Discord is assuredly one of the most famous Social Media platforms for Gamers surpassing TeamSpeak, Skype, and more. Most games have their Server on Discord for their fans to follow, but the most considerable part is you can make a server for your community on your own. Any Discord server is like a group chat on steroids designed to take in contact with your community. So, Here is how you can build a server on Discord. Let’s start.
In this article, we would take a look at the steps on how to create and effectively manage a Discord Server. I would define what every feature does and why you should or should not allow it.
1. Creating a Discord Server
Creating a Server on Discord is much simple, Open the Discord Site or Download the Discord App ( Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, or iOS ) and then log-in.
In case you log in for the first time, you will get a popup asking you to create or join a server. Whether you already have a Discord account, Click on the “+” Icon on the Bottom Left to Start. There is more a way to create Discord Server from existing templates. To make that, you can start here.
This would open a new popup, so Click on the Create a Server Button.
Now Fill out the essentials such as Name of your Server, and maybe a Picture. In case you are not sure about the picture, you can skip that for forthwith. Tick the “Create” Button to proceed.
Here That’s it, and you have Successfully Generated your first Discord server. This Discord would prompt you to invite friends to your Server. Well, You can go ahead and ask your discord friends or skip it for next.
2. Adjust Server Settings
So, To customize the server settings, click on the server name at the top -left corner and click on Server settings options. We will focus on Overview, Settlement, and Interactions sections.
Now First, in the overview section, you can allow the AFK Channel and AFK Timeout. Discord will automatically transfer people to AFK channel if they are down for longer than AFK Timeout. That would come in handy when you need to optimize the Server and don’t want people who aren’t interacting altogether.
Instantly, you can scroll down and change the Default Notification Settings from all Messages to only mentions so that somebody doesn’t get disturbed by all the notes on your Server.
Into the moderation section, you can Change the Verification Level and Content Filter on your Server. In case you have friends on your account, you can fix it as “Don’t scan any media content,” however if your Server is going to be public, it is most useful to scan media content for inappropriate content.
Ultimately, On the Interactions tab, you can join your other Accounts Such as Steam, YouTube, Reddit, etc. to your Discord.
3. Adding People to your Server
To join people to your Server, click the server name on the top left and Select Invite People.
Discord will Create a link, and you can share it with your Friends via Email, iMessage, WhatsApp, and more.
4. Managing Roles on your Server
To handle roles on your Server, you can Click on Server Name > Server settings > Roles and then click the ( + ) Symbol to add a new part.
These roles are titles given to specific members of your Server that describe what they can control on the Server. These settings are pretty straight forward; all you want to do is Set a Designation and Color, and Select what they can do on your Server.
Now you have roles on your Server. You can fill in these roles by operating to Server Settings> Members, and you can see all the members on your Server. Now Click Plus (+) Symbol Beside the Name and then Select the Role for the Member.
5. Creating Channels and Categories
Every Channel is nothing but a chat area for all the people to talk on that Server. So, There are Two Types of Channels, a Text Channel, and a Voice Channel. People generate multiple avenues for different purposes.
There are channels to talk about textures, Builds, beta versions, various Minecraft apps like technical support, Dungeons and Earth, and regular chat for Minecraft players. Now, Voice channels are mostly used to communicate with people on the Server while on the game. Also, Admins create pathways for rules to follow on their Server, FAQ, announcements, and the channel list to describe all the channels in that Server.
Therefore, to create a channel in your Server, click on the server name at the top-left corner and then click on Create Channel.
Now Select the type of circuit you want to create, give it a name, and Click the Create Channel. You can also do it privately so that people with invites can participate.
Here Coming to Categories, you can Create Categories by Click on the Server Name at the top-left corner and then click Create Category. Specific Categories section lets you divide your channels based on Context.
Open your Category a Name and then Click Create Category. Presently, you can drag your channels into different types so that you can track them quickly.
6. Boosting your Server for more features
Based on your Server’s reputation and interaction, Discord would unlock special features for your Server. So, You can check out your server status anytime by Click on the Server Name > Server settings > Server Boost Status. While your Server grows, you would receive extra perks exclusive to your range.
You can utilize any social media platform to get in contact with friends or your gaming community. Because Discord is made specifically for gaming, it offers more control for your requirement and offers as multiple channels as you want in your Server. Now, What do you think? Are you going to build a Discord server for your favorite game? Let me know in the comments below.