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How to Add and Assign Roles in Discord

How to Add and Assign Roles in Discord

To help you manage your servers, Discord allows you to create custom roles and assign them to your server members. This way, the members can moderate your server’s content and help ease your schedule. We’ll show you how to do that.

To create a role, you must be the owner or admin on the server. If you’re a regular server user, you can’t make or assign roles.

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Create and Assign Roles in Discord on Desktop

On your desktop, use either the Discord desktop app or Discord for the web to make and assign user roles.

To begin, launch Discord on your machine. In Discord’s left sidebar, select the server in which you want to create roles.

Choose the server.

At the top, next to your server name, click the down-arrow icon and choose “Server Settings.”

Select "Server Settings" from the menu.

From the left sidebar, select “Roles.”

On the right pane, click “Create Role.”

Select "Create Role" on the right.

On the right pane, you’ll see an “Edit Role – New Role” section. Here, click the “Role Name” field and type a name for the role you’re creating. This name can be anything of your choice, but keep it descriptive so you can recognize it later.

Then click the “Role Color” option and assign a specific color to identify your role.

Assign a name and color to the role.

At the top, select the “Permissions” tab to view the permissions you can assign to your new role. Enable the toggle for the permission that you’d like for your new role to have.

Scroll down to view more permissions. Later, you can revoke permissions if needed.

Assign permissions to the role.

From the top, select the “Manage Members” tab. Then click “Add Members” to assign your newly created role to your server members.

Select "Add Members."

In the “Add Members” box, from the “Members” section, select the user(s) you want to assign your newly-created role. Then, at the…

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