If you noticed other Discord users writing with different name colors and you want to personalize yours, you are in the right place. In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to change name colors on Discord, both on desktop and mobile. Remember that you’ll need admin privileges in the server to change your and other users’ name colors.
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Change Name Color on Mobile
To change your name color in Discord, you need a role with the desired color. All members of a specific role will inherit that role’s color for their name. However, keep in mind that only administrators or people with appropriate permissions can create and assign roles.
Let’s see how to do this process on mobile.
1. Enter the server settings
To do so, just tap on the name of the server and then on “Settings” as shown in the image below.
2. Tap ‘Roles’
There, you will be able to add new roles or modify existing ones.
3. Create a new role
To create a new role, tap onto the plus icon. You can also modify existing roles by clicking on each one.
4. Pick a role color
Once you assign yourself a role, this is the color your name will inherit. You can either pick a color among the already existing ones or tap the dropper icon to select a personalized color from a color wheel.
5. Assign yourself a role
Once you have created a role with the desired color, you can now assign yourself that role. To do this, just go to Server Settings > Members.
6. Select the desired role
From the members’ list, search for your user and tap into it. You will access a user edit window just as it’s shown below. From there, you can assign yourself a role. Additionally, you can repeat this process with the rest of the members on the server.
7. And that’s it!
This is how to change name colors on Discord. Now your new color name will display when you send messages inside the server.
Change Name Color on Desktop
Changing name colors on Discord desktop is a slightly different process than on mobile. Remember that you need to be the server owner or have the necessary permissions in order to create or modify roles. Let’s see the step-by-step process.
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1. Go to ‘Server Settings’
To do this, click on the server’s name and then on ‘Server Settings’.
2. Create a new role
Once inside server settings, head to ‘Roles’. There, click on ‘Create Role’ to add new roles, or modify the already existing ones (if you have any) by clicking on each one.
3. Choose the role color
Once you name your role, it’s time to pick a color. You can either choose among the preset colors or click on the dropper to select a personalized color from a color wheel. Once you are done, don’t forget to save the changes!
4. Enter the members’ list
To do so, click on ‘Members’, inside of ‘Server Settings’. This option is located almost at the end of the menu on the left.
5. Assign yourself a role
If your server has multiple members, you can use the search bar to search for your user. Once you find it, click on the plus icon that appears next to the name. A drop-down menu with all available roles will appear. By selecting the one you desire, your name will change to match that role’s color.
You can also repeat this process with other members on the server if you wish.
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6. And that’s it!
Now your name color is changed, and you will see it when sending messages inside the server.
Having diverse roles is a great way to aesthetically improve your Discord server and differentiate users. Looking for more ways to increase engagement? Try making a poll or hosting an event!