In this article, we will guide you on how to transfer Discord server ownership.
How to transfer owner on Discord?
Transferring ownership of a server that you grew and loved is not an easy decision. You need to be sure of this since you can't get the server back once you've given it to someone else. Also, only the owner can transfer ownership of the Discord server. Administrators do not have access on this part of the Discord server.
Here's a detailed step by step guide on how to transfer Discord server ownership.
Step 1. Launch your Discord App
Open your Discord application thru browser or on the Desktop application. Make sure that you've installed the latest version of the application.
Step 2. Go to a Server that you Own
Go to the server that you want to transfer ownership. For this instance, I will be using our test server, GoLinuxCloud Test Server and we will be transferring this server.
Note: Make sure you are the OWNER OF THE SERVER so that you can have the option to transfer the ownership of the server.
Step 3. Go to Server Settings
Click on the Server's name. You will see that a drop down menu will appear. These are the settings that you can change on your server or a server that you manage. Click on "Server Settings".
Step 4. Go to Members
After entering the User Settings, you will see all the settings that you can change on your account. Below User Management, click on "Members".
Step 5. Select a Member
Select the member that you want to transfer the server to. This could be a friend that you personally know or a trustworthy Administrator or Moderator that you know that will take care of your server.
Step 6. Transfer Ownership
On the right side of the user's name, three dots will appear. Click on it and you will be shown all the actions you can do to that certain Discord member. For this instance, we want to transfer the server, click on "Transfer Ownership". This option will only appear if and only if you are the owner of the server.
Note: Once you have transferred the server, you cannot get it back. The only way to be the owner of this server again is if the new owner gives you back the ownership of the server. Make sure you are the OWNER OF THE SERVER so that you can have the option to transfer the ownership of the server.
Step 7. Confirm Transfer Ownership
Toggle the button that says "I acknowledge that by transferring ownership to *user's name*, it officially belongs to them " and once it hits green, Transfer Ownership button will be enabled.
Step 8. Two Factor Authentication Confirmation
This is an additional step since Discord has upgraded their security. You need to confirm using your two factor authenticator whether or not your decision is final.
After hitting that "Transfer Ownership" button, you have successfully transferred the server to the user that you chose. He will now be the owner of the server and have full access.
There will be a time when you must relinquish control of the Discord server. You can be preoccupied with something more important or it could be a result of some personal circumstances. There are some tasks that can only be performed by the owner, so even though you have the choice to grant Administrator or Moderator roles, it's still preferable to give them up completely if you won't be returning. If this ever happens in the future, it's good to know that you can transfer the server that you grew from hard work to a trusted companion.
If you ever feel that it's time to transfer the ownership of the server, follow the steps above!