With so many features under its belt, Discord can become a bit complex to use.
The platform has multiple features that allow server owners to easily manage large Discord communities and grant new users different permissions that "control" users' behaviors inside the Discord servers.
However, despite the great flexibility Discord provides, server owners can easily overlook some of its permission options and 'forbid' a user from taking a particular action.
A typical example is the 'You don't have permission to view message history' message users receive when the server owner limits their ability to read previous conversations.
In this ‘how-to’, we will explain when this message occurs and what you can do to fix it.
The mesage ‘You do not have e permission to view message history’, occurs when Discord owners limit new users to view the message history of the channel.
The new users who join will be able to see the channel and even send messages, but they won’t see the message history.
Usually, members with a history of inappropriate behavior can get restricted by server owners and get disabled from reading the previous conversions. So, if you fit the profile, this might be the reason why the owner has restricted you.
The easiest way to know whether a server owner restricted you from reading prior conversations would be to send them a message asking for permission to read previous conversations.
Another thing you can try to fix this issue is to refresh the channel.
Hold the CTR+R key to refresh the channel.
This message also occurs due to some bugs, so refreshing the channel should do the trick.
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Discord owners can also set role permissions using the same steps we mentioned.
That’s it! You have set up Discord permissions successfully.
In addition, users can also create link invites to have better control over who is joining their Discord servers.
For the newbies, Discord may seem a bit hectic at first.
But once you get the hang of it, the platform becomes a flexible and fun place for messages.
Hopefully, this how-to helped you understand better why you or maybe your users come across the ‘You don’t have permission to view message history’ message.