Can I delete a Discord server?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

You can delete a Discord server if you no longer want to keep it. Deleting a server is a straightforward process that can be done through the “Server Settings” page. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to delete a Discord server:

1. Open Discord and navigate to the server you want to delete.
2. On the left-hand side of the screen, you will see a list of servers you are a member of. Locate the server you wish to delete and right-click on its icon.
3. A context menu will appear with various options. Scroll down and select “Server Settings.”

Alternatively, you can also access the server settings by clicking on the small arrow next to the server name at the top left corner of the screen, then selecting “Server Settings” from the drop-down menu.

4. Once you are in the server settings, you will see a list of options on the left-hand side of the screen. Scroll down and click on “Delete Server.”
5. Discord will ask you to confirm the deletion. It’s important to note that deleting a server is permanent and cannot be undone. If you are absolutely sure you want to proceed, click on the “Delete Server” button.

Before deleting a server, it’s essential to consider a few things. First, make sure you have the necessary permissions to delete a server. Only the server owner or someone with the “Manage Server” permission can delete a server. If you don’t have the required permission, you won’t be able to delete the server.

Additionally, keep in mind that deleting a server will permanently remove all its content, including messages, channels, roles, and members. If there is valuable information or important discussions within the server, you may want to consider downloading an archive or contacting the server members to inform them about the deletion before proceeding.

If you don’t want to delete the server but simply want to relinquish ownership, you can transfer ownership to another member with the necessary permissions. This can be done by going to “Server Settings,” selecting the “Members” tab, right-clicking on the member’s name, and choosing “Transfer Ownership.” This way, you can still keep the server intact without having the responsibilities of ownership.

Deleting a Discord server is a decision that should be made carefully, considering the potential impact on the community and any valuable content within the server. It’s best to communicate with members and make sure everyone is aware of the decision before taking any action.