Discord is a popular chat platform for gamers all over the world because it is free, easy to use and has all that you need on a platform like this. There are numerous upsides to using Discord but there are a few downsides too starting with the tedious task of assigning permissions or roles to the users.

Starting with thirteen server level permissions to nine text permissions and seven voice permissions, going for the combination makes them 536,870,912 permissions in total. Of course it is a tedious task assigning permissions to all of them but just imagine if there are thousands of servers.


We over here will take you through a role assigning guide of discord. We hope it can make the role a little less difficult for you.

‘Role’ is a set of permissions or permission assigned to the individual users by the admin. Admin has all the powers of the servers. It is in the hands of admin how much power to be assigned to other users on the server. There is a default role in a discord server – ‘@everyone’ that gives basic powers to all of the users on the server. For other powers, like for the basic ones, admin can set the role of ‘Moderator’ and then that user can do things like mute and ban others.

We will discuss the permissions or roles that can be assigned by the admin over here-

General roles

Administrator – This is a strong role that should be transferred carefully. It gives the user all the powers of the administrator.

Ban members – The user would now be able to ban members.

Manage server – User would be able to change the server’s name or move it to a different region.

Voice roles

Connect – User would be able to connect to the voice channel.

Mute members – This is an important one. User having this permission will now be able to mute another member or turn the speaker of that member off.

Priority Speaker – This is a VIP kind of permission. This permission would allow a user to turn other voices down when they are speaking. Gamers really love to be granted this role.

There are many other roles too. We have discussed only a few over here to get you an idea of the kind of roles that can be assigned. Now the point comes up here, how to assign these roles?

It’s good to assign roles before inviting people on the server. It stays managed, your work load is shared and users get roles. You can always go back and change the permissions, assign new ones or take them back. Here’s how to add roles –

Step 1 – Log in. Of course you must’ve guessed it.

Step 2 – Hover over a server and click Server Settings for that server.

Step 3 – You would see the option of ‘roles’ at the left hand side. Open it.

Step 4 – You would see one already assigned ‘@everyone’ role that we mentioned earlier. It is by default. Now that you want to add new roles, click the small ‘+’ icon at the top of your central panel.

Step 5 – Name the role. This name is your choice so you’d better make it descriptive. Assign a color to it too as colors would tell the users of each other’s’ roles.

Step 6 – Select the permissions for those roles out of the 28 permissions. Save them. Repeat the process for all the roles you want to add.

You can add as many roles as you want for a user. As your community gets bigger, it’s easier if you assign as many roles as you can to the users. Your time is saved and your server is managed properly. Different colors for different roles make it easier for the users to recognize what kind of roles the users have.

While assigning roles to a user, take care what you’re expecting the user to do. If you want the user to have the powers of an admin in your absence, you would give the admin role (that includes nearly every role) to the user. Or maybe you just need a channel moderator who tells the users about the rules of your server; you would have to choose the roles accordingly.

These things are a bit hidden among all the functions that discord perform but things like these makes discord an easy and preferred application for gamers all over.

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