How to Hide and Remove Mutual Friend Servers from List in Discord App

Discord is a popular communication platform that allows users to talk via text, voice, and video. One of Discord’s key features is the ability to see mutual friends and join servers your friends are in. However, having a long list of mutual friend servers can be overwhelming. Fortunately, Discord provides options to hide and remove servers from the mutual friends list.

Why You Might Want to Hide or Remove Mutual Friend Servers

There are several reasons why you may want to hide or remove servers from your mutual friends list in Discord:

  • The list gets too long: As you add more friends on Discord, your mutual servers list grows. This can make it tedious to scroll through and find servers you actually want to join.
  • To avoid spam invites: Friends may be in servers that constantly send out invite links. Hiding those servers removes the temptation to join ones you don’t want.
  • Irrelevant gaming servers: If your friends use Discord mainly for gaming, they may be in various game servers that don’t interest you. Removing them cleans up the list.
  • Private friend groups: Your friend might be in private servers meant only for a certain group of people. Hiding those avoids accidentally joining private servers.

How to Temporarily Hide Mutual Friend Servers

If you want to briefly hide some mutual friend servers from the list, you can toggle them off. Here’s how:

  1. Open Discord and go to the Friends tab on the left sidebar.
  2. Click the Mutual Friends header at the top of the friends list. This expands the list of mutual friend servers.
  3. Hover over a server entry and click the “Hide this server” option that appears.
  4. Repeat step 3 for other servers you want to hide.

To unhide a server: Click the Mutual Friends header again to expand the list. Click the “Unhide” button next to a hidden server.

Hiding servers this way is temporary – they will reappear in the mutual friends list if you remove and re-add the friend.

Permanently Removing Mutual Friend Servers

If you want certain servers gone from the mutual friends list forever, you’ll need to remove them. Here are two ways to remove a mutual friend server from Discord:

Leave the Server

  1. Open the server you want to remove
  2. Click the server name at the top left and choose “Leave server”
  3. Confirm you want to leave when prompted

Once you leave a mutual friend server, it disappears from the mutual friends list for all friends. This method removes the server entirely.

Block an Invite

If you don’t want to leave a server, you can block its invite link:

  1. Right click the server entry in the mutual friends list
  2. Choose “Block Invite Link”
  3. Confirm you want to block invites when prompted

Blocking the invite prevents you from joining via that link. However, if your friend sends a new invite, the server will reappear in the mutual friends list.

Managing Hidden and Removed Servers

Here are some additional tips for managing your mutual friend servers list:

  • Removing a friend removes all their mutual servers from the list as well.
  • Unhiding a server brings it back to the mutual friends list until you remove the friend or leave the server.
  • You can identify hidden servers by a strikethrough in the mutual friends list.
  • Blocking an invite stops invites only from that specific link, not for the server as a whole.

Taking the time to curate your mutual friend servers list can improve your Discord experience. Hiding and removing unwanted servers reduces clutter and gives you more control.

Expert Tips for Managing Mutual Friend Servers

With over 15 years of experience using communication platforms, I’ve learned some useful tips for keeping mutual friend servers organized. Here is my expert advice:

Use server folders – Discord’s server folders allow you to categorize servers and reduce clutter. Place mutual friend servers in a separate folder.

Ask friends to trim invites – Politely request friends avoid public invites and ask before inviting you to private servers. Most will happily comply.

Turn off notifications – Mute notices from high-activity mutual servers if you wish to stay in them but avoid constant notifications.

Periodically review – Over time you’ll join new servers and make new friends. Review your mutual friends list every month or so to remove stale servers.

Following these tips has worked well for me to control unwieldy friend server lists. Grouping relevant servers, communicating with friends, and regular maintenance are essential.