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While using discord on a Browser & having set my status as Invisible. I am a subscriber to a Discord Server.

If I open Discord on the browser, then will the Discord Server admin of a Server I am subscribed to know that I have logged into Discord if I don't comment in a channel on his server?

I may have done any of the other following stuff after opening discord on the browser (which would have automatically logged me into discord because of my cookies)

  • I may have done nothing at all after opening discord on the browser
  • I may have PM'ed some friend on discord
  • I may have gone to some channel on that discord server I have subscribed to but haven't commented on any channel on that server. I may be scrolled up & down on the channel using a mouse.

In any of these cases is there a way for the server Admin to know that I have logged into Discord?

I know there are several discord logging bots which a server admin can invite to his server. Does the answer to my question change assuming presence of any of these bots on the server? Or if the server admin has access to Discord APIs?

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No. To a Discord Channel admin, you will appear as offline. The only thing that may give away you being invisible, is if you start typing something in any of the channels (regardless of actually pressing enter to send it), because then you get a typing indicator next to your name even in the offline section. An admin must see that though, there is no logging whether or not you did this action in the past.

Keep in mind, that friending a server admin may show this typing indicator too in the friendslist.

A logging bot would see the same as a user or admin depending on what rights are given to it, but you have to question, what usefulness does it have to log certain events? Clogging the log with non useful information is a waste of space and make looking back into something much harder. I would not log "user x started to type" in my log. I would log join and leave and certain actions though...

EDIT: just to clarify, I manage a discord server, and one of the users in there I know is online, but set to invisible. And no matter what I try or do, to me this user appears as offline.

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  • Discord has several logging bots which a server admin can invite to his server. Hopefully none of these bots can also provide this info to the admin, right?
    – user93353
    Sep 16, 2020 at 11:15
  • A logging bot could keep track of who started to type but did not actually sent text. I would however consider this not to be very useful information so I would not want that in my logs.
    – LPChip
    Sep 16, 2020 at 11:17
  • Ok. So as long as I do not type no Discord Server will know that I have opened discord on my browser (& logged in because of cookies). Thank you
    – user93353
    Sep 16, 2020 at 11:18
  • yes, basically that.
    – LPChip
    Sep 16, 2020 at 11:20

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