How to Use Discord - Beginner's Guide

What is Discord?

Discord is an all-in-one communication platform that offers text-based chats, voice and video calls, screen sharing, and server creation. It serves as a digital world where you can interact with others and join various communities.

How do I create a Discord account?

  1. Visit the Discord website at
  2. Download the app for your preferred device (desktop or mobile).
  3. Open the app and click on "Sign Up" to create a new account.
  4. Provide your email, username, and password, and follow the prompts to complete the account creation process.

Can I use Discord on my mobile device?

Yes, Discord is available as a mobile application for both Android and iOS devices. You can download it from the respective app stores and sign in using your Discord account.

How do I join a server?

To join a server:

  • Click the "+" button in the server column on the left side of the Discord interface.
  • Enter the invite link for the server you want to join or browse and join public servers using the search icon.
  • Follow the prompts to become a member of the server.

How do I create my own server?

To create a server:

  • Click the "+" button in the server column.
  • Choose "Create a Server" and enter a server name.
  • Optionally, upload an image icon for your server.
  • Customize server settings as desired, and click "Create."

How do I create channels within a server?

To create a channel within a server:

  • Select the server where you want to create a channel.
  • Click the "+" button under the appropriate channel category (text or voice).
  • Enter a name for the channel and click "Create Channel."

How do I invite others to join my server?

To invite others to your server:

  • Go to the channel where you want to invite people.
  • Click "Create Invite" and customize the invite link.
  • Share the invite link with the desired individuals.

Can I customize my status on Discord?

Yes, you can customize your status on Discord by clicking on your profile icon. You can choose from options such as online, idle, do not disturb, and invisible. Your status reflects your availability and activity to others.

How do I engage in text-based conversations on Discord?

To participate in text-based conversations:

  • Select the desired text channel within a server.
  • Type your message and press "Enter" to send it.
  • You can also add emojis, GIFs, and files using the plus sign (+) button.

How do I engage in voice and video chats on Discord?

To engage in voice and video chats:

  • Select the desired voice channel within a server.
  • Grant permission for your camera and microphone when prompted.
  • Enable video or screen sharing if desired.
  • Adjust audio settings as needed.

What are categories in Discord?

Categories are folders that help you organize channels within a server. You can create categories to group related channels together and maintain a structured server layout. Channels can be placed inside categories for better organization.

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