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How to transfer ownership on Discord?

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Discord, a popular platform for communication and community-building, allows server owners to transfer ownership to another member when needed. Whether you’re stepping down as the owner or passing on administrative responsibilities, transferring ownership ensures a smooth transition while maintaining control over your server’s operations.

This guide will walk you through the process of transferring ownership on Discord, for a smooth transition and continuity for your server. You can watch the video below or continue reading the article.

Also read: What to do if Discord keeps crashing on Windows?

Why transfer ownership?

Before diving into the steps, it’s essential to understand why you might want to transfer ownership:

  • Stepping down: You may no longer have the time or interest in managing the server.
  • New leadership: Another member is more active or better suited to take over leadership duties.
  • Server growth: The server’s needs have outgrown your capabilities, and a more experienced user can better manage it.


To transfer ownership of a Discord server, you need to:

  • Be the current server owner.
  • Ensure the recipient is a member of the server.
  • Have the Discord desktop app or access to Discord via a web browser.

Transferring ownership on Discord

To transfer ownership of a server on Discord follow the steps below:

Step 1: Launch the Discord app on your desktop or open Discord in your web browser. Log in to your account if you haven’t already. On the left sidebar, you will see a list of servers you are a part of. Click on the server for which you want to transfer ownership.

Step 2:Click on the server name at the top left corner of the screen to open the dropdown menu.

Step 3: In the dropdown menu, click on the Server Settings option.

Step 4: In server settings scroll down, find and click on the Members option available under the User Management section.

Step 5: A list of the members will appear, choose the member and click on the Triple dot icon beside the member name and then in the menu click on the Transfer Ownership option.

Step 6: Turn the toggle on to acknowledge that you ar transferring the ownership and after that click on the Transfer Ownership button.

Tips for a Smooth Transition

  • Communicate: Inform your server members about the ownership transfer in advance to avoid confusion.
  • Roles and Permissions: Ensure that the new owner understands the server’s roles and permissions structure.
  • Backup: If you have any important information or settings, make sure to back them up before transferring ownership.

Transferring ownership on Discord is a straightforward process that can help ensure your server remains well-managed and active. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can seamlessly pass the baton to a new leader, ensuring the continued success and growth of your community.

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Akash Singh

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