Discord has just started experimenting with a 'message forwarding' feature. You will already know this featuer from instant messaging apps like WhatsApp and Telegram. With this new feature, Discord users can now streamline their communication with each other - no more manually quoting other people’s messages.

In this guide, we’re going to examine what message forwarding is and how you can do it, as well as answering some of the most frequently asked questions about this new feature.

What is Message Forwarding on Discord?

Message forwarding on Discord works just like WhatsApp or Telegram. The feature began rolling out to %2 of Discord users worldwide on July 9, 2024. So, if you don’t see the option to forward messages just yet, don’t worry. You’re among the 98% of Discord users who don’t have access to the feature. This percentage will probably decrease exponentially as the feature gets updates and days go by.

The message forwarding feature allows Discord users to send messages of other users to the users or channels they select. Currently, users can only select five people to forward the message to. Sent messages won’t display who the original author of the message is, but they do include indicators about the message being forwarded and the source of the message.

Text messages, images, videos, and other kinds of messages can be forwarded to other users or text channels. This experimental feature currently works on iOS, Android, and desktop/web users. Let’s see how you can actually forward messages on Discord.

How to Forward Messages on Discord

Forwarding messages on Discord is super easy. But first, you should remember that although forwarded messages won’t include details about the original author of the message, the system will display that the message is indeed forwarded with a “forwarded” label. All you have to do is to either hover over a message, which will display some of the message context menu, which you can see all the options of by right-clicking on the message and clicking on the Forward button (speech bubble icon with an arrow).

The Forward button on Discord desktop

After clicking on the forward button on a message, you’ll see the “Forward To” window appearing on your screen. You can select up to five different places to forward the message, including users (DMs), group chats, and server channels. Clicking the Send button at the bottom right will immediately forward the message.

The Forward To window on Discord desktop

How to Forward Messages on Discord Mobile

Forwarding a message on the mobile version of Discord follows the same principles. You can press on the Forward button (speech bubble icon with an arrow) on messages to open up the forwarding menu. If you can’t see the Forward button, you should press and hold on the message to open up the message context menu to find the forwarding option.

The message forwarding button on Discord mobile

Once you press the forwarding button, you’ll be directed to the “Forward To” screen, where you can select where you want to forward the message to: users (DMs), group chats, and server channels. Just like on a desktop, you can forward messages to up to five different places. Clicking the Send button at the bottom of your screen will immediately forward the message.

The Forward To screen on Discord mobile

Forward a Message to Another Server on Discord

Forwarding a message to another Discord server can be done in the same way as forwarding to any place. When you click on the Forward button on a message, whether you're on desktop or mobile, you'll see the "Forward To" window popping up on your screen.

The message forwarding buttons on Discord desktop (left) and mobile (right)

In the "Forward To" screen, you'll be able to see and search for users (DMs), group chats, and server channels. You can differentiate server channels from others by the number sign (#) in the icons on the left. Clicking on the Send button will send the message to the server's channel you've selected, which will have a "Forwarded" label.

The Forward To windows on Discord desktop (left) and mobile (right)

Forward a Message to Another Channel on Discord

Forwarding a message to a channel is the same thing as forwarding a message to a server - since when you're forwarding a message to a server, you'll be sending it to a channel within that server.

To forward a message to a specific channel of a server, click (or press) on the Forward buttons next to Discord messages. This will display the "Forward To" pop up.

The message forwarding buttons on Discord desktop (left) and mobile (right)

When you see the "Forward To" pop up, look for options with a number sign (#) next to their icons on the left - they're channels. You can search for specific channels using the search bar in the pop up as well. After selecting an option (with a number sign on it) and clicking the Send button, the message will be forwarded to that channel. Remember, forwarded messages don't display the original author of the message, but they do have a "Forwarded" label.

The Forward To windows on Discord desktop (left) and mobile (right)

Message Forwarding FAQ

Can I use the message forwarding feature?

The message forwarding feature is currently in the experimental phase on Discord. Only 2% of Discord users worldwide have access to the feature. If you’re one of the lucky 4 million users, you can use the feature.

Why can’t I see the forward buttons on Discord?

There are two possible reasons you can’t see the forward buttons on your Discord app: the first one is that you’re not in the 2% of Discord users worldwide that have access to the feature right now, or you’re but you haven’t updated your app yet.

Is there a limit on how many places (users, group chats, and server channels) I can forward a message to?

Yes, you can forward messages up to five different places on both the desktop and mobile versions of Discord.

Is the message forwarding feature free?

Yes, the forwarding feature on Discord doesn’t require Nitro or any other subscription.

Is the original author of the message displayed on the forwarded messages?

No, only a label that indicates that the message was forwarded is included within the forwarded message.

Can I prevent other users from forwarding my messages?

No, there isn’t a setting to prevent other users from forwarding your messages for now.

Does forwarding a message on Discord require any permissions?

No, forwarding a message on Discord doesn't have any permissions related to it for now.

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