Welcome to this tutorial on how to create a Discord server for your friends! Discord is a popular communication platform that allows you to create your own servers where you can chat, voice call, and share media with others. It’s a great way to stay connected and have fun with your friends, especially if you’re into gaming or just want a place to hang out online.
Step 1: Creating the Server
To get started, open Discord and log in to your account. On the left-hand side of the screen, you’ll see a list of servers you’re currently a member of. At the bottom of this list, click on the plus icon (+) that says “Create a Server”.
Note: If you don’t have Discord installed, make sure to download and install it from discord.com/download before proceeding.
Step 1.1: Server Information
A pop-up window will appear asking you to name your server. Choose a name that represents the purpose or theme of your server.
For example, if it’s for gaming with friends, you could name it something like “Gaming Squad” or “Friends’ Hangout”. Once you’ve entered the desired name, click on the “Create” button.
Step 1.2: Server Settings
After creating the server, Discord will take you to its settings page. Here, you can customize various aspects of your server such as its icon, region settings, verification levels, and more.
- Server Icon: Click on the default gray icon next to your server name to upload an image that represents your server visually.
- Region Settings: Choose the server region that is closest to your physical location for optimal performance.
- Verification Levels: Decide whether you want to keep your server open to anyone or require some level of verification through phone verification or having a Discord account older than a certain number of days.
Step 2: Customizing Your Server
Now that you’ve created your server, it’s time to customize it to make it truly yours. Here are a few things you can do:
Step 2.1: Server Channels
Create different channels within your server based on the topics or activities you want to discuss. To create a channel, click on the plus icon (+) next to “Text Channels” or “Voice Channels” on the left-hand side of the screen. Give each channel a name and choose its type accordingly.
- Text Channels: These are chat channels where members can send text messages and share media files.
- Voice Channels: These are voice chat channels where members can join and talk with each other using their microphones.
Step 2.2: Roles and Permissions
You can assign different roles to your friends, giving them specific permissions within your server. To create roles, go to “Server Settings” > “Roles” and click on the plus icon (+). Name each role and customize its permissions based on what you want your friends to be able to do within the server.
Step 2.3: Server Categories
If you have multiple channels, consider organizing them into categories for a more organized look. To create categories, right-click on an empty space within your server and choose “Create Category”. Give the category a name and drag and drop relevant channels into it.
Step 3: Inviting Friends
Now that your server is set up, it’s time to invite your friends to join! To invite someone, click on the arrow icon next to your server name to reveal a dropdown menu.
From the menu, choose “Invite People”. You can then send the invite link to your friends through email, chat, or any other preferred method.
Note: Make sure to only share the invite link with people you trust, as they will have access to your server and its content.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully created a Discord server for your friends.
Customize it further by adding bots, emojis, or integrating other apps if desired. Enjoy chatting and gaming together in your new online hangout spot!