So, you’re ready to quit the Discord server you own. But before you leave, you want to know how to transfer someone else your privileges as an ownership.
In this article, you’ll learn how to transfer another server member ownership of your Discord server using different devices.
What Do You Need to Transfer Ownership?
Before I tell you how to transfer ownership of a Discord server, you should know what tools you need to do it. Now, you can do this transfer using the desktop app for Windows or Mac, the browser, or an app for iOS or Android.
But just because you are a moderator or have a role with a lot of permissions on a server doesn’t mean you can transfer ownership to someone else. Having privileges doesn’t make you the owner of the server.
So, only the owner of a Discord server can transfer server ownership. Each server can only have up to four owners.
A server with no owner will keep running for a while, but the service will eventually delete it. If you want the server to keep running, make sure you transfer your ownership to another member of the server.
As was already said, you can do this on a Windows computer, a Mac, a Chromebook, or an iOS or Android device. The idea is pretty much the same everywhere.
Transfer Ownership of a Discord Server on Windows 10 and macOS
Since Discord is a VoIP app for gamers, it was designed and built mainly for Windows platforms, which is what most gamers use.
But the platform is no longer just for gamers (for instance, many cryptocurrency-oriented startups prefer using Discord for communicating with their communities).
As a result, the app is now also available on Apple computers. The way to transfer ownership in macOS apps works the same as in Windows apps.
Here’s how to quickly and easily transfer another member of the server ownership of the server through the Windows or Mac app for Discord.
- Open the Discord app and use the server list on the left to find the server in question.
- Right-click the icon of the server.
- Move your mouse over “Server Settings.”
- Click “Members” in the menu that appears on the side.
- Find the member of the server to whom you want to give ownership and transfer your mouse over the entry.
- Click on the icon with three dots.
- Select on “Change/Transfer Ownership.”
- If asked, confirm the transfer.
How to Transfer Ownership of a Discord Server on Chromebook
There isn’t a Discord app for Chrome OS devices, which is too bad. This shouldn’t be a surprise, since Chromebooks are mostly based on browsers. Don’t worry, though, because you can also use your browser to get to Discord. You can log into your account on Discord.com the same option you would log into any other app or service.
But if you don’t want to use your credentials to log in, the login screen for Discord has a QR code you can scan with your mobile app (if it’s already open). Here’s how to use the QR code option to log in to Discord.
- Go to Discord.com.
- Click “Open Discord” in your browser.
- You’ll see a QR code.
- Get out your phone or tablet and open the app for Discord.
- Find the icon for your profile at the bottom right of the screen.
- Choose “select QR Code.”
- Use the camera on your smartphone or tablet to make sure that the QR code on your computer’s screen is inside the white box on your device.
Check to see if you can trust the computer.
Once you’re logged in, follow the steps for the Windows/Mac app above to transfer server ownership.
How to Transfer Ownership of a Discord Server on iOS/Android
Select the server to which you want to transfer ownership from the left-hand list.
- Swipe left to bring up the channel list.
- At the top of the screen, next to the server’s name, tap the three-dot icon
- Select “Settings.”
- Scroll down to the “User Management” section and tap “Members.”
- Tap the name of the user to whom you want to transfer the ownership.
- Tap “Transfer Ownership.” and Confirm it
What If There Is No Discord Server Owner?
Every Discord server has an owner at some point, even if it’s a bot. A server can’t be made without one (more on this later). But if the only owner of a Discord server deletes their account without transferring it to someone else, the server will continue to delete without an owner for a while.
During this time, the people who belong to the server will be able to use it, but if nothing is done, the server will be deleted on its own at some point. So, a server member can’t become the owner on their own, even if they have all the same privileges as the owner.
- Go to the Support page for Discord.
- select “Help & Support” under “What can we help you with?”
- Enter your email address. Make sure you enter the email address you use for your Discord account. If you have more than one Discord account, use the address for the account that is on the server in question.
- Under “Type of question?”, select “Server Ownership Transfer Request.”
- In the “Subject” field, enter something like “Server owner deleted their account, need help with server ownership transfer.”
- Under “Description,” be clear and thorough about what your problem is. Make sure you share everything that’s important here. If you know the username of the previous owner, add that as well.
- Under “Server Member Count,” choose either 100 or >100, depending on how big the server is now.
- Attach files if you need to. Click “Submit” to finish up.
Most of these transfer requests are handled quickly and without problems, but you should know that servers with fewer than 100 members might not be a priority. However, we can safely say that Discord Support will do everything it can to help you with your request.
FAQ On Discord Server
How do I get rid of the Discord server’s owner?
Most server owners are honest and reliable, especially when it comes to large servers. But no Discord account is completely safe from hacking and other kinds of unauthorized access.
Also, the owner could start to act in a way that hurts the server as a whole. There is no way to kick the owner or creator of a server. Still, this means that a bad server member can’t work with anyone to get rid of the server owner.
How do you transfer Discord bot ownership of a Discord server?
Bot ownership was never a goal when Discord was made. You can’t transfer ownership to a bot by default. Still, there are ways to use Python and “discord.js” settings that might help a user make a Discord owner bot. Still, this isn’t easy and will involve complicated methods and help from a third party. If you care about your server, you shouldn’t change bot ownership unless you know how to code.
What is a server on Discord?
After making a Discord account, you can add friends and talk to other Discord users. But the main idea behind Discord is to use “servers” as chat rooms. Anyone who uses Discord can create and run a server. Inside of each server, you can add, change, or remove channels and give different users permission to use them. In short, a Discord server is a place where people can talk to each other in a group.
How safe is a Discord server?
Hackers can get into Discord servers and accounts, and they do this all the time. If you set the right privacy settings and give trusted people the job of dealing with spam messages, different bots, and rude users, you can make it a safe place for people with similar interests to hang out, talk, play video games, and do much more.
Why is Discord only for people over 13?
Users under the age of 13 are not allowed to sign up for a Discord account. This is because of the Terms of Service for Discord. When it comes to NSFW (Not Safe for Work) content, Discord’s support staff keeps a close eye on it. On Discord servers that say “18+,” you can post content that is not safe for work (set by server owner).