How to Delete Discord Servers in 5 Steps

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How to Delete Discord Servers in 5 Steps

Key Points

  • Deleting a Discord server is simple and can be done on any device with the Discord app.
  • From a browser, users can delete a server by accessing server settings and selecting ‘Delete Server’.
  • On the mobile app, users can long-press the server icon, choose ‘More Options’, and tap ‘Delete Server’.

Discord is set up where anyone can make a server in seconds and removing one is just as simple. We’re going to show you how to delete discord servers whether you’ve grown tired of a community or set one up for a test. It’s something you can accomplish on any device that the Discord app works on, although it’s easier to do through the two methods we’ve outlined below.

How to Delete Discord Servers From a Browser

If you use Discord on a PC, you’re either using the browser of the company’s official app. While the PC app is full of fun features, it can bring some systems to a crawl. If you don’t want to deal with a laggy Discord boot up follow these steps to delete a server.

1. Login at Discord

Go to Discord’s official website and select Open Discord in your browser from the main page. Enter your login credentials and solve the captcha or bot test to proceed.

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You can log into Discord in multiple ways.


2. Select a Server

This step could be challenging if you’re a seasoned Discord user with folders full of servers, but you need to locate the server you want to delete. Find the server using the column on the left side of the page and click on it.

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Locate the server you want to delete.


3. Access Settings

Go to the top of the screen where it shows the server’s name and click the area to open a drop-down menu. Look for an option called Sever Settings and choose it.

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Access your server’s settings.


4. Locate “Delete Server” in Discord Server Settings

As the admin or server owner, you’ll see more than a dozen sections on the left side of the screen. Scroll all the way to the bottom until you see an area labeled Delete Server.

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Look for the option to delete the server.


5. Delete the Server

When you click on Delete Server, a new message should appear as shown in the screenshot below. You’ll need to enter the name of your server, but don’t click on Delete until you are sure. Once you take this step, the server and all the messages are gone for good.

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Delete the Discord server.

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How to Delete Discord Servers from the Mobile App

Deleting a discord server from the mobile app is as easy as removing one from the web. Instead of clicking, you simply need to tap.

1. Open the Discord App

On your smartphone or tablet, find the Discord app and tap it to open Discord. Log in with your password and email/phone number if you’re not already logged in.

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Open the Discord app on your smartphone or tablet.


2. Locate the Server

In the app, look on the left side of the page and you’ll see a list of servers you’ve joined. Scroll through the list until you see the server you want to delete. Long-press on the server icon to open a new menu, and choose More Options.

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Find the server and access more options



3. Access Discord Server Settings

After the new menu opens, choose the Setting icon from the option on the right to bring up a full list of settings. At the top of the screen, tap on Overview.

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Access the server’s settings on the right-hand side of the screen.


4. Delete Discord Server

The Overview section gives you access to the main settings users see when they enter your server. It’s also where you delete servers using the mobile app. Look at the bottom of the screen for the Delete Server button and tap it to delete the Discord server.

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Confirm that you want to delete the Discord server.


The Wrap-Up

Deleting a Discord is a major step and something you don’t want to take lightly before pulling the trigger. Unlike deleting your Discord account, it’s a permanent action and there’s no chance to reverse course. If you want to keep the server but are having issues with certain channels or users, you can delete those problems instead of the entire server. If you’re sure you want to delete a server then check out the video below for a recap of the two methods:

Deleting a Discord Server: Browser Method

  1. Log in to Discord.
  2. Select the server you want to delete.
  3. Access the server settings.
  4. Locate “Delete Server” in the Discord server settings.
  5. Click the red “Delete Server” button to confirm.

Deleting a Discord Server: App Method

  1. Open the Discord app.
  2. Select the server you want to delete.
  3. Access the server settings.
  4. Tap the “Delete Server” button and then “Yes” to confirm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone delete a Discord server?

No, only the person that owns the server has the power to delete it.

Is there a way to keep people from accidentally deleting a Discord server?

The process itself provides ensures users are well aware of what they are doing given the multiple steps involved. If you want an extra layer of protection, you can add 2FA to your account, so you’ll need to use a code before deleting a server.

Can you give someone your server on Discord?

Yes, that’s a popular choice for users. You can transfer ownership to another user if you don’t want to delete it.

Why can’t I delete a Discord server?

If you are unable to delete the server, you don’t have permission as the owner.

Should you remove members before deleting a Discord server?

That’s a personal preference, but not necessary. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to send out a farewell message if you’ve built a community instead of deleting the server with no notice.

Can you change the name of a Discord server?

Yes, you can quickly change the name, icon, and other details of a server without deleting it.

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