Discord is one of the best apps for Gamers and streamers to hang out while playing their favourite games. It’s become the go to chat platform and over the past few years has grown into much more.

In this article we are going to cover how you can create and AFK channel in Discord. If a user is in your chat channel for a certain amount of time and hasn’t spoke they will automatically get kicked into the AFK Channel.

AFK stands for Away From Keyboard. Let’s jump in and show you how to set this up in your discord server.

How To Create An AFK Channel In Discord

Setting up an AFK channel in your Discord server is really easy. Just follow the simple steps below to get starter:

  1. Open your Discord application or login on the web app
  2. Navigate to your server and go to voice channels
  3. Click on the “+” to the right of voice channels
  1. This will open a window to create a new channel. This will be your AFK channel. Select the channel as a Voice Channel and name the channel “AFK Room”.
  1. Click on create channel
  2. Now navigate to your server settings by clicking the drop down beside your server name
  1. In Server Settings click on Overview and go to the inactive Channel section. Click the drop down menu and select AFK-Room as your Inactive channel.
  1. You can also select the Inactive timeout time. This is the amount of time that needs to pass before a user will be timed out and put into the AFK-room. I recommend setting this to around 15 Mins however it may differ depending on your use case for the server.

That’s all there is to it. You now have an AFK room where people can be booted to if they are inactive for a long enough period of time.

What Happens When You Get Moved To The AFK Channel

When someone gets moved to the AFK channel on Discord they will see the message below.

Once they have returned they can re-join the main call.

How To Setup An AFK Room On Discord Mobile

You can also set up an AFK channel on the Discord mobile app. To do this follow the steps below:

  1. Open your Discord app and navigate to your server
  2. in your server click on the “+” icon beside “Voice Channels”
  1. Give your voice channel a name ‘AFK-Room’ and set it as a voice channel then click on “Create”
  1. Now click on the your server name at the top of discord and click on settings
  1. In settings go to Overview –> Inactive Settings –> Inactive channel –> Select the AFK room you just created
  1. You can then set an Inactive timeout time and save your settings

You have now successfully created an AFK-room on Discord Mobile.

Why Do People Use An AFK Channel

If some has to leave their house mid session and run some errands then they may quickly leave their room but not the call. If this happens they might forget and unknowingly be in a call with people when they get back. However if you have an afk channel they will be kicked from the main call and won’t be interfering with the chat without realising.

Wrapping Up

Now you have an AFK channel in your Discord. If someone ain’t active they’ll be moved out of your main room.

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