How Do I Add Text Channels to a Discord Server?


Angela Bailey

Discord is a popular platform for communication and collaboration among gamers, communities, and businesses. One of the key features of Discord is the ability to create and manage text channels within a server.

These channels allow users to have focused conversations on specific topics or interests. In this tutorial, we will learn how to add text channels to a Discord server.

Create a New Text Channel

Adding a new text channel to your Discord server is quite simple. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Login to your Discord account and navigate to the server where you want to add a new text channel.
  2. On the left-hand side of the screen, you will find a list of existing channels under the “Text Channels” section. Click on the plus (+) icon next to it.
  3. A pop-up window will appear asking you to enter a name for your new channel. Choose an appropriate name that reflects the purpose or topic of discussion for this channel.
  4. Once you’ve entered the name, click on the Create Channel button.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a new text channel in your Discord server.

Customize Your New Text Channel

After creating a new text channel, you may want to customize its settings according to your requirements. Here are some options that you can explore:

Edit Channel Name and Topic

To edit the name or topic of your newly created text channel:

  1. In the server list, locate your newly created text channel under “Text Channels. “
  2. Right-click on the channel name and select “Edit Channel.

  3. A window will appear where you can modify the channel name and topic. Make the desired changes and click on the Save Changes button.

Manage Permissions

You can control who can access and interact with your text channel by managing permissions. To do this:

  1. Right-click on the channel name and select “Edit Channel” as we did before.
  2. Navigate to the “Permissions” tab in the channel settings.
  3. Here, you can customize various permissions such as read messages, send messages, manage messages, etc. for different user roles or individual users.
  4. Once you have configured the permissions, click on the Save Changes button.

Note: Only users with appropriate server roles or permissions will be able to manage channel settings.

Delete a Text Channel

If you no longer need a text channel in your Discord server, you can easily delete it. Here’s how:

  1. In the server list, locate your text channel under “Text Channels. “
  2. Right-click on the channel name and select “Delete Channel.

  3. A confirmation window will appear asking if you are sure about deleting the channel. Click on the Delete Channel button to confirm.

Please exercise caution while deleting a text channel as this action cannot be undone. Make sure to inform your server members about any important discussions or announcements that might be lost after deletion.


You now know how to add, customize, and delete text channels in a Discord server. Text channels are a great way to organize conversations and engage with the members of your community effectively. Experiment with different settings and permissions to create an optimal environment for communication within your Discord server.

Happy Discord-ing!

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