How to change Discord Nickname? [SOLVED]

Discord is a communication platform for gamers that allows you to easily connect with friends and other players. You can join servers, chat with other players, and even voice chat. One of the awesome things about Discord is that you're not just crammed into one small group of friends. You can join many different servers for all sorts of different purposes, class discussions, communities, secret societies, the choice is yours. Discord users are distinguished by their usernames.

Even though we don't always adore them, nicknames have a way of stay with us in real life. Maybe you recently found a nickname that is way cooler than your current one? On Discord, however, users can choose from a variety of settings to personalize their experience on the platform, including usernames and nicknames. You can modify them whenever you want, given that your server role permits it. Discord allows you to change your nickname, which can be useful if you want to change your name to something new or you've just created a new account. With Server Nicknames, you can customize your name in each server that you're in (as long as you've been granted the right permissions)!

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If you've decided that you want to change your nickname, this article is for you. We will guide you step by step on how you can change your nickname.

 

Nickname vs Username

Are you also confused of the difference between a nickname and a username? Here's the difference.

The primary distinction between username and nickname is that the latter is system-wide, whereas the former are exclusive to particular servers. Users can only change their nickname themselves if it is allowed by the server’s settings. However, every user has the option to switch their username twice every hour.

For a specific server, you can modify your nickname if the server settings lets you. Your nickname is a means to have several names depending on the server you're in, whereas your username is your primary identity on Discord and is accompanied by a number.

 

How can I change my Discord Nickname on Windows/Mac PC?

Here are the few steps to follow in order to change your Discord nickname on Windows or Mac PC.

Step 1. Open your Discord app

Open your Discord application. Make sure that you installed the latest version of the app.

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Step 2. Go to your Server

Go to the server that you want to have your nickname changed.

Note: The server should permit changes in user's nicknames. If not, you cannot change your nickname here.

How to change Discord Nickname? [SOLVED]

 

Step 3. Edit Server Profile

After entering the server, you can either click on the Server's name or right click the server's icon. Both shows the same menu. After that, you will see the "Edit Server Profile". Click on it.

How to change Discord Nickname? [SOLVED]

 

Step 4. Change Nickname

You will be redirected to the "Server Profiles" page. You can now edit your nickname here. This nickname will only appear on the server that you selected on the top. You can also edit other server using this feature.

How to change Discord Nickname? [SOLVED]

 

Step 5. Save Changes

After editing your nickname, you have to change the changes that you have made.

How to change Discord Nickname? [SOLVED]

 

You have now changed your nickname on a specific server. You can check if it already changed by clicking on your profile, or checking your name on the sidebar on the right side of Discord.

How to change Discord Nickname? [SOLVED]

 

How can I change my Discord Nickname on Android/IOS Devices?

Here are the few steps to follow in order to change your Discord nickname on Android or IOD Devices.y

 

Step-1: Open your Discord app

Open your Discord application. Make sure that you installed the latest version of the app.

 

Step 2. Go to your Server

Go to the server that you want to have your nickname changed.

NOTE:

The server should permit changes in user's nicknames. If not, you cannot change your nickname here.

How to change Discord Nickname? [SOLVED]

 

Step 3. Edit Server Profile

Long press on the server icon to show the menu to change your nickname. Press on "More Options"

How to change Discord Nickname? [SOLVED]

 

You will be redirected to more settings. Click "Edit Server Profile"

How to change Discord Nickname? [SOLVED]

 

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Step 4. Change Nickname

You will be then redirected to this screen where you can edit your nickname. This nickname will only appear on the server that you selected on the top. You can also edit other server using this feature.

How to change Discord Nickname? [SOLVED]

 

Step 5. Save Changes

After editing your nickname, you have to change the changes that you have made, press "Save".

How to change Discord Nickname? [SOLVED]

 

You have now changed your nickname on a specific server. You can check if it already changed by clicking on your profile, or checking your name on the sidebar on the right side of Discord.

How to change Discord Nickname? [SOLVED]

 

And there you have it. You have now changed your nickname. You can do this on every server that you enter if you want to change your nickname.

Alternatively, if you don't mind a more public process, you could use the slash command /nick followed by your desired nickname, within a chat for that server, to quickly change it.

 

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Summary

Changing your nickname is a great way to let yourself known in a community. If you have the Change Nickname permissions in the server, you can now officially choose a new nickname. You can change your nickname using a couple of different methods in the server. Most of the communities also has tags for their specific server so you would want to change your nickname into some of their tags. With Discord's server nicknames you can customize your own nickname in different servers that you are a part of. Keep in mind that even if you're going incognito with another nickname, anyone can still click on your User Profile and see your true Discord Tag.

 

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