How To See Who Booted Or Kicked Someone Off A Channel In Discord
Last Updated: May 3, 2020
Managing a busy channel on Discord can feel like a full time job some days. Whether it’s a full moon or something in the water, there are days when people behave in the strangest ways. If you’re a server owner or channel admin, it’s your job to control the masses and kicking quickly becomes the order of the day. But what about afterwards? How can you see who booted or kicked someone off a channel in Discord?
The majority of our time on Discord is a positive and fun time. People just want to get along and talk about their games, their lives or whatever. Some days though. Some days it seems everyone just wants to cause trouble and make as much fuss as possible. Kicking and banning is a tool of last resort but sometimes it cannot be helped.
Oftentimes everyone knows why they were kicked. Sometimes users will either deny knowledge of why or rarely, genuinely not know why they were kicked. So how can you tell who did it and why?
See who kicked users in Discord
The answer is to use the audit logs. You will need to be the server owner or have been granted the View Audit Logs or the Administrator permissions to view them. If you have those permissions, do this:
- Select the server that includes the channel people were kicked from.
- Select the dropdown menu by the server and select Server Settings.
- Select Audit Log to view all actions that have taken place in chronological order.
The audit logs are where you go to see what has happened while you were away. They record every action that requires admin permissions and will record:
- Channel creation, deletion and updates
- Channel permission creation, deletion and updates
- Emoji creation, deletion and updates
- Invite creation, deletion and updates
- Member kicks, bans and unbans
- Member role and nickname updates
- Role creation, deletion and updates
- Server updates
- Webhook creation, deletion and updates
- Message deletion by users and bots
The logs we are interested in are in the center there, member kicks, bans and unbans. If you use the audit log, they will say something like ‘Username kicked Username’ and have a timestamp underneath. You can select the entry to drill down for any extra detail you might need. If your admin or moderator added a kick reason, which they should, it will be listed within the log detail.
Managing a Discord server or channel
Managing a Discord server or channel can be incredibly straightforward and require very little in the way of moderation. Or it can be a real pain as mentioned at the top. There just seems to be some days when people act crazy so having kick and ban tools can be incredibly useful at times.
The vast majority of the time, if you follow a few simple guidelines you can create a positive and rewarding community on Discord.
- Have clear rules and punishment for breaking the rules on each server or channel.
- Have a bot shout those rules every time a new user joins your server or use a welcome channel to do it for you.
- Train your moderators to use as light a touch as possible and to verbally control the channel before using kick.
Kick someone from a Discord channel
If you’re new to running a Discord channel, kicking should be your last resort but at the same time, you should not be afraid to use these tools for the good of your other users.
- Select the server and the channel you need to kick from.
- Select the user from the right pane.
- Right click their name and select Kick Username.
Where I have put Kick Username, you will see the actual username of the person you’re kicking, just to be clear.
- Select the channel you need to kick from.
- Select the user from the user list icon at the top of the screen.
- Long press their name and select their profile.
- Select Kick and confirm your choice.
In both situations, desktop and mobile, you will be given the chance to add a reason for the kick. This will be visible to the person you’re kicking and you should put something in here. It will also be added to the audit log for later study so the more descriptive you make it the better for everyone.