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.

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.