The control admins and owners have over their servers is what makes Discord such a good platform for communities or a place to gather with friends in general.
However, even with Discord’s easy-to-use UI, it can be complicated to moderate an entire server with dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of members.
In such servers, it’s best to have multiple mods or better yet, admins.
If you are wondering how to give admin access to Discord, this guide will explain that in detail.
Let’s create the admin role first!
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Creating The Admin Role
Before you can assign a user with an admin role, you’ll need to create it first.
Here’s how you can do that:
- While Discord is open, head over to Server Setting by clicking on the server name (top-left.)
- Open the Roles tab and then hit the blue Create Role button.
- Here we’ll need to assign permissions for the admin role. You can either choose the permissions yourself or just enable the Administrator permissions. So, click on the Permissions tab, scroll down all the way to the bottom and enable Administrator.
- Before you save the changes, you can also give it a name, a color, or other customizations.
Assigning The Role
With the role ready, let’s assign it to the right person.
- While in Server Settings, head over to the Members tab.
- In this list of members, find your future server admin. You can use the search bar to find the right user quickly.
- Click on the plus icon and select the newly created role.
Congratulations! You now have an admin to help you with managing the server.
Remember that this user will now have permission to do anything from removing messages to banning users, so make sure to pick the right person. And even though you have ownership over the server, an admin can still do some damage.
If you don’t feel comfortable giving this amount of power to one user, consider adding moderation bots to your server.