How to Transfer Ownership on Discord

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If you no longer want to be the owner of a Discord server, you can transfer ownership to another user. Discover how to do it step by step in today's post.
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When Discord introduced the server ownership system, it revolutionized the way server management was done. Gone were the days when one person ran the server and made all the decisions for the users. Instead, new owners can be appointed if the owner decides to share their authority. Therefore, in this article, we’ll show you how to transfer ownership on Discord.

Some people prefer a completely non-bureaucratic approach to hosting, while others love to help new users every time they log in. But there is something to be said for delegating authority to other members or administrators who have been around longer and have built their reputation within the community.

Transfer Discord Ownership on Desktop

Step #1: Open your Discord app on your desktop and click the Server Name bar. When the options menu opens, click the Server Settings tab.

Server Settings on Discord

Step #2: Under the User Management section, click on the Members tab.

Members section on the User Management menu

Step #3: Once in the Members section, hover over desired user’s name and click the three dots to open a sub-menu where you can click on Transfer OwnershipThat’s it!

Transfer Discord Server Ownership on Mobile

Transferring a Discord server ownership on mobile is very similar to doing so in the desktop app. Therefore, the first thing you’ll have to do is open your Discord mobile app.

Step #1: Click the Server Name bar.

server

Step #2: When the options menu opens, click the Settings tab.

Settings menu

Step #3: Once on the Server Settings menu, you’ll find and click the Members tab under the User Management section. The app will show you all of the server’s members.

Hover over desired user’s name and click the three dots to open a sub-menu where you can click on Transfer OwnershipThat’s it!

As the owner of the server, you also have the option to ban or kick another member for the safety of the whole community.

kick or ban a member

Frequently Asked Questions About Discord Ownership

Have you ever wondered about how to transfer ownership on Discord? Well, we have some answers for you. In this section, you’ll find a list of FAQs along with answers on how to transfer ownership on Discord.

You can’t leave your own server before transferring ownership to another member. If you don’t want to transfer ownership or be the owner of your server, the only way to leave it for good is to delete the server. Remember: Only the server owner has the ability to delete it, regardless of the permissions assigned to any member.

You’ll have to open your Discord app on your desktop and click the Server Name bar. When the options menu opens, click the Server Settings tab.

You’ll then have the option to Delete Server.

Once you delete your account, Discord will typically place it on hold for 15 to 30 days so that you can be recover it in case you’ve inadvertently deleted it.

Once that period expires, Discord begins the process of removing identifying information and anonymizing or adding other information. Most of this happens quickly, but it may take up to 45 days to remove identifying information from backup copies.

Discord retains aggregated and anonymized information. The platform can no longer identify you with this information. As it’s no longer linked to you as an individual.

No, you cannot expel the current owner of a Discord server. The only way to change ownership is by using the invite link.

Overall, there are a lot of crucial things to consider when transferring ownership on Discord. It’s not something that you should rush over. Mainly, you’ll need to do what’s best for the server’s members, to keep the community spam-free, safe, and a cool place for everyone!

So remember, whether you decide to transfer, or stay owner yourself, you can always make it a temporary transfer. The important thing to remember is that it’s there as a way to share authority more equally among the members of your community.

Victoria Mortimer

Victoria Mortimer

I'm a journalist with a Social Communication degree, community manager, and content creator with over five years of experience. Now, I'm working as an independent writer passionate about community building, entrepreneurship, and social media.

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