Can an Admin Mute the Owner of a Discord Server?


Scott Campbell

Can an Admin Mute the Owner of a Discord Server?

Discord is a popular platform for creating and managing communities, whether they are gaming or non-gaming related. With its wide range of features, it allows server owners to have complete control over their servers.

However, there may be situations where certain actions need to be taken to maintain order and harmony within the community. One such action is muting a member, but can an admin mute the owner of a Discord server?

The Role Hierarchy in Discord

Before diving into whether an admin can mute the owner, let’s first understand the role hierarchy in Discord. The role hierarchy determines the permissions and authority that each member has within a server.

The default role hierarchy consists of:

  • Owner: The creator of the server who has all permissions.
  • Admin: Members with administrative privileges granted by the owner.
  • Moderator: Members with moderation privileges assigned by admins or owners.
  • Member: Regular members without special privileges.

Muting Members on Discord

Muting a member on Discord prevents them from speaking in voice channels and sending messages in text channels. By default, only members with administrative roles (admin and moderator) can mute other members.

To mute a member, follow these steps:

  1. Select the member’s name in the member list on the right side of your Discord interface.
  2. In the drop-down menu, click on “Mute.”

This action will mute the selected member and restrict their ability to communicate within your server.

Can an Admin Mute the Owner?

Now, coming back to our main question: Can an admin mute the owner of a Discord server? The simple answer is no. An admin does not have the ability to mute the server owner.

The owner role in Discord is designed to have ultimate control and authority over the server. They have access to all permissions and cannot be muted, banned, or have their permissions altered by anyone else on the server.

Alternative Solutions

If there are concerns about the behavior of the server owner, communication is key. Admins should openly discuss any issues with the owner and try to find a resolution that benefits everyone involved. If necessary, other admins can collectively make decisions regarding moderation actions, but they cannot directly mute or alter the permissions of the server owner.


In summary, an admin does not have the ability to mute or alter the permissions of a Discord server owner. The owner role is intentionally designed to be immune from such actions. However, open communication and collaboration between admins and owners are essential for maintaining a healthy and well-managed Discord community.

Disclaimer: This article provides information based on current Discord features and functionalities as of [insert date]. Please note that Discord may update its features over time, so it’s always recommended to refer to official Discord documentation for the most up-to-date information.

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