How Do I Check Permissions on a Discord Server?


Angela Bailey

Discord is a popular platform for communication and collaboration among gaming communities, friends, and colleagues. As a server owner or administrator, it is important to have control over who has access to certain features and permissions within your Discord server. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can check permissions on a Discord server using the various tools available.

Checking Permissions on Discord Server

To check permissions on a Discord server, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open Discord

If you haven’t already, open the Discord application or navigate to the Discord website and log in to your account.

Step 2: Select the Server

From the left sidebar, select the server for which you want to check permissions. This will open up that server’s dashboard.

Step 3: Open Server Settings

In the top-left corner of the dashboard, click on the server name to open a dropdown menu. From this menu, select “Server Settings.”

Step 4: Navigate to Roles

In the left sidebar of the Server Settings page, click on “Roles.” This will display a list of all roles available on your Discord server.

Step 5: Check Role Permissions

Select any role from the list to view its permissions. You can do this by clicking on the role name or by clicking on the blue “Edit” button next to it.

  • Bold text: Indicates important information that you need to pay attention to when checking role permissions.
  • Underlined text: Highlights key actions or steps that are crucial for navigating through Discord settings.

Once you have opened a role’s permission settings, you will see a list of permissions that can be granted or denied to members with that role. These permissions include:

  • Create Instant Invite
  • Kick Members
  • Ban Members
  • Administrator
  • Manage Channels
  • Manage Server
  • Read Messages
  • Send Messages
  • Embed Links
  • Attach Files
  • Mention Everyone
  • Use External Emojis
  • Add Reactions
  • Mute Members
  • Deafen Members

You can see which permissions are enabled or disabled for the selected role by looking at the checkboxes next to each permission. If a checkbox is checked, it means that the permission is enabled for that role. If it is unchecked, the permission is disabled.


Bold text: Indicates important information regarding permissions and their implications.

Underlined text: Highlights key terms and concepts related to Discord server permissions.

If you want to change the permissions for a specific role, simply check or uncheck the corresponding checkboxes as desired. Remember to click on the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page after making any modifications.

In Conclusion:

In this tutorial, we learned how to check permissions on a Discord server. By following these steps, you can easily view and modify role permissions according to your requirements. It is essential to understand and manage permissions effectively in order to maintain a secure and organized Discord server.

Remember: Regularly reviewing and updating permissions ensures that your server remains a safe and enjoyable environment for all members.

Happy Discord-ing!

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