• July 2, 2021 •

How To Add, Manage and Delete Roles in Discord

Discord is a voice and text chat platform, mostly used by people who stream games or other things live. other than that people also use discord to create a voice and chat community where they can discuss anything they want; A lot of different Discord communities are currently ongoing if you want you can join any of them. if not then you can create a personal group on Discord.

There are several different features that Discord offers that are missing from other similar platforms. one such feature is that you can assign roles to different members on Discord who are in your group. So, in this article, we will be discussing how to add, manage and delete roles in Discord of different members.

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What Are Discord Roles?

On Discord, a role is defined by the admin of the group with a set of different permissions with a name. For instance, there is a role called @everyone, it basically gives a variety of different permissions to the users, mostly the basic ones like replying on the server and reading the messages or sending simple texts and media.

The admin of the server can create a role called Moderator who will be having a few responsibilities like he can mute or ban other users from that server. So, to sum it up if a user of a server is a moderator, then that user will have powers or access of everyone plus the powers of the Moderator.

Discord Permissions

In general, on a Discord server, there are a total of 29 different permissions which can be customized according to the admin of the server. These 29 permissions are mainly divided into General, Text, and Voice permissions. So if you want to assign roles to different users in a server, then you must know what each permission does, so below we have brief information about each of the permissions available on a Discord server.

General Permissions

Administrator- The administrator is the one who has created the server or the owner of that particular discord server. Admin basically grants and revokes all of the permissions for other users, and admin can also manipulate the roles assigned in a server.

View Audit Log- if you want to read the server’s audit log then you must have the view audit log permission.

Manage Server- using the manager server permission you will be able to move your server to a different location or change the name of the server.

Manage Roles- If you want to assign different roles to a user or to revoke roles from a user then you must have permission to manage roles, only then you can manipulate the roles, mostly this permission is with the admin and the moderator of a server.

Manage Channels- Using this permission you will be able to create, edit and delete the channels on a particular server on Discord.

Kick Members- if you want to kick a member from a Discord server then you need to have this specific permission to kick members only then you will be able to kick other users of a discord server.

Ban Members – As the name suggests, this will help you to ban members from a discord server.

Create Instant Invite- By having the create instant invite permission you will be able to invite anyone to the discord’s server instantly.

Change Nickname- this one is mere basic permission which most of the users in a server would be having, as it will allow the users to change their own nickname to something else.

Manage Nickname- To change the nicknames of other users from the particular server you need to have the manage nickname permission.

Manage Emojis- To restrict or allow a certain kind of emojis on the server you need to have these manage emojis permissions.

Manage Webhooks- To create, edit and delete webhooks, you need to have this permission.

Read text Channels and See Voice Channels- To read the messages on channels of a server you need to have this permission.

Text Permissions

Send Messages- This one is also very basic permission, so if you want to send message channels on a discord server, then you need to have these basic send message permissions.

Send TTS Messages- To send text-to-speech messages on discord channels you need to have this permission.

Manage Messages- Using the manage messages permission you will be able to delete or pin messages sent by other users or the messages which are sent by you.

Embed Links- To embed links on your messages you need to have this permission.

Attach Files- To attach files on a chat inside the discord server you need to have the attach files permission.

Read Message History- A very basic permission for the users which allows them to scroll back and have access to previous messages.

Mention Everyone- Using this permission you will be able to trigger a push notification to every member who is a part of that specific chat inside a discord server.

Use External Emojis- With this permission, you will be able to use external emojis from outside the server inside which you are chatting.

Add Reactions- To add new reactions to messages sent on the chat you need to have this permission on the Discord server.

Voice Permissions

Connect- If you want to connect to the voice channel of a discord server then you need to have the connect permission of voice on discord.

Speak- Without the speak permission you won’t be able to speak on voice chats on discord, so this is basic permission required on a discord voice channel to chat.

Mute Members- Using this permission you will be able to mute other users, which means they won’t be able to speak on the channel unless they are unmuted again. This could be handy permission but not every user should have it.

Deafen Members- With the deafen members’ permission you will be able to turn off another user’s ability to hear on the voice channel of discord.

Move Members- If you want to move one member from a channel to another channel then you need to have this move member’s permission.

Use Voice Activity- With this permission users will be able to speak on the voice channel without using the push-to-talk button.

Priority Speaker- Once this permission is granted to a user, then whenever that user speaks discord will lower the volumes of other members on the voice channel so that the priority speaker has a louder voice and everyone can hear it.

How To Add, Manage And Delete Roles In Discord

How To Create Roles in Discord

Creating roles in a Discord server should be one of the top priorities while cresting a server or a community on Discord. As it will help you a lot in organizing a server. You can always edit the roles in the future, but creating some basic roles before you start adding users to your server is a good practice and something which should be followed by everyone. Below we have the steps to create roles on Discord. You can go through them and create your own roles.

  1. First, you need to log in to Discord with your account and then access your server.How To Add, Manage And Delete Roles In Discord
  2. Now, you need to select the small drop-down arrow located at the right side of the server name and then click on the option that says Server Settings.How To Add, Manage And Delete Roles In Discord
  3. Here you will find Roles in the left window pane. There you should see a single role named @everyone.
  4. Find and click on the + icon from the top of the center pane and then you can start adding roles to your server.How To Add, Manage And Delete Roles In Discord
  5. In the next step, you need to enter the name of the role which you want to create, then assign its color to avoid any confusion.
  6. The most important step while creating a role is to review the permissions of the roles, so in this step, you need to review all the 32 permissions for the role which you have just created and choose the one which you want to allow for the specific role.
  7. Finally, click on Save Changes at the bottom.
How To Add, Manage And Delete Roles In Discord

Repeat the above steps for each different roles that you want to create.

Assigning different roles to different users will allow your server to run smoothly and in an organized manner. Also, it will let you divide the users into different hierarchy levels and you can assign lower permission roles to the newcomers, while the knowns and the responsible ones can have the higher priority roles like a moderator or admin.

How To Assign Roles in Discord

So the next step after creating the roles on your server would be to assign the roles to the users who are on your server on Discord. So, below we have a quick tutorial on how to assign roles on Discord on your server.

  1. First, select the user you want to assign a role from the right side of the discord screen.How To Add, Manage And Delete Roles In Discord
  2. Find and click on the small + icon right below the username and then select the role from the menu that pops up.

Repeat the steps similarly for each users to assign the roles to each of the members of your server on Discord.

How To Add, Manage And Delete Roles In Discord

Alternatively, you can also add roles to the members quickly by simply right-clicking the user and then select the roles which you want to assign and then click on the roles you want to add from the popup menu that appears. You can add as many roles as you want to all of the users.

How To Assign Roles On Discord Mobile

Above we had just discussed how to assign roles on the Discord server using a computer. Now if you have a mobile phone and you are using discord on your mobile then here is a tutorial on how to assign roles on discord mobile. Most of the steps are similar to the desktop tutorial, but the placement of the settings is slightly different below we have discussed that.

  1. Open discord mobile, on your mobile phone.
  2. Now, from the settings, scroll down to the option that says, Members.How To Add, Manage And Delete Roles In Discord
  3. Find and click on the usernames to whom you want to assign an existing role.
  4. Now, tap on the checkboxes located next to each of the member’s names for the role which you are assigning on your Discord server.
How To Add, Manage And Delete Roles In Discord

Editing Roles In Discord Mobile

If you want to edit the assigned roles of your server on Discord then here is how you can edit it.

  1. Open Discord and head towards your server.How To Add, Manage And Delete Roles In Discord
  2. Tap on the role you want to edit.
  3. Now, you can scroll through the list to make any changes you want to make in the specific role.
How To Add, Manage And Delete Roles In Discord

That’s it you have successfully changed the role and its permissions, repeat the same steps for other roles as well.

How To Manage Roles In Discord

Managing roles on Discord is a pretty simple task, it is very similar to the steps we used in creating the roles on Discord. If you are the admin of a server and you wish to add more roles or edit the already assigned roles, all of it can be done pretty easily. You can even run your own server with only two roles admin and everyone that’s it.

Gradually, when your server and community grow with more and more people joining the discord group then you can assign more roles accordingly to manage and organize the group in a neat way.

On the left pane of the Discord o computer, you will be able to see the roles page which will display all the names of all the roles that you have created till now. Also, the usernames on the server will display in specific color which you have set according to the roles assigned to the user.

How To Delete Roles In Discord

if you are the admin and by chance, you have created some unnecessary roles, or if you wish to delete any of the existing roles from your server on discord. then below we have the steps that you need to follow in order to dele a role on your server on Discord.

  1. On your Server in Discord, select the small dropdown arrow located next to your server and then select Server Settings.
  2. Find and select Roles in the left window pane and then select the role that you wish to delete.
  3. Finally, scroll down and then click on the Delete (Rollname) button then click on Okay and the assigned role will be deleted. You can repeat the steps to delete other roles as well.
How To Add, Manage And Delete Roles In Discord

How To Automatically Assign Roles In Discord

if you wish to assign the roles to the users who join the group automatically, then for that you need to use a discord bot. Managing a large group of people on Discord could be a pain, and for that Discord have an option to add bots to your server who can manage things for you accordingly.

If you are an Admin and you still cant manage the server?

This is most likely to happen because the creator of the server assigned you the admin role, but they never gave the permissions to the admin to manage the server, for that you need to contact the owner or the creator of that server and then ask them to verify the permissions you have as an admin.

Final verdict

Role management is a big task when it comes to the Discord server specially when it starts to gain more and more users.

The total limit of roles on a Discord server is around 250 different roles. I hope this would help you in better managing the roles on Discord.

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