How to Enable/Disable Discord Push to Talk

Discord quickly rose up to be one of the most used chat services by gamers around the world. In this post, we would like to introduce Push to Talk feature in Discord for you. If you are a beginner, you can learn what is push to talk in discord, how to enable or disable push to talk in Discord and how to fix push to talk feature not working issue.

Part 1: What is Push to Talk in Discord

Push to talk (PTT) is different from regular communication. The function PPT is a popular term in the gaming industry, where gamers have to press a button on the keyboard to use voice chat.

PTT Required

Push to Talk is pretty useful, especially if you have a mediocre microphone that’s picking up a lot of background noise and echos. It’s also useful if you’re using the internal microphone on your computer or laptop, the other people in your voice chat will be irritated by all the background noise and echos that your microphone creates.

If you want to use push to talk in discord, you have to enable it in discord manually. Then, you can join voice channel and enjoy seamless communication line.

Part 2: How to Enable Push to Talk in Discord on PC & Mobile

Enable PTT in Discord on Smartphone

Step 1. Launch and login in Discord on your computer.

Step 2. Look for your username in the bottom left corner of the screen. Tap on the settings icon next to it.

Step 3. Once you’re into Discord’s settings, scroll down and tap on Voice & Video (Voice).

Step 4. Now click tick the box next to Push to Talk to enable this feature.

Step 5. In order to make it function properly, we need to set a key for the Push to Talk feature. Go to Settings and scroll down to the Keybinds section.

Step 6. Tap on Add a Keybind (top-right corner).

Enable PTT in Discord

Step 7. Now make sure you choose Push to Talk as the action. Once you’ve got that into place, click on Record Keybind and press the key that you want to use as a Push to Talk toggle. Hit Stop Recording to save your preference.

Step 8. Now go back to Settings > Voice (Voice & Video). Directly under where you previously enabled Push to Talk, you should notice a little slider called Push to Talk Release Delay. This slider modifies the time taken by Discord to cut your voice signal after you release the Push to talk keybind. The lowest value is 20 ms, but I suggest cranking it a bit higher, so you don’t interrupt yourself by mistake.

Push to Talk Release Delay

Enable PTT in Discord on Smartphone

Step 1. Open discord app and swipe left on the screen to view more options. Tap on the Settings button located at the bottom.

Step 2. Scroll down until you find the settings Voice & Video, and tap on it.

Step 3. The first function is Input Mode, and then click on “Push to Talk.”

Part 3: How to Disable Push to Talk Activation Beeping

Step 1. Open Setting tab.

Step 2. Open the Notifications tab, and deselect “PTT Activate” and “PTT Deactivate” to adjust which noises you don’t want to hear.

Disable Push to Talk Activation Beeping

Part 4: [Solved] Discord Push-To-Talk not Working

If you have trouble when using Push-To-Talk on Discord while playing a game, follow the guide below to solve the Discord Push-To-Talk (PTT) not working problem.

Fix 1: Run as administrator

  1. Quit Discord.
  2. Right-click on Discord shortcut and click Run as administrator.

Fix 2: Reset your Discord settings and check your KeyBind Set

  1. In the Discord, click the Settingbutton on the bottom.
  2. Click Voice & Videotab and click Keybind Settings. Make sure push-to-talk and push-to-mute aren’t bound under the same key.
  3. Make sure your headset is set as the default input/output device in both Discord and your PC.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and click Reset Voice Settings.

Fix 3: Update your audio driver

For this issue, when your audio driver is not updated your mic may go wrong and result in Discord PTT not working problem. It is very important to update your drivers regularly.

If no fixes could work for you, you can contact Discord support so they can help you.

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