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How to Add Channels to your Discord Server

How to Add Channels to your Discord Server

Discord is an awesome piece of software.

And long gone are the days where only gamers used Discord.

In fact, Discord is now widely popular for all sorts of things and with all sorts of people.

Why’s that?

One could certainly argue that Discord is highly popular because it is just extremely easy and convenient to use.

Creating a Discord server is a matter of minutes.

Creating channels (forums) is super easy and only takes a few seconds, given that you know how to actually do it.

If you don’t know,  there’s no reason to worry about it either. Here’s how you do it:


How do you add channels to your Discord server?

To add a channel, all you need to do is to click on your server’s name (top left corner) and then select “create channel.” There will be a popup window appearing on your screen. Now, choose the kind of channel you would like to create (either a text channel, voice channel or an announcement channel). Also, you can make the channel private at this point (and if you do select this option, you can define who actually has access to the channel).


Are there other ways to create channels on your Discord servers?

Yes. Instead of clicking on the server name (top left corner), you can also just simply right-click on any of the existing channels on your server. When doing so, you will see the option “Create channel” popping up.

Also, if you do hav

If you would like to edit a channel, simply hover over the channel’s name and click on the gear symbol (edit channel menu).


Make your categories & channels stand out

As you have seen in this article, creating channels on your Discord server is a piece of cake.

In a matter of minutes, you can create various channels & categories, making your Discord server well-organised and user-friendly.

If you have a big number of channels, you might want to make each channel section (category) and channels stand out as much as possible.

A good way to achieve that is to use Emojis. You can indeed add Emojis to category names and channels.

Also, you might want to use some special symbols such as dashes or slashes to make your channels & categories stand out even more.


Here are a few examples:

——— General Chat ———

——— | Mod Chat | ———-

? Voice Chat German ?

?? Study-chinese


If your server features a wide variety of channels and categories, making use of emojis, special symbols and “dividors” can make a huge difference!