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How to fix Discord error ‘Channel verification level is too high’?

Discord is a great place for online communities to interact and engage gaming and other forums, also known as channels. However, several people have complained about Discord’s ‘channel verification level too high’ issue.

In this article, we’ve discussed how to fix the ‘Channel verification level is too high’ error on Discord in a few simple steps.


Why are you seeing the ‘Channel verification level is too high’ error?

There are several reasons why you could be seeing this error, but the most common one, more often than not, is an incorrect admin setting in your Discord channel. Other reasons include

  • Discord is down.
  • Outdated Discord app

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How to fix the ‘Channel verification level is too high’ error?

As mentioned above, one of the most common reasons you’ll see this error on Discord is incorrect settings in the app. Try the first guide to fix the issue. If that doesn’t work, move on to other fixes.

Disable ‘Membership screening’

Membership screening is a server option using which admins can set up rules for new members that they need to explicitly agree upon before they can talk, react or DM other channel members. Any new member is screened and only allowed to join once the requirements are met.

Follow the steps mentioned below to disable the membership screening option and eliminate the ‘channel verification level is too high’ error.

  • Go to the server settings.
  • Select Membership Screening.
  • Select the Disable button.

Restart everything

Restart the Discord app, your device and your networking equipment. Restarting devices can fix a bunch of seemingly random issues, including your messages not loading properly. 

Here's a quick guide to help you restart Discord

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Check for outages

Another thing you can do is check for any outages on Discord servers. If a server has been down in your region, you either won’t connect to Discord or will be redirected to another server. Either way, you’ll see the “awaiting endpoint” error here. You can check Discord Twitter or a site like DownDetector to check Discord servers’ status. 

Discord has also automated the server selection process, meaning users can’t manually select the servers they want to connect to. If this is the case, your best bet is to sit tight until Discord returns online.


Update Discord

The issue you’re facing may have already been fixed in an update you haven’t installed yet. Once you’ve launched Discord, press Ctrl + R. Discord will restart, download any pending updates, and probably fix the ‘channel verification level is too high’ issue.


Clear Discord cache folder

Clearing out Discord’s cache and files will force the program to re-download them and eliminate any corrupt files that may be causing this issue in the process. 

Step 1: Open the Run prompt using Windows Key + R, type in %appdata% and hit enter.

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Step 2: Delete the discord folder in the directory.

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Now repeat these steps with %localappdata% and restart Discord.

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Check your internet connection

Discord requires an active internet connection to work. If you have an unstable internet connection, chances are you will miss out on notifications. Suppose you’re on WiFi check to see if you’ve got internet access and strong signals. If you’re on mobile data, check to see if data is enabled and that you’ve got good network coverage.


Disable any firewalls

If you’re using any third-party firewalls, now’s the time to disable them to see if they are blocking Discord. The same goes for any third-party antiviruses.

If your Windows firewall is blocking Discord, refer to this guide to see how you can unblock the program.


Reinstall the app

If nothing else works, your best bet is to completely delete the app and reinstall it to see if that fixes your problem. Reinstalling the app can eliminate any corrupt files or settings that might hamper Discord’s functionality.

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