Discord is a platform where you can easily and quickly get in touch with all of your friends, family members, and coworkers.
However, we understand that most people want to use different nicknames, gamer tags, or names. Naturally, you will want to customize your nickname based on the server to be more recognizable.
You wouldn’t use your gamer tag on the Discord server with your coworkers, right?
So, here’s how you can change a nickname on Discord:
- Open Discord, enter any server, and right-click your name on the right side of your screen.
- Select Change Nickname.
- Write anything you want and click Save.
That is all you have to do. Now, everyone on the server will see you with this new nickname. Keep in mind, this new nickname will be exclusive to the server you picked. You will need to (if you want) change your nickname again on other servers.
Note: Some servers remove the user’s ability to change their own nickname.
Additionally, you could change your account’s username altogether. This username is how you will appear by default to all Discord users if you do not have a server nickname set in place.
Here’s how you can do that:
- Head on over to User Settings (small cogwheel bottom-left) and then into the My Account tab.
- Click Edit on your Username and input anything you want.
And that’s all you need to know to change your own nickname in Discord.
However, if you want to change other people’s nickname, you will need to have admin-like privileges. Specifically the Manage Nicknames permission. With it, you will then be able to change anyone’s nickname on the server.