How Do I Close a DM on a Discord Server?


Scott Campbell

Discord is a popular platform for communication among gamers, communities, and friends. It offers a wide range of features to make conversations smooth and efficient.

One of these features is Direct Messaging (DM), which allows users to have private conversations with each other. However, there may come a time when you want to close a DM on a Discord server. In this tutorial, we will show you how to do just that.

Step 1: Open Discord and navigate to your DMs

Firstly, open the Discord application on your desktop or mobile device. Once you have logged in, look on the left side of the screen for the list of servers and channels you are part of. At the top, you will find the “Direct Messages” section – click on it.

Step 2: Find the DM you want to close

In the “Direct Messages” section, you will see a list of all your ongoing conversations. Scroll through this list until you find the DM that you wish to close.

Step 3: Click on the three dots

Once you have located the DM, hover your mouse over it or long-press it (on mobile devices) until three dots appear next to its name. Click on these three dots to access additional options.

Step 4: Select “Close”

A dropdown menu will appear after clicking on the three dots. From this menu, select the “Close” option. This action will immediately close the DM.


Closing a DM does not delete it entirely from your Discord account; instead, it simply removes it from your active conversations list. You can still find closed DMs by searching for them or accessing them through your conversation history.

Step 5: Confirm the closure (optional)

Some users may see a confirmation prompt after selecting “Close.” This prompt will ask if you are sure you want to close the DM. If you see this prompt, review your decision and click “Confirm” to proceed with closing the DM.

Step 6: Repeat as needed

If you have multiple DMs that you want to close, simply repeat steps 3-5 for each conversation until you have closed all the desired DMs.


Closing a DM on a Discord server is a straightforward process. By following these six simple steps, you can remove unwanted or finished conversations from your active list of DMs.

Remember that closing a DM does not delete it permanently, but rather archives it for future access. Now go ahead and tidy up your Discord interface by closing those unnecessary conversations!

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