How to Easily Rename a Discord Server with Just a Few Clicks

Renaming a Discord server is a simple process that only takes a minute. As an active Discord user for over 5 years and server admin, I’ll walk you through exactly how to change your server name on both desktop and mobile.

Why Would You Want to Rename Your Server?

There’s a few common reasons you may want to change your server name:

  • Your server name no longer fits the topic or community
  • You want to rebrand the server
  • There was a typo in the original name
  • You transferred ownership and want to put your own spin on it

No matter the reason, renaming a Discord server is painless.

Requirements for Renaming a Discord Server

Renaming a server is restricted to those with the appropriate permissions:

  • Server Owner – The person who created the server has full permissions to rename it.
  • Admins – Admins can also rename the server if they’ve been granted that permission.

So if you didn’t create the server yourself, you’ll need to have admin permissions to change the name.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Rename a Server

On Desktop

Renaming your Discord server on desktop only takes a few clicks:

  1. Click on the current server name in the upper left corner
  2. Select “Server Settings”
  3. Go to the “Overview” tab
  4. In the Server Name field, delete the current name
  5. Type your new server name
  6. Click “Save Changes” at the bottom

And that’s it! The new server name will now display across Discord.

On Mobile

The process is very similar on mobile:

  1. Tap the dropdown menu (3 dots or 3 lines) next to the server name
  2. Select “Server Settings”
  3. Tap “Overview”
  4. Tap the Server Name field to edit it
  5. Delete the old name and type the new name
  6. Tap the save icon to save your changes

Pro Tips for Renaming Your Server

Here’s some tips to make your server renaming go smoothly:

  • Keep it simple – Short, clever names tend to work better than long names most people won’t remember.
  • Make it descriptive – Having keywords related to your server topic in the name makes it easier to find.
  • Avoid typos – Double check the new name doesn’t have any errors before saving.
  • Inform your members – Give your members a heads up you’ll be renaming to avoid confusion.

Wrapping Up

As you can see, renaming a Discord server only takes a minute, even if you’re new to Discord.

With great server naming privileges also comes great responsibility. Use your powers wisely grasshopper.

Hopefully this guide gave you a straight-forward walkthrough of exactly how to change your server name on both desktop and mobile Discord. Best of luck with your newly renamed server!