On Discord, every single user, server, channel, and even message has its own unique ID. These IDs are essential for Discord to work correctly. Moreover, it helps the platform distinguish different users from one another.
As a user, you don’t have a lot of use of your user, server, or message ID, but it could be helpful when searching for a specific message or if you want to assign bot permissions to a particular user. You can also use the ID to report someone or a server.
No matter what you plan to use these IDs for, in this guide, you’ll find every way to acquire Discord IDs.
Let’s get right to it!
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Finding Your Discord User ID
The Discord user ID can be acquired on the desktop and mobile versions of Discord, so we’ll cover both methods.
Before we do anything, you will need to activate the “Developer Mode” on Discord if you have not already.
Here’s how you can do that:
- Start Discord on your computer.
- Click the little cogwheel on the bottom-left of your screen. That’s User Settings.
- On the list of menus on the left, you’ll want to scroll down to the bottom and select Advanced.
- In this tab, there should be two settings, one of which is Developer Mode. Enable it.
With Developer Mode enabled on the desktop Discord app, it’s time to copy a user ID. To do that, just head back to a server, right-click any username and click Copy ID.
You now have a user’s ID in your clipboard. Remember that this can be done in any text channel, private DMs, or on the member list.
If you’re looking for a way to do this on mobile, check out our guide below.
Like with the desktop app, you will need to have “Developer Mode” enabled.
- Open the Discord application on your phone.
- Click on your profile picture at the bottom right to reach User settings on any page.
- Here, you’ll need to scroll down to the bottom to find the Behavior settings.
- Tap on it, and then finally, enable Developer Mode.
With that done, head back to your home page, open up any server, do a long press on any username, and the copy ID option should pop up.
Here’s how it should look:
Finding Your Discord Server ID
You now know how to copy a user ID, but what about a server’s ID? Well, it’s practically the same on the desktop and phone apps, but either way, here are two short step-by-step guides for both platforms.
Like with the user ID, Developer Mode has to be enabled, but we already went through that, so all you will have to do now is select the server and copy the ID. So, open Discord, right-click a server, and then just select copy ID.
Again, Developer Mode must be enabled, so if you skipped that step, please go back to see how to enable it.
Once enabled, do a long-press on any server profile picture, tap More Options and then scroll down until you get to Copy ID.
Yes! It’s that simple!
Finding Your Discord Message ID
The process doesn’t change even if you want to copy a Discord message ID.
Again, we’ll go with the desktop way of doing things.
There are two ways you can do this. One method works even without enabling Developer Mod.
To do it without Developer Mode, join any server and open a text channel. Here, you can right-click on any message and click Copy Message Link. Then, paste the link anywhere, and the last digits after the slash are the message ID.
You can even post the link into your browser to get immediately redirected to that Discord message.
If you already have Developer Mode enabled, you don’t have to go through the hassle. Instead, just right-click any message and click on Copy ID.
While on your phone, it’s mostly the same. Developer mode has to be enabled, and just long press on any message, and you should see Copy ID as an option.
That’s it! That’s all you have to do to copy a Discord message ID!