How To Make Announcement Channels On Discord

Do you want to have a channel solely for updates and announcements on your Discord community? Or do you want to allow people to follow the channel to post important messages you publish on their own servers? Either way, adding an Announcement Channel to your community is the way to go. Follow our guide below to learn how to create one Discord.


If you’re handling a large Community Server on Discord, there are important updates that you’ll have to post from time to time. However, we understand that not every member hangs out on your server at all times.

Thankfully, Discord allows you to create Announcement Channels, which people can follow to get your updates on their servers. In this way, they can get your messages and posts on places they usually hang around.

Follow our quick guide below, and we’ll show you how to create Announcement Channels on your Discord Community Server.

How to create an Announcement Channel on Discord

If you want a channel where other members can follow to post your messages and posts in another place, you can create an Announcement channel on Discord. When someone follows it, the app publishes selected messages on their servers, giving them the latest updates in servers where they usually hang around.

You can create an Announcement channel on the Discord app on your computer or mobile device. In our step-by-step tutorials below, we’ll guide you on how to create one on both devices.

On your computer:

  1. Launch the Discord desktop app or open their web browser client and sign in to your account.
  2. Go to one of the Community Servers that you own.
  3. Click the plus icon beside “Text Channels.”

  4. Once the pop-up window appears on your screen, select Announcement Channel on the Channel Type section.

  5. Add a channel name and click “Create Channel” on the bottom right.

After creating an Announcement Channel, you can go ahead and publish posts within it. If someone follows the channel, they’ll immediately receive a copy of the latest messages on their server.

Please note that Discord won’t post mentions like “@everyone” or “@here” to servers that follow the channel.

You can also edit convert one of your existing channels and make it an Announcement Channel by clicking the gear icon beside its name and toggling the option on the Overview tab.

On the mobile app:

  1. After opening the Discord app, tap the hamburger icon on the top left and head to one of your Community Servers.
  2. Tap the plus icon beside “Text Channels.”

  3. Name your channel and select the Announcement Channel option as its type.

  4. Tap the check on the top right to create the channel.

You can convert an existing channel on the mobile app by tapping its name at the top of the screen, selecting Settings on the menu, and checking the box beside the Announcement Channel option.

Editing posts published on Announcement Channels also change the messages on servers that follow it. Please make sure to check your permission settings to make sure that only people you trust can post on the channel.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to set up Announcement Channels, you can now create a place where you can solely post important announcements and updates regarding your community. With the help of this feature, server members can get ahold of your posts and messages even without hanging out on your community at all times.

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