One of the best features of Discord is “push to talk”. Designed to make communication more flexible for gamers and streamers, this feature is one that new users often overlook.
Regardless if you’re using Discord to play games with your friends or collaborate with your colleagues, knowing how to enable push to talk on Discord will help you communicate better. And it’s really easy to set up.
How to enable Push to Talk on Discord
First, navigate to the bottom-left part of the screen where you can find your username. Just to the right, you’ll find the Settings icon.
Next, you’ll need to go under App Settings. Click on Voice & Audio. Under Input Method, tick the checkbox that says Push to Talk.
On the same screen, you can assign a keybind, under Shortcut. You can also set the delay between the time you release from pressing the button and the time that your mic will deactivate.
And that’s it! You’ve enabled Push to Talk on Discord.
How to assign multiple keyboard shortcuts for Push to Talk on Discord
You can also assign multiple shortcuts or keybinds for Push to Talk and other Discord features. Here’s how.
First, go to your Settings. Under App Settings, click on Keybinds.
Hit the Add a Keybind button. Using the field you’ve just toggled, assign the action you want to set a shortcut for. Use the Action drop-down field to select either “Push to Talk (Normal)” or “Push to Talk (Priority)”. Priority Push to Talk will lower the volume of other sounds when you press the keybind assigned.
Assign the key you want to use under the Keybind field, and viola! You’re done.