Discord is a communication platform used by gamers all over the world to trade text messages, images, and other media including audio and video. Even though the vast majority of users who use Discord are chill and friendly, there are a few who find it’s funny to send messages that are hurtful, inciting, or just plain offensive to other people.
To that extent, Discord is the same as any other nook and cranny of the internet.
Users of Discord have the ability to report abusive behaviour; however, they are required to provide specifics regarding the conversation in question. Those who engage in abusive behaviour, on the other hand, frequently delete their messages minutes or even seconds later, making it impossible for you to even take a screenshot of what they said.
There are a lot of people who use Discord who are curious about whether or not there is a way to read messages that have been deleted on the platform.
This article will not only provide an answer to your question but will also explain how you can handle harassment on Discord.
Can You See Deleted Messages on Discord?
Once a message has been deleted by the sender, there is no official way to retrieve it. This is a very unfortunate limitation of the system. This was validated by engineers working for Discord early in 2018 via the company’s official Twitter account.
To start, storing messages that have been deleted would be a violation of the terms of service for the platform as well as an invasion of the users’ right to privacy. In addition, the owners of the platform do not have access to the private communications of their users because it is built in a way that is analogous to the traditional Internet Relay Chat (IRC). Therefore, whenever a user deletes a message, that message is immediately wiped from the servers that are used by Discord.
However, Bots allow for a great deal of customization in Discord, and we will examine those in a moment. To begin, let’s discuss the options available to you within the official Discord app for dealing with obnoxious users.
Can You Report a Deleted Message?
The support team for Discord require all three of these IDs in order to process your request and take appropriate action against the person who sent the abusive message. In light of this, as soon as you receive a message that violates the terms of service, you should immediately record all three IDs and take a screenshot of the message.
Even if the message is deleted, as long as you have the server ID and the user ID, you are able to file a report about it and attach a screenshot as evidence even after doing so. You have the option of submitting a complaint through the official form or by sending an email to [email protected]
Because it is so simple to change one’s username on Discord and because online harassers frequently engage in this practise, you are required to submit the user’s ID in addition to your screenshot. You can still try to submit a report even if you don’t do that, but the support team might not be able to identify the sender or take the necessary actions if you do so.