Welcome to our step-by-step guide on how to add someone to a Discord server! If you’re new to Discord or just need a refresher, adding users to your server can be a bit tricky. Fortunately, we’re here to walk you through the process with ease.
Discord is an incredibly popular platform that’s widely used by gamers and non-gamers alike. Whether you’re using Discord to keep in touch with friends, coordinate with teammates, or host a community, being able to add users to your server is essential.
In this guide, we’ll cover several methods for adding users to your Discord server, including sending an invitation link, adding users directly through Discord, using server settings to manage permissions, and using bots to manage the process. We’ll also provide some troubleshooting tips for common issues you may encounter along the way.
Keep reading to learn more about how to add someone to a Discord server and get started with building your community today!
Send an Invitation Link
Sending an invitation link is the easiest way to add someone to your Discord server. To get started, open your server settings by clicking on the downward arrow next to the server name. From there, click on the Instant Invite tab and select the Generate New Invite option.
You can customize your invite link to restrict access by setting a time limit or a maximum number of uses. When you’re ready, click on the Copy button to copy the invite link to your clipboard. Share the link with the person you want to add to your server through email, text message, or any other communication channel you prefer.
When the person clicks on the invite link, they will be prompted to join your server. Once they accept the invitation, they will be added to your server as a member. Keep in mind that the person you invite will only have access to the channels and features that you have granted them permission to access through roles and permissions.
If you want to revoke the invitation link or set a new one, you can do so by clicking on the Edit Invite Link option on the same page where you generated the link. By using invitation links, you can easily add new members to your server without having to manually add each person one by one.
Generate a Server Invite Link
Step 1: Open Discord and navigate to the server you want to invite people to.
Step 2: Click on the server name located at the top-left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Click on “Invite People” from the drop-down menu that appears.
Alternatively, you can right-click on the server name and select “Invite People” from the context menu. This will open the same window as clicking on the “Invite People” option in the drop-down menu.
Once you’ve generated an invitation link, the next step is to share it with the person you want to add to your Discord server. There are several ways to share the link:
- Copy and paste: You can simply copy the link and paste it into a message or email to the person you want to invite. This is the quickest and easiest method, but it requires you to switch between Discord and the messaging or email app.
- Direct message: Another option is to send the invitation link directly to the person through Discord’s direct message feature. This allows you to stay within the Discord app and easily send the link to the person.
- Social media: You can also share the invitation link on social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook, if the person you want to invite is following you there. This method is more public and may not be suitable for all situations.
Whichever method you choose, make sure to include clear instructions on how to join the server. If the person is new to Discord, they may need some guidance on how to use the invitation link to join your server.
Add them Directly through Discord
Another way to add someone to your Discord server is to do it directly through Discord by typing their username and tag into the invite field. This method works if the person is already on your friends’ list or is a member of a server you both are part of.
To add someone directly through Discord, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open Discord and go to your server.
Step 2: Click on the server settings dropdown menu located to the right of the server name.
Step 3: Select ‘Invite People’ from the dropdown menu.
Step 4: Type the username and tag of the person you want to add in the ‘Invite People’ field.
Step 5: Click the ‘Invite’ button.
Note that this method only works if the person is already on your friends’ list or is a member of a server you both are part of. If they are not, you’ll need to use the invitation link method mentioned earlier in this guide.
Search for the Person in Discord
If you know the person’s Discord tag, you can easily search for them using the search bar located at the top left corner of the screen. Type in their username or tag number, and if they are already on your friends list, they will appear in the search results.
Alternatively, you can search for the person by clicking on the “Add Friend” button located on the bottom left corner of your screen. You will then be prompted to enter their Discord tag or email address.
- Tip: If you are having trouble finding the person, make sure that you have entered their tag or username correctly.
- Tip: If you have a large friends list, you can narrow down your search by using the filters provided in the search results.
- Tip: If the person you want to add is not on Discord yet, you can invite them to create an account by clicking on the “Invite People” button located on the bottom left corner of your screen.
If the person you want to add is not on your friends list, you can send them a friend request. Once they accept your request, you can then invite them to join your server.
Click on their Profile and Send a Friend Request
If you know the username of the person you want to add, search for them by clicking on the “Add Friend” button on the bottom left-hand side of your Discord dashboard.
Type their username, including the discriminator (the 4 numbers that follow their username), and click “Send Friend Request.”
Once the person accepts your friend request, you can add them to your server by going to your server settings, selecting “Members,” and then clicking the “+” sign next to their name.
If the person is not currently a member of Discord, they will need to create an account and accept your friend request before you can add them to your server.
Adding someone directly through Discord is a quick and easy way to add friends and contacts to your server without the need for an invitation link.
Use Server Settings to Manage Permissions
If you want to give someone more control over your Discord server or limit what they can do, you can manage their permissions through server settings. This is especially useful if you have a large server with multiple roles and channels.
To manage someone’s permissions, you need to have the Manage Roles or Administrator permission. Once you have this, follow these steps:
- Go to your Discord server and click on the down arrow next to the server name.
- Select Server Settings from the dropdown menu.
- Click on the Roles tab.
- Click on the role you want to modify or create a new role.
- Toggle the permissions on or off for that role.
When you toggle a permission on or off for a role, it will apply to everyone in that role. If you want to change the permissions for an individual user, you can assign them a new role or create a new role just for them.
Keep in mind that the Administrator permission gives complete control over the server, so only give it to people you trust.
Using server settings to manage permissions is a great way to keep your Discord server organized and running smoothly. Just make sure to double-check your changes before saving them to avoid any unintended consequences.
Go to Server Settings and Click on “Members”
To manage permissions for members on your Discord server, go to the server settings by clicking on the server name and selecting “Server Settings”. Next, click on “Members” in the left-hand menu to view a list of current members on your server.
From there, you can manage the roles and permissions of individual members by clicking on their username and selecting “Roles”. You can then assign or remove roles as needed to control what members can see and do on your server.
Keep in mind that roles and permissions are hierarchical, meaning that higher roles will override lower roles. You can also create custom roles with specific permissions to give more control over how your server operates.
By managing roles and permissions for members on your Discord server, you can ensure that everyone has the appropriate level of access and control to maintain a safe and enjoyable community.
Select the Person you Want to Add and Assign Them a Role
Once you have found the person you want to add in your server’s member list, click on their name to open their profile.
Next, click on the “Roles” tab in their profile to assign them a role. Roles can be used to manage permissions for different members in your server. For example, you can create a “Moderator” role and assign it to trusted members to give them moderation abilities.
To assign a role, simply click on the checkbox next to the role you want to assign to the person. You can also create a new role by clicking on the “+” button in the “Roles” tab and customizing its name and permissions.
Once you have assigned the person a role, they will have access to the corresponding permissions and features in your server.
Note that assigning roles can only be done by server administrators and members with the “Manage Roles” permission.
Customize Permissions for the New Member
Once you’ve added a new member to your Discord server and assigned them a role, you can customize their permissions to control what they can and cannot do on the server.
To customize permissions for the new member, go to the server settings and click on the “Roles” tab. Find the role that you assigned to the new member and click on the “Permissions” button.
- You can grant or revoke specific permissions for the role, such as the ability to send messages, join voice channels, or manage channels.
- You can also create custom roles with specific permissions and assign them to individual members.
- Keep in mind that roles with higher positions in the role hierarchy will override the permissions of roles with lower positions.
By customizing permissions for the new member, you can ensure that they have the appropriate level of access and control on the server based on their role and responsibilities.
Use Bots to Manage the Process
If you’re managing a large Discord server with many members, it can be overwhelming to add and manage everyone manually. That’s where bots come in handy! With the help of bots, you can automate many tasks and make the process of adding new members and managing permissions much easier.
There are many bots available for Discord that can help you with various tasks, such as adding new members, assigning roles, and customizing permissions. Some popular bots include MEE6, Dyno, and Carl-bot.
Before you start using bots, make sure to read the documentation carefully and follow the instructions to set them up correctly. You’ll also need to authorize the bots to access your server and grant them the necessary permissions to perform the tasks you want them to do.
Using bots can save you a lot of time and effort and make the process of managing your Discord server much smoother. However, it’s important to use them responsibly and ensure that they don’t compromise the security and privacy of your server and its members.
Install and Configure a Discord Bot
Discord bots are a great way to automate various processes in your server, including managing permissions and adding new members. To get started, you will need to install a bot and configure its settings.
First, search for a bot that fits your needs and add it to your server. You can find many bots through the Discord Bots website or by searching for them directly in the Discord app.
Next, you will need to configure the bot’s settings to ensure that it is properly integrated into your server. This may involve setting permissions for the bot, creating custom commands, or adjusting its behavior based on your preferences.
Once the bot is installed and configured, you can begin using it to manage various aspects of your server. Many bots have pre-built commands and features, while others may require you to create your own custom scripts to fully automate your processes.
Troubleshooting Tips for Common Issues
If you’re having issues with adding friends or managing permissions on Discord, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Here are some common issues and troubleshooting tips:
Issue: Cannot add a friend on Discord.
Solution: Check if you have been blocked by that user, or if the person you are trying to add has reached the maximum number of friends. You can also try to add them through a server you share or ask them to send you a friend request instead.
Issue: Unable to assign roles to members.
Solution: Make sure you have the proper permissions to assign roles. If you do, check if the member has the “Administrator” role, as that role overrides all others. You can also try to refresh the server or check for any server outage or maintenance.
Issue: Bot not working as intended.
Solution: Make sure the bot is properly installed and configured, and check if it has the necessary permissions. Also, check the bot’s documentation or support channels to see if there are any known issues or updates.
Issue: Poor audio quality during voice chat.
Solution: Check your internet connection and try turning off any other programs or downloads that may be taking up bandwidth. You can also try switching to a different server region or adjusting the voice settings in Discord.
Check if the Person is Already in the Server
If you’re having trouble adding someone to your Discord server, the first thing to check is whether they’re already a member. To do this, go to your server’s member list and search for their name. If they’re already in the server, you won’t be able to add them again.
If you can’t find them in the member list, make sure that they’ve accepted your friend request. If they haven’t, they won’t be able to join your server. Send them a message to remind them to accept your request.
If they’ve accepted your request but still can’t join your server, make sure that they haven’t blocked you. If they have, they won’t be able to see your server or receive any invitations.
If you’ve checked all of these possibilities and the person is still not able to join your server, it’s possible that there is a technical issue. Reach out to Discord support for assistance.
Verify that the Invitation Link is Correct and Working
If members are unable to join your server, it could be because the invitation link is incorrect or has expired. Make sure that the link is up-to-date and that you’ve set it to never expire. You can also create a new link to share with the person you want to invite.
Double-check the link to ensure that there are no typos or extra spaces. This can cause errors when members try to join the server. You can test the link yourself to verify that it’s working correctly.
Ensure that the Person has the Necessary Permissions to Join the Server
When a person is unable to join a Discord server, it might be because they do not have the necessary permissions to do so. To check this, go to the Server Settings and click on “Roles”.
Ensure that the @everyone role has the “Create Instant Invite” permission enabled. This allows anyone with the invite link to join the server, regardless of their role or permissions.
If the person has a specific role in the server, ensure that the role has the necessary permissions to join the server. If the person is still unable to join the server, try giving them a higher role with more permissions.
It’s also important to check that the person has not been banned from the server. If they have, they will not be able to join until they are unbanned by a server administrator.