How Do I Make My Discord Server 18+?


Angela Bailey

If you want to make your Discord server 18+, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that only users who are of legal age can access and participate in your server. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can set up your server to be age-restricted using various Discord features.

Step 1: Server Verification Level

To restrict access to your Discord server, you can start by adjusting the server verification level. This setting allows you to determine the level of security required for users to join your server.

To change the verification level, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Open your Discord server and click on the drop-down arrow next to the server name.
  • Step 2: Select “Server Settings” from the menu.
  • Step 3: In the left sidebar, click on “Moderation”.
  • Step 4: Scroll down until you find “Verification Level”.

To make your server 18+, select either “Medium” or “High” verification level. These levels require users to have a verified phone number associated with their Discord account or be a member of the server for a certain amount of time before they can access restricted channels.

Step 2: Age-Gating Channels

If you want to further restrict certain channels within your Discord server to be only accessible by users who are of legal age, you can create age-gated channels. These channels will not be visible or accessible unless users meet specific criteria.

To create an age-gated channel, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Right-click on the channel you want to age-gate and select “Edit Channel”.
  • Step 2: In the “Overview” tab, scroll down until you find the “Permissions” section.
  • Step 3: Click on the “+” button next to “Roles/Members” to add a new permission.
  • Step 4: Select the role that you want to have access to this channel (e.g., “18+”) and enable the required permissions.

By assigning a specific role to users who are of legal age, you can control access to certain channels within your server.

Step 3: Verification Bot

If you want an additional layer of verification for users joining your server, you can consider using a verification bot. These bots help ensure that only users who meet specific requirements can access your server.

To add a verification bot to your Discord server, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Search for a Discord verification bot on websites like or
  • Step 2: Select a bot that suits your requirements and click on the “Invite” button on their website page.
  • Step 3: Authorize the bot to access your server by following the instructions provided by the bot’s website.

The verification bot will guide users through an age verification process before granting them access to restricted channels within your server. This allows you to maintain tighter control over who can join and participate in conversations in your Discord server.


By following these steps, you have successfully set up your Discord server to be 18+. Your server will now be more secure and restricted to users who meet the necessary age requirements. Remember to regularly monitor and moderate your server to ensure compliance with Discord’s guidelines.

Enjoy your safe and age-restricted Discord community!

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