How Do I Change Server Settings in Discord?


Angela Bailey

Welcome to our tutorial on how to change server settings in Discord!

Step 1: Accessing Server Settings

To change the server settings in Discord, you first need to have the necessary permissions. If you are the server owner or have been granted administrative privileges, follow these steps:

  • Open Discord and navigate to the server you want to modify the settings for.
  • On the right-hand side of the screen, locate the server name and click on it.
  • A drop-down menu will appear. Select “Server Settings” from the options.

Step 2: General Settings

Once you’re inside the server settings, you’ll find various tabs on the left-hand side. Let’s start with the “Overview” tab, which contains general settings for your server.

Server Name and Icon

The first thing you can customize is your server’s name and icon. To change the name, simply click on it and type in a new one. For the icon, click on the current image and upload a new one from your device.

Verification Level

The verification level determines who can access your server. You can choose from four options:

  • None: Anyone can join without any restrictions.
  • Low: Users must have a verified email address on their Discord account.
  • Moderate: Users must be registered on Discord for at least five minutes.
  • High: Users must have been members of your server for at least ten minutes.

Default Notification Settings

Discord allows you to set the default notification settings for your server. You can choose whether new members receive all messages, only mentions, or none at all.

Step 3: Roles and Permissions

In the “Roles” tab, you can manage the roles and permissions assigned to members of your server.

Creating Roles

To create a new role, click on the “+” button next to “Roles.” Give it a name, select a color, and customize its permissions. This allows you to have different levels of access within your server.

Assigning Roles

To assign a role to a member, go back to the “Members” tab and find the person’s name. Right-click on their name and select “Roles.” From there, you can assign or remove roles as needed.

Step 4: Channels and Categories

The “Channels” tab is where you can manage your server’s text channels and voice channels.

Create a Channel

To create a new channel, click on the “+” button next to “Text Channels” or “Voice Channels,” depending on the type of channel you want to add. Give it a name and customize its settings as desired.

Create Categories

To organize your channels, you can create categories. Click on the “+” button next to “Category,” give it a name, and drag existing channels into it. This helps keep everything neat and organized.

Step 5: Moderation Tools

The last important aspect of server settings is moderation tools. These are essential for maintaining a safe and friendly environment for all members.


Under the “Bans” tab, you can view and manage the banned members. You can choose to unban someone by clicking on their name and selecting the “Revoke Ban” option.

Server Moderation

Discord offers several moderation features, such as muting members, managing message history, and enabling explicit content filters. These options can be found in the “Moderation” tab.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to change server settings in Discord. With these customization options at your disposal, you can create a unique and enjoyable server experience for you and your community.

Happy Discord-ing!

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