Discord has replaced TeamSpeak as the go-to platform for most gamers, streamers, and content producers to interact with their communities online or during games. Therefore, the firm is making some big changes to enhance the user experience, citing the growth of the Discord community. As a result, Discord has just released a brand-new AutoMod tool that has the ability to automatically find and remove objectionable words and phrases from a server.
Discord Releases New AutoMod Content Moderation Bot
Recently, Discord announced the release of its newest AutoMod feature in an official blog post. Server moderators with Manage Server access can configure this function to detect and block inappropriate or abusive words or phrases in their servers. It is located in the Server Settings menu under Content Moderation on desktops.
Discord posted a whimsical anime-style movie describing the features and capabilities of the new AutoMod tool along with the blog entry. You can view it by clicking on the attachment below.
Now for the technical details. According to Discord, AutoMod works by scanning textual talks on a server, whether they be in a Thread, #text-channel, or in the server’s Text Chat in the Voice channel, to find words or phrases that a moderator has forbidden. Server moderators must configure the tool and add the words or phrases they want AutoMod to look for and prohibit for it to function, though.
When AutoMod first launches, moderators will have a choice between three pre-made lists of words to screen. They can also add up to three additional custom lists of words to their servers to prevent their use. Additionally, AutoMod will soon be able to prevent spam messages and hazardous links, according to Discord’s FAQ section.
Moderators can select one of three reactions for users who use the words they have blocked after adding the words to their servers. For the time being, they have the option to block the message before it is uploaded to a conversation, alert a specific channel, and time out the offending user account.
Regarding accessibility, AutoMod is presently only available on Community servers, which are simply bigger versions of public chatrooms. Smaller servers, such as those where a few friends play games together and communicate using Discord, are not eligible for it. What do you think of the new AutoMod moderating function in Discord? Please share your opinions in the section below.