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How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile

How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile

Most people nowadays, including kids, are into social media.

And, since more children are becoming active in social media, we need to be more proactive in ensuring they don’t stumble across adult content.

Aside from using parental controls, it’s also nifty to set up a communication channel dedicated to adult content-related chats.

Good thing Discord has a solution for that in the form of NSFW (Not Safe for Wumpus) channels.

But, how exactly can you make an NSFW channel when you’re using Discord on a mobile device?

 

How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile 

  1. Tap the hamburger menu on the upper left of the chat page.
  2. Press the server icon on the left side panel.
  3. Tap the kebab menu or the server name and press “Create Channel.”
  4. On the “Create Channel” page, type the new channel’s name.
  5. Tap the circle beside “Text Channel.”
  6. Save the new channel by pressing the checkmark icon.
  7. Tap the new channel’s name or swipe left and press “Settings.”
  8. Head to the “Privacy & Safety” section and tap the box beside “Age-restricted Channel” to activate it. 
  9. Press “←” to exit into the NSFW channel you created.

 

For those who are new to Discord, the NSFW term might sound like a kiddie acronym.

But, while you’re correct in that this term’s related to children, it isn’t entirely what you think it is.

Short for “Not Safe for Wumpus,” NSFW channels are created for the sole purpose of filtering out adult content from prying kids.

And, when you say adult content, it isn’t merely limited to videos or images that are deemed X-rated. It also includes foul language, war, and violence.

So, if you have a thriving Discord community and wish to create a haven for people to discuss those adult-related content, keep reading.

Now, let us go through each step in more details (with a screenshot for each step as listed above)

 

Step 1: After launching the Discord app, tap the hamburger menu on the upper left of the chat page you last accessed.

How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile Step 1

This will then make the left side panel and bottom menu appear.

Step 2: Press the server icon you wish to make an NSFW channel. Another panel will then open up to its right side.

How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile Step 2

Step 3: Either tap the server name or the kebab (3-vertical-dot icon) menu for you to access the “Server Profile” page.

How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile Step 3

From there, press the “Create Channel” button.

Step 4: Once you’re inside the “Create Channel” page, fill out the details needed.

To start, tap on the blank space for “Channel Name” and type the name of the NSFW channel you’re creating.

How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile Step 4

Step 5: Now, head to the “Channel Type” section and press the circle beside the “Text Channel” option.

How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile Step 5

Step 6: If you’re done filling out and selecting the settings for your NSFW channel, tap the checkmark icon to save the changes made.

How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile Step 6

Step 7: The new channel will then be created. Press on the channel name to open it.

How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile Step 7.1

This time, tap on the channel name again or swipe to the left. You’ll then see another panel appear.

From the options available, tap the “Settings” button, which takes the shape of a gear or cogwheel.

How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile Step 7.2

Step 8: You’ll then find yourself on the “Channel Settings” page.

Head to the “Privacy & Safety” section and tap the box beside the Age-Restricted Channel” option.

How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile Step 8

Once the box’s highlighted, a “Channel settings have been updated” notification will then appear. This tells you that you’ve successfully turned that channel into an NSFW one.

Step 9: If you have nothing more to tweak on the “Channel Settings” page, tap the “←” button to exit it.

How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile Step 9.1

Then, you’ll see a warning message appear before you can access the new NSFW channel you created.

How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile Step 9.2

Very simple, right?

No coding is needed indeed for you to make an NSFW channel on Discord.

But, what if I don’t want to make a new channel and instead turn one of my existing channels into an NSFW channel?

Don’t you worry! The next section below will tell you all you need to know in converting an existing Discord mobile channel into an NSFW channel.

 

Turning an Existing Discord Mobile Channel into an NSFW Channel

  1. After launching the Discord app, tap the hamburger menu on the last chat page you accessed.
  2. On the left-side panel, press the icon of your server.
  3. Tap the kebab (3-vertical-dot icon) menu beside the server name.
  4. Press the “Settings” button on the server profile page.
  5. Tap “Channels” on the “Server Settings” page.
  6. Tap on the channel you’re turning into an NSFW channel.
  7. Swipe up and press the box for the “Age-restricted Channel” option under “Privacy & Safety.”

As you can see, you only need 7 steps to turn an existing Discord server channel into an NSFW.

Keep reading for you to delve deeper into the basics of making this switch.

Step 1: Tap the hamburger menu of the last chat page you entered.

How to Make an NSFW Channel Out of an Existing Channel on Discord Mobile Step 1

Step 2: Press the server icon on the left side panel.

How to Make an NSFW Channel Out of an Existing Channel on Discord Mobile Step 2

Step 3: On the new panel that appears, tap the kebab menu, which appears as a 3-vertical-dot icon.

How to Make an NSFW Channel Out of an Existing Channel on Discord Mobile Step 3

Step 4: You’ll then find yourself redirected to the server profile page.

On the said page, tap “Settings.”

How to Make an NSFW Channel Out of an Existing Channel on Discord Mobile Step 4

Step 5: Once you’re inside the “Server Settings” page, press “Channels.”

How to Make an NSFW Channel Out of an Existing Channel on Discord Mobile Step 5

Step 6: You’ll then see the list of the channels you created for the Discord server you created.

Tap on one of those channels to select it.

How to Make an NSFW Channel Out of an Existing Channel on Discord Mobile Step 6

Step 7: After selecting a channel, swipe up until you reach the “Privacy & Safety” section.

And, just like in the previous section, tap the box beside the “Age-restricted Channel” option.

How to Make an NSFW Channel Out of an Existing Channel on Discord Mobile Step 7

You’ll then see a “Channel settings have been updated” notification, indicating that you’ve successfully made that channel into an NSFW one.

From there, head back to the new NSFW Discord channel you created.

You can even arrange the channels in your Discord server by moving them to where you want them to appear.

So, are you now ready to create an NSFW channel on your Discord mobile app without any hiccups?

 

Frequently Asked Questions about How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord Mobile

 

How will I know if a Discord server channel is an NSFW type?

You’ll know if a particular channel on the Discord server you’re in is an NSFW if you see a warning message before entering it. The said warning message states that this channel features age-restricted content. If you want to proceed, press “Continue.” If not, you can just tap “Nope.”

 

Why can’t I access the NSFW Discord channel on the server I’m a member of?

Before one can enter an NSFW Discord channel, a warning message will appear, stating that such a channel’s an age-restricted one. If you wish to enter, tap “Continue.” If you’re under 18 years of age, you won’t even know an NSFW channel exists because Discord hides it from you.

 

Can I change my birthday manually on Discord in case I want to access an NSFW server?

Unfortunately, Discord doesn’t allow manual changing of their members’ birthdates. But, you can submit a report under the “Help and Support” page to update your age information. Make sure to attach a photo of you holding a valid ID bearing the correct details of your birth.

 

Are there any restrictions on an NSFW Discord channel?

Though NSFW channels allow the posting of adult-related content, there are still restrictions on what you can post. Child pornography, threatening, harassment, spam, breaking DMCA violations, animal abuse, Discord account stealing attempts, and sharing corrupted files are prohibited.

 

Does NSFW really stand for “Not Suitable for Wumpus?”

Technically, NSFW’s true definition is “Not Safe for Work.” But, Discord’s NSFW means “Not Suitable for Wumpus.” Such is the name of that Discord channel as Wumpus refers to the cute endemic little creature that is very sensitive to adult content-related videos and images.