Discord is a chatting application that allows both text and voice chat along with other mind-blowing features like live streaming. It permits the user to create/join the server to communicate with its members under one roof. Furthermore, the user can also create a private server to keep the chat private between specific members and the admin. No one can join the private server without the admin’s invitation.
This article will cover the methods to set up a private server in Discord using the following outline:
How to Set Up the Private Server in Discord?
To set up the private servers in Discord, first, create a simple server and then restrict its permissions. Let’s see the implementation in the given instructions.
Step 1: Create a Server
Launch the Discord application via the Start menu and click on the “Add a server” plus icon to create the server:
Upon doing so, the “Create a server” wizard will appear on the screen. Choose the “Create My Own” option to create server from scratch:
Step 2: Choose Server Type
Next, select the type of the server “For me and my friends” as pointed below and proceed:
Step 3: Enter Server Name
Afterward, enter the name of the server in the “SERVER NAME” field and click on the “Create” button:
In our scenario, the server named “Private” is created.
Step 4: Access Server’s Settings
The next step is to access the server’s settings. To do so, go to the created server, hit the Server name, and press the “Server Settings” option from the drop-down:
Step 5: Disable Permissions
From the server settings, go to the “Roles” and open the “Permissions” menu. Allow only “View Channels” permission and disable the rest. Next, hit the “Save Changes” button to apply the changes:
After performing all the above operations, the private server will be created.
Bonus Tip: Set Up a Private Server in Discord Mobile App
Discord mobile app also facilitates the user to set up a private server. Below is the detailed guide for setting up the private server.
Step 1: Add Server
First, launch the Discord on mobile app, and set up the new server by pressing the “Plus” icon:
Choose the “Create My Own” option and proceed:
Step 2: Select Server Type
Next, create the server for friends only by choosing the “For me and my friends” option:
Step 3: Enter Server Name
In the “SERVER NAME” section, enter the server name and press the “Create Server” button. Furthermore, server images can also be uploaded if required:
The server named “Private Server” is created.
Step 4: Open Server Settings
Go to the newly created server from the left menu and click on the server name:
A pop-up screen will appear, click on the settings “Gear” icon to access the server’s settings:
Step 5: Go to Roles
In the “Server Settings”, go to the “Roles” settings:
Step 6: Go to Default Permissions
After that, hit the “@everyone” option to access the default permissions:
Step 7: Disable Permissions
Turn on the “View Channels” permission only and disable the remaining:
Upon doing so, the private server will be created. That’s it for setting up the private server in Discord.
To set up the private server in Discord, launch Discord and press the “Add a Server” icon. Then, select the necessary options for server types and enter the name in the “SERVER NAME” section and create the server. Afterward, go to “Roles” settings under the “Server Settings”, disable all permissions, and allow only the “View Channel” option. This blog has addressed how you can set up a private server in Discord.