You have configured yourself a sweet server in Discord. Some of your closest friends, some awesome new people, and the place is booming. You would like to think that you can handle everything on your own, but as the server builds, more time will take away from your other activities just to maintain it.
It may be time to establish a hierarchy and share some of that power with the most trusted.
Giving administrative privileges to some people is a great way to create a strong hierarchy within the server. You can call them officers, the Gestapo, or any other smart game in the ranking you can imagine, but it's the permissions that play the part.
For more information on the good administrative options available in Discord, see this article.
Permits, Roles and Leadership Assignments
In this article, I will show you where to locate the permissions of your server and channel, how to create roles with the necessary permissions that you are looking for and incorporate some people into the "big club" of the administrative role.
The entire Discord permission system is based on the roles it creates and assigns to its server members. Permissions can be assigned by role for the server and channel levels. To get started, you will need to learn how to create these roles and configure the permissions for each one.
Creation of roles
To access the permissions part of your Discord server regime, you must first configure different rolles that you can assign to your members. Owning a server means that you will never have to assign a role to yourself unless you like the tag name as it has all the permissions by default.
As indicated, you can create any role with any name that you consider necessary and best represented by your server. Multiple roles can be assigned to an individual member, all consisting of different permissions. A single role will consist of a name, a set of permissions for which the role is designed, and the members assigned to it.
To create, delete, or assign permissions to roles:
- Open the "Server Settings" menu by clicking on the server name at the top of the center console while in Discord.
Switch to the "Roles" tab in the menu on the left.
- By default, when creating a new server, the only role already created is @everyone. This role is set for everyone on the server and already has some permissions attached. It is the role that each member is automatically assigned when joining their server.
To create a new function, click on the “+” icon to the right of “FUNCTIONS”.
- Name the role as you like, assign a color to that role to differentiate its appearance from the others.
Then go to Role settings Y General permissions. Once a role has been created, you can assign specific server-wide permissions for that role by activating or deactivating the buttons for each specified permission.
- The first option in the "General Permissions" section should be the administrator permission. Activate this to grant you an almost identical permission role.
Once you're done click Save Changes.
Now that you have created one or two roles, you will need to apply those roles to your server members. Hopefully, you have set variable permissions for each created role that relate to how you view your hierarchy within your developing server. Depending on the permissions granted by those roles, you will decide which members receive which role.
Once you have created the roles, you can start assigning the appropriate members. You can assign them by doing the following:
- In the "Server Configuration" window, open the "Members" tab.
To the right of each member's name is a "+". Click on this “+” and choose an available role to assign to that member. Remember that you can assign multiple roles to a single member if applicable.
- The provided role is for the entire server, so any permission associated with the role is now assigned to that member.
- To remove a role that a member has been assigned to, hover over the role to the right of the member's name and click the "X" located within the colored circle.
Channel permissions for administrators and others
As an added boost to server state, you can also assign variable permissions to specific voice and text channels. Please note that channel permissions will override all permissions granted by the server. So before you go crazy adding and removing permissions on channels, understand the point of even adding them in the first place.
A Content Creator has supreme domain and administrator-like permission levels to ensure they can stream comfortably. This means transmitting without interference or other limbs being too unpleasant.
To add permissions to channels:
- Access the “Channel Configuration” menu by selecting the channel that needs adjustment and clicking on the gear icon.
- From the "Channel Settings" window, open the "Permissions" tab in the menu on the right side.
As it was for server roles, @everyone is already created by default. To adjust the permissions of any role, select it from the available ones and scroll down the list.
- You can Allow (green check mark) or Deny (red “X”) all permissions in the list by clicking on their respective check boxes.
- Add new roles or specific members to channel permissions for those who want to have administration privileges for that specific channel. Just click "+" similar to how it was done for server roles and add it.
- Hit the Save Changes button when you have finished assigning roles and channel permissions.
How to assign roles in Discord Mobile
Like the desktop version, the mobile version of Discord also allows you to assign or unassign roles to members. From the Discord mobile app, follow these steps:
- Access the server for which you want to create or manage roles.
- Touchez the channel name. In this screenshot it appears as #general at the top:
- From the screen that appears, Touchez "Permissions"
- The permissions in the application will allow you to "Add a role". Touch this and you can modify the permissions of each user or channel.
The ability to make changes from within the Discord app means you can manage your servers on the go.
Server ownership transfer
To provide someone else with the latest administrative permissions, there is always a complete transfer of ownership of the server. The server may have become too large to handle and with your current daily activities, you simply cannot fit it into your schedule.
If you want to transfer control of your server to someone else, here is how to do it:
- Back in the "Server Settings" menu, open the "Members" tab located in the "User Management" section.
- Scroll over the name of the member who will take the reins and click on the Triple Point icon on the right.
- Select Transfer Property from the provided menu.
That's all about it. You will remain a member of the server after losing your administrative rights.