How To Transfer The Ownership Of A Discord Server

Do you plan to take a break from your ownership responsibilities on Discord? Or are you tired of managing a large server with a lot of members? In any case, you have the option to transfer the ownership to one of the members of the server. If you’re not familiar with this option on Discord, we have here a quick guide that can help you.


Discord is one of the most popular chat apps where you can discuss with people that share the same interests and hobbies. Aside from that, you can create or join a server for voice communication with your friends while your playing games online.

If you’re the owner of the server, you can control most of the things in the group, such as banning members, changing nicknames, setting permissions, assigning roles, and many more. Although handling a small server is simple for most of us, that’s not the case when you have a ton of members.

So if you’re having trouble with the responsibilities of being an owner, you have the option to pass it to one of the members of the server. Follow our tutorial below to learn how to transfer the ownership of a server on Discord.

How to transfer server ownership on Discord

If you don’t have time to manage your server in Discord like you used to, you have the option to pass the responsibility to other users. By transferring the ownership to one of the members, you’re giving the person full control and rights over the server.

Here’s how to transfer Discord’s server ownership from your computer:

  1. Open the Discord desktop app or their web client and sign-in to your account.
  2. Find your server on the left side of your screen and click on its icon to open it.

  3. Click on the name of your server at the top left side of your screen and select Server Settings.

  4. Under the User Management section, click Members.
  5. Hover on a server member and click the three-dot icon to access More options.

  6. At the bottom of the choices available, click Transfer Ownership.

  7. Read the warning and click the button on the right to acknowledge your decision.
  8. Click Transfer Ownership to finalize and confirm.

On Android:

  1. Launch the Discord app from your home screen or app drawer.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines at the top left corner of your screen to open the menu. Alternatively, you can swipe to the right to access the menu as well.
  3. Access your server by finding and tapping on its icon on the server list.

  4. Near the server’s name, tap More options (three-dot icon) > Settings.

  5. Scroll down and tap “Members” under the User Management section.

  6. Select the next server owner from one of your members and tap Transfer Ownership under the Administrative section.

  7. Read the warning, check the box, and tap Transfer to finalize and confirm your decision.

After passing the ownership to another member, you don’t have to leave the server immediately. You can still participate in discussions on different channels, but you can’t control everything on the server like you used to.

So if you plan to take a break from being the owner for some time, transfer the responsibility to one of the members that you fully trust so that you can get the server back in the future.

Can you take back a server on Discord?

Once you transfer the ownership to another member, you’ll lose full control of your server even if you’re the one that created it in the first place. So if you accidentally transferred the ownership rights to one of your members, you might want to get it back as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, the only way to get your server back is to ask the current owner to pass the control back to you. Discord doesn’t have a feature that can take a server back without the permission of the owner.

Sometimes, it’s just better to let the server go and create a new one to start from scratch. Although leaving all those discussions and chat history behind is a waste, there’s nothing you can do if the current owner refuses to return the ownership to you.

To wrap things up

An owner has a lot of responsibilities to maintain the server and keep it running. Although managing a small group isn’t much of a trouble, that’s not the case when it comes to servers with a ton of members.

Now that you know how to transfer the server ownership, you can now pass the responsibilities to one of the members. Just remember that you can only get the server back if the person willingly gives the position back to you.

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