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How to Delete a Discord Server

We explain the pros, cons and alternatives of deleting a Discord server and show you how to delete a server on Discord completely if you plan to do so.


is a popular platform for online communication, especially for gamers, hobbyists, and communities, and running a Discord server can be a lot of fun. However, there may come a time when you want to delete your Discord server, either because you no longer need it, you want to start fresh, or you want to switch to another platform.

Deleting a Discord server is a permanent and irreversible action that will remove all the channels, messages, roles, and members from your server. Therefore, before you delete your Discord server, you should consider the following things:

  • Why do you want to delete your Discord server? Is it because of low activity, spam, toxicity, or something else? Are there any alternatives to deleting your server, such as archiving it, transferring ownership, or changing the settings?
  • Have you backed up any important data from your server, such as chat logs, media files, or bot configurations? Have you informed your members about your decision and given them enough time to say goodbye or join another server? Have you deleted any integrations or webhooks that are linked to your server?
  • How will deleting your Discord server affect your online presence, reputation, and relationships? Will you lose any followers, subscribers, or supporters? Will you upset any friends, partners, or collaborators? Will you miss any opportunities, events, or fun activities?
  • Are there any other platforms that can offer you the same or better features and benefits as Discord? Do you have any existing or potential servers that you can join or create instead of deleting your current one? You might consider this before you delete a Discord server so you can move your community there. Do you have any other ways to stay in touch with your online contacts?
  • Maybe you want to transfer the Discord server to a community member instead? Read our other guide to learn how this works and what to consider in that case.

If you have considered all these things and still want to delete your Discord server, here are the steps to do so:

How to Delete a Server on Discord

  1. Select the Discord server and click the menu button next to the Discord server name
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  2. Open “Server Settings”
    Windows11 - Discord - Server Name - Down Arrow Icon - Server Settings
  3. Click “Delete Server”
    Windows11 - Discord - Server Name - Down Arrow Icon - Server Settings - Delete Server
  4. Enter the Discord server name and click “Delete Server”
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How to Transfer Ownership on Discord Servers

Being a Discord server owner is not easy. It requires a lot of time, effort, and patience. If you are the owner of a Discord server, you may have considered transferring the ownership to someone else at some point instead of just deleting the Discord server. Both are decisions that should not be taken lightly because as a Discord server owner, you are the leader and the face of your community. Check out our other guide to learn how to transfer ownership on Discord servers and explain the implications and what you should consider before.
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Extra: How to Create and Add Roles in Discord Manually or with Bots

Roles in Discord are a way to assign permissions and privileges to different members of a Discord server. Roles can be used to create hierarchies, organize groups, customize colors and nicknames, and more. In our other guide, we explain Discord roles, some best practices for using Discord roles effectively, and how to create and manage them.
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Extra: How to Change Your Name or Nickname on Discord

If you are new to Discord, you might be wondering what the difference is between a Discord user name and a Discord nickname. In our other guide, we will explain the main features and functions of both, and how you can customize them to suit your preferences.
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Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.