Discord is a platform where you can quickly and easily stay in contact with your friends, teammates, family members, and coworkers.
Many people on Discord want to use different nicknames, gamer tags, or fictional names. You might want to customize your nickname for each server to be more recognizable.
You probably wouldn’t want to use your gamer tag on a Discord server with your coworkers.
Here’s how you can change your nickname on Discord:
- Open Discord, enter any server, and right-click your name on the right side of the screen.
- Select Change Nickname.
- Enter anything you want and click Save.
That’s all you need to do. You will now appear as this new nickname to everyone on the server. Remember, the new nickname is exclusive to the server where you set it. If you want to use it on another server, you will need to repeat the process there.
Note: Some servers remove the user’s ability to change their nickname.
Alternatively, you could change your account’s username altogether. This account username is how you will appear to other Discord users by default if you don’t have a server nickname set.
Here’s how to do that:
- Open User Settings (small cogwheel in the bottom-left), then the My Account tab.
- Click Edit on your Username and input anything you want.
That’s all you need to know about how to change your Discord nickname!
If you want to change other people’s nicknames, you will need admin-level privileges, specifically the Manage Nicknames permission. With this permission, you will be able to change anyone’s nickname on the server.