How To Make Someone Admin On Discord: Best Guide

Discord is undoubtedly one of the best VoIP and instant messaging social platforms, serving the purpose of social conversation for a long time.

Boasting a rich collection of valuable features that many of you might know, there are still some of its features hidden from many users. 

One of them is the feature to make someone admin on Discord

Speaking of the importance, it doesn’t harm you if the people are assigned an admin role while it only makes it easy, especially with several users.

So if you are wondering how this can be done, there is no need to worry. We have covered everything you should know about the process of how to make someone admin on Discord below.

Who Is An Administrator On Discord? 

Who Is An Administrator On Discord?

Admin” is one of the famous server roles on Discord. An “administrator” on Discord is responsible for looking out for the community. Therefore, if you have encountered any issue or problem, then the first person you should contact is an administrator. 

This gives the administrators the power to make rules, add people to the servers or even remove if someone breaks the law to create unnecessary chaos. 

These are some of the privileges that are not given to everyone. They can delete abusive or offensive messages, or you can invite, suspend or ban people. And this is so easy to do. 

How To Make Someone Admin on Discord? 

Discord is used on both mobile apps and desktop apps as well. Therefore, there are different sets of steps required to fulfill this task. 

But remember to make someone an admin on Discord; you need to be the owner of a server or admin. Then only you create the role and assign it to someone carefully. 

Read on to find the steps to make someone an admin on Discord, on its mobile application and website. 

Make Someone Admin on the Discord Mobile App

To make someone an admin on the Discord mobile app, you must open Discord on your device first. Then, follow these steps. 

  • Select the Discord server from the left sidebar where you want to make someone an admin. 
Make Someone Admin on the Discord Mobile App
  • Tap the three dots on the top of the screen.
Tap the three dots on the top of the screen.
  • Select Settings.
Select Settings.
  • Select the Roles button to check or view the roles in server settings.
  • In the bottom-right corner of the Roles page, you can add a new role by tapping on the (+) plus icon.
In the bottom-right corner of the Roles page
  • The Role Settings page will open on the screen.
  • Type a name after tapping on the Role Name option.
  • Type something descriptive and customize other options as per your choice.
  • To grant the role and all admin privileges, you must enable the Administrator by scrolling to the bottom of the Role Settings page. 
  • Tap on the floppy disk icon to save the changes. It will be on the bottom-right corner of your screen. 
  • View the server member list by tapping the Members option on the server page. 
  • Look for the member you want to make the admin. You’ll find three dots on the right of the member. Then, enable the newly created role by checking the box.

The application will automatically save the change. And the person/user you have selected will become the admin.

Note: You can also revoke the admin access. To do so, follow these steps. 

  • Tap on the user’s name in the Members list.
  • Deselect the role option. 

Let’s now understand how to make someone an admin on the Discord desktop app. 

Make Someone Admin On Discord Desktop App

Before starting with the steps to make someone an admin on the Discord desktop app, sign in to your Discord account on the PC (Windows & Mac.) Then, follow these steps. 

  • Look at Discord’s left sidebar.
  • Choose the server where you want to assign the responsibility to the administrator. 
  • Click on the down-arrow icon present on the top-right side of the server’s name on the server page. 
  • Select Server Settings.
  • Click on Role in the left sidebar.  
  • You can also create new roles by clicking on the Create role option on the right side of the Role section.
  • Edit Role can be seen on the screen, where you’ll see the Role Name option, fill it with a name that differentiates from other admins, and customize the role using other available options. 
  • Click on the Permission tab in the tab list at the top.
  • Turn on the Administrator option by scrolling down the permission tab. This will provide privileges to the new admin. 
  • Click on the Save Changes button to save this change. 
  • Go back to the server’s page by pressing the ESC button on your keyboard. 
  • Click on the Members’ list on the right side.
  • Choose the user you want to make the admin by right-clicking on it. 
  • Click on Admin. And you made that user the admin with the role you selected earlier.

You can easily remove admin access from the user with these steps. 

  • Right-click on the user. 
  • Select Roles.
Select Roles.
  • Select Admin.
Select Admin.

How To Create An Admin Role On Discord’s Server Settings? 

Role assignment is an essential requirement of the Discord permission system. Therefore, you’ll need proper guidance for creating an admin role on discord’s server settings. 

For this, the following are the steps. 

  • Go to the Discord App.
Go to the Discord App.
  • Open your server.
Open your server.
  • On the left corner of your server name, tap on Arrow.
  • Select the Server settings from the drop-down menu.
  • Open the Channel Role tab.
  • Click on Create A New Role or Add members or roles. 
Click on Create A New Role or Add members or roles.
  • You can give the role a new title of your choice.
  • You need to assign general permission to the role you have created. Some of the default permissions for an admin are the ability to manage functions, edit messages, ban users, and ability to assign permissions to other users. 
  • Save changes to the new role by clicking on the “X” icon.

And this is how you can easily create any new role. 

What Can An Admin Do On Discord? 

As you create the roles for admin, they only have permission to do something you have assigned to them. Therefore, you are the one pulling the strings here. 

Note: You can select more than 30 permissions while creating an admin role.

These different permissions are categorized into the following groups:

  • General Permissions
  • Specific Voice & Text Channel Permission
  • Administrative Permission (Member Management)

You can add or delete the permissions provided to an admin at your convenience anytime. Therefore you need to worry if a user is misusing their powers or privileges. You can easily change the permission provided to them.   


Therefore, now, you can easily make someone admin on Discord, and as we said, it is no difficult task.

We always recommend you choose a responsible and sensible person for this job as there are essential and significant responsibilities they have to take care of. 

No irresponsible person should be assigned as admin, as they’ll misuse their powers and privileges. Even if they do so, you can still remove the permission taking away their control. Once you get the hang of the process, it will be the easiest thing to do.

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