How Do I Add Channels to My Discord Server?


Scott Campbell

Discord, the popular communication platform for gamers, allows you to create and manage your own server. One of the key features of Discord is the ability to add channels to your server, which enables you to organize and categorize the different topics or discussions within your community. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of adding channels to your Discord server.

Step 1: Accessing Server Settings

To start adding channels to your Discord server, you need to have administrative permissions. Once you have the necessary permissions, follow these steps:

  1. Open Discord: Launch the Discord application on your computer or visit the Discord website and log in with your credentials.
  2. Select Server: From the left sidebar, click on the server where you want to add channels. This will open up the server’s dashboard.
  3. Access Server Settings: At the top-left corner of your screen, locate and click on the server name. A dropdown menu will appear – select “Server Settings” from this menu.

Step 2: Creating a Channel

Now that you’re in the server settings menu, it’s time to create a new channel. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to Channels: In the left sidebar of the server settings menu, click on “Channels.” This will display a list of all existing channels within your server.
  2. Create New Channel: At the top-right corner of the channel list section, click on the “Create Channel” button. A modal window will pop up with various options for configuring your new channel.
  3. Choose Channel Type: Discord offers different types of channels, such as Text Channels and Voice Channels.

    Select the appropriate channel type based on your needs.

  4. Provide Channel Details: Enter a name for your new channel in the “Channel Name” field. You can also add a brief description of the channel’s purpose in the “Channel Topic” field.
  5. Set Channel Permissions: By default, newly created channels inherit permissions from the server. However, you can customize these permissions by toggling various options based on user roles and permissions.
  6. Create Channel: Once you have filled in all the necessary details and configured the permissions, click on the “Create Channel” button at the bottom-right corner of the modal window.

Step 3: Organizing Channels

After creating a new channel, you might want to organize it within your server. Discord provides several options for rearranging and managing your channels:

  • Drag and Drop: Simply click on a channel name and drag it to a new position within the list to reorder your channels.
  • Delete or Edit Channels: Hover over a channel name to reveal additional options. Click on the gear icon to access settings for editing or deleting a specific channel.

Tips & Considerations


If you have multiple channels within your server, it’s important to establish clear guidelines for each channel’s purpose and enforce moderation rules if necessary. This helps maintain a healthy and respectful community atmosphere.

Naming Conventions

To avoid confusion among members, consider using consistent naming conventions for your channels. Descriptive and self-explanatory names can make it easier for users to find the right channel for their discussions.

Channel Categories

If you have numerous channels, grouping them into categories can enhance organization and navigation. Discord allows you to create channel categories to group related channels together.

With these steps and considerations in mind, you can now confidently add channels to your Discord server. Enjoy creating a well-organized and engaging community!

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