications on Discord anymore. If you want to start getting them again, just revert to offline.

Enabling Streamer Mode will also disable notifications on your computer.

Wrapping Up

Now you know exactly how to use them here and everyone commands on Discord. If you ever need to send a message to all of the members on your Discord, these are the two best ways to notify them and ensure that they see the message.

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