While using the Voice over IP app in gaming, background noises and busy environments can be the cause of frustration for your friend on the other side. You can enable push-to-talk in Discord to automatically mute your mike until you’re ready to hit the button and speak. This could be really convenient for both the users.
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In this guide, we will show you how to enable the Push-to-talk option in Discord.
Enabling Push-to-Talk in Discord
Here’s how you can do it:
- Launch the Discord application, and go to the “Settings” icon which looks like a gear given on the bottom left of the Discord screen.
- From the “Settings” section, click on the “Voice & Video” option given on the left panel of the window. Check the “Push to Talk” option under the “Input Mode” heading.
- Click on the “Shortcut” box to assign a hotkey to activate your microphone. Press any of the desired keys and click “Stop Recording”.
- You can also use the slider on the left (Push to Talk Release Delay) to increase and decrease the delay time period after you press the button and mic will deactivate.
- You can also set multiple push-to-talk keys, click on the “Key binds” tab on the left side of the Settings menu.
- Now from the right panel under the “Action” heading, click on the drop-down box select one of the options I.e. “Push to Talk (Normal)” or “Push to Talk (Priority)” to lower the volume of the other person speaker while you’re pressing a push-to-talk key. There is a limitation to this option though which can only work when the other person has also enabled it.
Once you’re done enabling the feature, the background noise will be gone when you will activate the mic during the game.