Can You Change Discord Name by Server?


Angela Bailey

Can You Change Discord Name by Server?

If you are an active user of Discord, you might have wondered whether it is possible to change your name on a specific server. Well, the answer is both yes and no. Let’s dive into the details.

Changing Your Username on Discord

Before we discuss changing your name on a specific server, let’s first understand how to change your username on Discord in general.

To change your username on Discord:

  • Launch the Discord application and log in to your account.
  • Click on the gear icon located near your profile picture, which will open the User Settings.
  • In the User Settings menu, click on “My Account” from the left sidebar.
  • Under “Edit Username,” type in your desired username. Remember that usernames are case-sensitive.
  • Click on the “Save” button to update your new username.

Note: You can only change your username twice within a 24-hour period. So make sure you choose a name you’ll be happy with for a while before confirming the changes.

The Role of Servers in Changing Your Name

Now let’s address whether you can change your name by server or not. The short answer is no; changing your username does not affect individual servers you are a part of. Your changed username will be reflected across all servers where you are present as a member or have access to.

This means that once you change your username globally, it will automatically apply to all servers where you interact with other users. It helps maintain consistency and avoids confusion among fellow server members who may know you by a different name otherwise.

Server-Specific Nicknames

Although you cannot change your username by server, Discord offers a feature called “nicknames” that allows you to have a different display name on each server. Nicknames are specific to individual servers and do not affect your global username.

To set a nickname on a specific server:

  • Select the server where you want to change your nickname.
  • Right-click on your username or avatar within the server.
  • In the context menu, choose “Change Nickname” or “Nickname”.
  • Type in your desired nickname for that particular server.
  • Press Enter or click outside the text box to save your new nickname.

Note: Nicknames are only visible to members of that particular server. Other servers and users outside of that specific server will still see your global username instead of the nickname you set.

In conclusion

To sum it up, while you cannot change your Discord username by individual servers, you can set different nicknames for each server. Changing your username affects all servers and ensures consistency across the platform, while nicknames allow for customization within specific communities.

If you ever wish to change your name on Discord permanently, remember to follow the steps mentioned earlier in this article. Happy chatting!

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