How to Create a Discord Server

Discord is definitely one of the best apps for voice communication available today. Thanks to super-optimized sound compression, it can provide an uninterrupted, high-quality voice chat even when streaming resource-heavy video games.

How to Create a Discord Server

Discord works via virtual servers, which route the communication directly between the chat participants. Although it might sound complex, it’s actually pretty easy to set up your own Discord server. This article will teach you how to set up a Discord server on any device.

How to Make a Discord Server on a Web Browser

To use Discord on a Windows or Mac computer, you can either use its web app via a browser or download and install the desktop app. Once you set up Discord, the process of making your first server will be the same, regardless of the app version you’re using.

To create a Discord server using the web app, follow these steps:

  1. Visit

  2. Click “Open Discord in your browser” on the main portion of the screen. If that button isn’t available, you can click “Login” in the upper right corner of the screen.

  3. Enter your username and click the button with the arrow pointing to the right.

  4. Now, you’ll probably have to solve a reCAPTCHA “I’m not a robot” challenge. Once you successfully pass the test, you’ll enter the Discord app.

  5. Select your date of birth and click “Next.”

  6. The next screen allows you to either create your server from scratch or use one of the common templates, like Gaming, Friends, etc. For the sake of this tutorial, choose “Create My Own.”

  7. Now, you can define whether this server will be for your personal use or for a club or community. For now, select “For me and my friends.”

  8. The next screen allows you to customize your server. You can upload an image to use for your server and define the server’s name. Once you’re done, click “Create.”

  9. The next page lets you can define the topic for your server. Of course, there’s a “Skip” button if you don’t want to do this now.

  10. Once that’s done, you’ll see the “Your server is ready!” notification. Click the “Take me to my server!” button to proceed.

  11. Finally, Discord allows you to claim the server you’ve just made. To do so, you’ll have to create a Discord account by entering your email address and a password.

How to Create a Discord Server on the Desktop App

If you want to use the Discord desktop app, the process is slightly different from the one explained above:

  1. Visit

  2. Click the “Download for …” button in the main portion of the screen. Depending on your operating system, the website will adjust the wording for this button. For example, if you’re using Windows, it will read “Download for Windows.”

  3. The app’s setup file should start downloading now, so wait until it finishes. Since the app is fairly small (around 65 MB), it should take no more than a minute for it to download.

  4. Once the app’s setup file has completed the download, go to your Downloads folder and double-click the file to start the setup.

  5. Now, the setup will download the most recent updates and open the app once it’s done.

  6. You should see the “Welcome back!” screen now. If you don’t have a Discord account just yet, click “Register” beneath the “Login” button.

  7. Now, enter your email, username, password, and date of birth. Once you’re done, click “Continue.”

  8. After this, the app’s home page will appear, allowing you to start using Discord.

Verifying Your Email Address

  1. Before you proceed, make sure to verify your e-mail address with Discord:
    1. Open the mailbox for the e-mail address you’ve used to register with Discord.

    2. Find the mail from Discord with the subject “Verify Email Address for Discord” and open it.

    3. Click the “Verify Email” button.

    4. A new browser tab will open, saying “Email Verified!

    5. Click “Continue to Discord.”

    6. This action will automatically open the Discord web app.
  2. Once you return to the Discord desktop app, you’ll notice a yellow exclamation mark in the menu to the far left. It hovers over the “Create a Server” button. Click it.

How to Make a Discord Server on Android

To make a Discord server on Android, you need to install the Discord mobile app on your mobile device from Google Play.

  1. When you start the app, you’ll have to create your Discord account by providing your e-mail, password, username, and date of birth.

    Note: If you have a Discord Account, skip to Step 3.

  2. Once the app opens, tap on the “hamburger” menu. It’s the icon that looks like three horizontal lines on the upper left corner of the app.

  3. Now you’ll see the “Create a Server” icon that looks like a plus sign. Tap on it.

  4. Tap on “Create a server.”

  5. Add an image for your server, name it, and tap on “Create Server.”

  6. Now, you can invite people to join your server if they’re using Discord. If not, you can share the link at the bottom of the screen. You can skip this step by tapping on the “x” in the upper left corner.

And that’s it. Your new Discord server is ready.

How to Make a Discord Server on iPhone

Creating a Discord server on iPhone or any other iOS device is pretty similar to how it’s done on Android.

  1. The first step to creating a Discord server on an iPhone or any other iOS mobile device is to download the app from the Apple App Store.

  2. Once you install the app, start it, and fill in all the required details about yourself.

  3. Once that’s done and the app opens, tap on the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner.

  4. Tap on the “Create a Server” icon, which looks like a plus sign in the menu to the left.

  5. Now tap on “Create a server” at the bottom of the screen.

  6. In the next screen, add an image and name for your server. When you’re done, tap on “Create Server.”

  7. You can skip the “Invite Members” for now by tapping on “Close” in the upper left corner.

  8. Now, the app will take you to your new Discord server.

How to Make a Discord Server on Chromebook

For anyone using a Chromebook, there are two ways to create a Discord server: The web app and the Android app. Both options are described above. However, when using a Chromebook, the experience is much better with the web app. The Android app is made for mobile devices, and the interface can get clunky when using it on a laptop.

How to Make a Discord Server Public

Discord servers are as public as you want them to be. At the start, no one can join your server unless you or someone else has invited them by sharing the server’s link. If you post your Discord server’s link publicly on a website or anywhere on social media, it will have a public perception.

However, if you want to create a truly public server that anyone can access without using a link, you’ll have to enable the “Community” option. Be aware that it will take some time before your server actually becomes public, as Discord has strict guidelines you’ll have to fulfill first.

  1. Right-click on your server’s icon from the menu on the left.

  2. Click “Server Settings.”

  3. Click the “Enable Community” option from the menu on the left.

  4. Click “Get Started” from the main screen.

  5. Now, Discord will expand the set of features on your server, allowing you to reach a wider audience.

  6. To become publicly visible, click “Discovery” in the “Community” section.

  7. You’ll see the “Enable Discovery” button in the main window, but it will be grayed out.

  8. To make your server public, you’ll have to fulfill all the requirements listed below the “Enable Discovery” button.

How to Make a Discord Server Private

Making a Discord server private is pretty easy.

  1. Right-click your server’s icon.

  2. Click “Server Settings.”

  3. Click “Roles” from the menu on the left.

  4. Click the “Default Permissions” from the main screen.

  5. Now, click “Clear Permissions.”

This way, only the people you add to the server will have access. If you want, you can also further tweak their access permissions by assigning them to a new rule you can create.

Additional FAQ

We’ve included some more information to answer your questions in this section.

How many Discord servers can I create?

According to Discord, you can create 100 servers per account. That’s a lot of Discord servers!

How Do I Organize Channels in Discord?

The general rule of thumb is to start with the following structure:


# rules

# announcements

# new members


# lobby

# off-topic

# Voice


# topic_1

# topic_2

# topic_3


# mod_chat

# mod_log

Once you become familiar with Discord, you can customize the channels list further.

Are Discord Servers Free?

Yes, Discord servers are free.

How Do I Set Roles in Discord?

To set roles in Discord, follow the steps below:

1. Right-click on the server’s icon from the menu on the left.

2. Click “Server Settings.”

3. Click “Roles” from the menu on the left.

4. Click the “+” icon next to the “Roles” section in the upper left corner of the main screen.

5. A new role will appear, so give it a name and customize it as you wish.

How do I delete a Discord server?

There may come a time when you’re ready to delete a Discord server. While the process is pretty straightforward, you may want to check out this article to relinquish the throne to another user or leave a server you created first.

If you’re ready to delete your server, do this:

1. Open Discord, click on the server you’d like to delete, then click on the arrow icon in the upper left-hand corner.

2. Click on “Server Settings.”

3. Click on Delete Server at the bottom of the menu on the left.

4. Type your server’s name and click Delete Server.

5. Let Discord know why you decided to delete your server.

That’s all there is to it! Remember, when you delete a server, it is gone forever, along with all messages and data.

Getting Your Discord in Order

Now that you know how to create a Discord server, it’s time to add your friends and start conversations. Using the voice channels on your server, you can get the full benefits of Discord, which are much better than other apps, such as Skype, Zoom, Google Meet, etc.

Have you managed to create your Discord server? Which platform do you use it on? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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