How to set up an announcements channel?

If you play a lot of online PC games, you should take the time to familiarize yourself with Discord. Discord is an application and digital distribution platform developed for video gaming communities, that specializes in the text, image, video and audio communication between users in a chat channel. Discord runs on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and Web Browsers.

Discord’s popularity has only multiplied in recent years, with the app now reaching over 90 million registered users.

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How do I set up an announcements channel?

We are going to show how to set up an announcements channel. It is quite easy and simple. Make sure that you follow the steps properly!

  • First of all, you have to create a new role by clicking on the “Roles” tab in the Server Settings menu, then clicking on the “+”, and naming the role as “Announcements”.

  • You have to give the “Announcements” role to the right members by clicking on the “Members” tab in your Server Settings menu, then click the “+” next to the right members, and selecting “Announcements” from the drop-down menu.

  • Then you have to create your “Announcements” text or channel by clicking the “+” in your channels list.

  • You have to name your channel as “Announcements” and then click on the “Create” button.

  • After that, you have to limit the ability to make announcements in this channel to only members with the “Announcements” role you need to set the channel permissions. To access the channel settings click on the cog icon next to the channel name.

  • In the Channel Settings menu, you have to click on the “Permissions” tab.

  • Then, you have to click on everyone role and deny the “Send Messages” permissions.

  • You have to click on the “+” and select the “Announcements” role.

  • You have to select “Announcements” role to change the channel permissions for this role. Select the green checkmark to enable sending messages for this role.

Only the members which have announcements role will have the ability to send messages.

How to disable AutoStart for Discord?

It becomes very annoying that as soon as you boot your PC and your Windows launches and all of a sudden some programs begin to autostart.

Although you may use those programs later on, but not at the launch. This becomes very annoying to deal with and if Discord is given the permission to autostart soon after the Windows loads up then you should probably disable Auto Start for Discord.

How to disable AutoStart for Discord?

To disable autostart on your PC for Discord follow these steps. Make sure that you follow each step carefully. Let’s get started!

  1. Open Task Manager on your Windows PC.
  2. Once Task Manager is opened click on More Details.

  • From the tabs, select Startup.

  • Search for Discord and you will see that in Status Tab, it is Enabled.
  • While Discord is selected, click on the Disable button at the bottom right hand of the Task Manager window.

  • Autostartup for Discord will now be disabled.

There is also an alternative way to turn of Discord autostart for your PC.

  1. Open Discord.
  2. Go to User Settings > Windows Settings.
  3. Toggle the slider off next to Open Discord.

By doing so, Discord won’t automatically start when you boot your PC.

How to use Spotify on Discord?

The partnership between Discord and Spotify allow your friends on Discord to see what you are listening to, playback Spotify tracks and even listen with you.

If you are a big fan of Spotify this is definitely going to help you a lot.

Info will be visible on both the mini profile and the full profile if you link your Spotify account to Discord.

There are some new things which you are surely going to love about Spotify in Discord:

  • You will be able to share what songs you are listening to with your friends.
  • Your friends will have the ability to play the song you are listening to.
  • Your friends will even be able to listen along with you.

Linking your Spotify Account

Linking Spotify account to discord is quiet easy, you just have to follow these steps.

  • First of all, you have to link your Spotify account by going to User Settings then towards Connections and clicking on the Spotify logo

  • After that, you will have to confirm that you want to link your Spotify account to Discord.

  • Once you are done linking your Spotify account to Discord, you are going to see successful message, and you will see Spotify on your list of connected accounts.

  • You can choose to toggle your Spotify name on your profile, and to toggle displaying Spotify as your status.

How to invite your friends to listen?

You can also invite your friends to listen in with you, while you are listening to the music. This should be kept in mind that to invite friends to listen, users need to have Spotify Premium or they will get an error.

  • To invite your friends, while Spotify is playing click the “+” in your text box to invite your friends to listen with you.

  • After doing this, you are going to receive a message Preview of your invite, and you will be able to add a comment if you want.

This is all about linking your Spotify account to Discord.

Discord Status: Is Discord Down?

With Discord, you can easily communicate with your teammates or friends in the form of text, image, video, and audio. It is a really useful freeware app that is specially designed for video gaming communities.

It is available on a wide variety of platform including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Sometimes you may be using Discord and run into any type of error. It may be that your internet connection is not working well or there is some problem with Discord’s server.

Let’s consider that there is nothing wrong with your internet, then you should find out Discord Status: Is Discord Down?

Discord Status: Is Discord Down?

Let’s have a look at how to find Discord Status: Is Discord Down or Not?

  • Open your web browser and visit “https://status.discordapp.com“.
  • If any service of Discord is non-operational at the moment(API, Gateway, Media Proxy, Voice Server), then it will show you about the service being non-operational for how much time it has been non-operational.

  • However, if, services are fine then it will show you that all the services are operational.

By doing so, you will be able to find out the Status of Discord and whether it is working or not!

How to create a Discord Server?

As you may know that Discord is perfect for chatting with team members, seeing who is playing online and catching up on text conversations you may have missed. Discord makes it easier for games to chat and communicate with each other and for that, you need a server.

You can always join a server if you have the invite code or URL, but you also get the option to create your server anytime and invite your friends to that server.

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Creating a Discord server is easy and doesn’t require you to do much. Just a few clicks and taps and you have successfully created your Discord Server.

How to create a Discord Server?

To create a Discord Server, follow these steps:

  • Open your web browser and head over to “https://discordapp.com/“ or Open the Discord App.
  • Login into your account.
  • Once logged in, click on the “+” icon on the left column of the screen.

  • A window will appear with two options on the screen. “Create” and “Join”.
  • Click on Create to continue the process.

  • Enter in the Server information including Server Name, and its icon by locating it in your files. (The minimum size for icons is 128×128. Icons must be in multiples of 128 such as 256 x 256, 512 x 512)
  • You can also select the region of the server. Currently, there are over 10 different regions to choose from including the US, EU, Brazil, Australia, and Singapore.

  • After you have specified the information for the server, click on “Create”.

You have now successfully created your own Discord Server.

What is Discord Nitro?

Just like Discord Nitro Classic, Discord Nitro is also paid version of Discord, but it has more to offer than Discord Nitro Classic.

All of the basic features of Discord which includes Group Calls, making unlimited servers etc. will remain free. Discord Nitro subscription will cost you $9.99/month. Payment options include Credit/Debit Cards and PayPal.

Discord Nitro gives you all the awesome features that you get with Nitro Classic and along with that, you will also be offered to play games when you subscribe.

You will be able to play as many as 72 games which be free to play when you subscribe to Discord Nitro

Features of Discord Nitro

You get all the features of Nitro Classic which are as under:

Upload a GIF Avatar: With Nitro Classic, you will have the option to add an animated picture to your display in the form of a GIF. You will be able to add a bit of life to your avatar in the form a GIF.

Choose your Discord Tag: With Nitro Classic, you also get the option to customize your four-digit Discrim. You will be able to select a discord tag of your own liking. However, at the end of the subscription, your Discrim(Discord Tag) will be given to you randomly.

Use Custom Emotes Everywhere: Normally, you can use the custom emotes in the servers to which they have been uploaded to. However, with Nitro Classic, you will be able to use custom emotes from every server to every DM.

High-Quality HD Screen Sharing: While you pay for Nitro Classic, you will have the option to share your game screen in quality at resolutions 720p @ 60fps or 1080p @ 30fps.

File Uploading Limit: While the free version allows you to upload an individual file up to 8 MB at a time, but with Discord Nitro you will be to upload individual files up to 50 MB.

Nitro Badge: You will also get a Nitro badge next to your profile to show that you are a paid user.

How to set up Private Servers without passwords?

Discord not only has the option for public servers, but it also allows your to make private servers and those private servers can be set up without a password.

Setting a “private” server is going to limit access to your server and channels to only the members you allow.

This is the best way for setting up servers where you don’t want any outsider or anyone else to see the content that you are sharing with your friends privately.

How to set up Private Servers without passwords?

  1. First of all, you have to disable all permissions for everyone by clicking on the ‘Roles’ tab in your Server Settings menu, you have to select “@everyone” role and uncheck all the permission boxes. Never forget to scroll down and uncheck all the permissions below the fold.
  2. You have to make a new user role by clicking on the ‘+’ and writing “Guild Members”. 
  3. You have to turn on the permissions on the “Guild Members” role by selecting the role and clicking on the permission checkboxes you want to be activated for the role. Never forget to scroll down as there are more permissions below the fold.
  4. You have to give the role “Guild Members” to all members who you want to allow by clicking on the “Members” tab in your Server Settings menu and adding the role to the appropriate members by clicking the “+” and selecting “Guild Members”.

After following all these steps you will be able to set up a Private Server without password where no one would be able to see the content that you are sharing.

How to change the region of the Discord Server?

For a Discord server, the closer you are to the server in real life, better will be your connection. It is so because when your physical location is closer to the server then you will be getting lower latency.

Lower latency or Ping is generally a good thing for online connections. The lower your latency is, the higher quality connection you have.

Fortunately for Discord users, they have the option to choose from a handful of locations around the world. Choosing the nearest location will definitely help you as you will have a lower Ping/Latency and your connection to the server will be smooth.

How to change the region of the Discord Server?

Changing the region of the servers is pretty easy and simple. All you need is the basic permissions to do so meaning if you are the Owner of the Server or have a role on the server with Manage Server permissions enabled, then you will have to follow these steps to change the region of your server.

  1. Open the Discord App or head over to www.discordapp.com and sign in into your account.
  2. Once signed in, open the Server Settings.
  3. Once the Server Settings’ Windows opens, click on the Overview Tab.
  4. Look for Server Region and click on Change.
  5. Select the Server Region closet to you from the list.

After you follow these steps, you will end up choosing the region which is closest to your physical location and you will see a notable change in your performance and experience than before.

This option is also helpful when Discord is experiencing a server region outage. You will be able to select the next closest region by following the aforementioned steps and continue with your regular voice chat.

How to change Discord’s appearance/theme?

If you play a lot of online PC games, you should take the time to familiarize yourself with Discord.

Discord is an application and digital distribution platform developed for video gaming communities, that specializes in the text, image, video and audio communication between users in a chat channel. Discord runs on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and Web Browsers.

How to change Discord’s appearance/theme?

It is sometimes very hard to make a decision about a specific thing. In Discord, it is actually very difficult to choose between the Dark side and the Light side. We are going to show how you can change the appearance/theme of Discord.

  1. First of all, you have to click on the settings wheel and select the “Appearance” tab.
  2. You are going to see that there are a few mixed combinations of settings you can make.

There are two themes available with the names of “Dark” or “Light” with 2 different message display options below that. “Cozy” is a beautiful and sophisticated, modern version that displays user icons in the chat window.
“Compact” is a rough and normal version it nixed the user icons and made sure a tight chat window for more messages.

Dark and Cozy

Light and Fit