How to Delete a Discord Server

Ditch your Discord server for good

What to Know

  • Open Discord and open your server's Settings menu.
  • At the bottom of the list is some red text, Delete Server.
  • If you're sure you're ready to kill off your server for good, select it.

In this guide we'll show you how to delete a Discord server in both the desktop and mobile applications. Remember though, this action is permanent, so only go ahead with it if you're absolutely sure this is what you want to do.

How to Delete a Discord Server on the Desktop Application

Deleting a channel for good on the desktop application only takes a few clicks. Be sure to let everyone in the channel know what you're doing so they're not surprised when it disappears, and then proceed with these steps.

Only the owner of a Discord server can delete it. If you want to become the owner, you either need to have made the server yourself, or have someone transfer the ownership to you.


  1. Open the Discord application and select the server you want to delete.

    Discord's main screen.
  2. Right click or tap and hold on the server and select Server Settings from the menu.

    Discord Server's Settings main screen.
  3. Select the red Delete Server from the bottom of the left-hand menu.

    Where to find the Delete Server option in Discord.
  4. You'll be asked if you are sure you want to delete this channel. If you are,
    type the server name in the respective field, and select Delete Server.

    The Delete Server confirmation in Discord.

The server will then be permanently deleted.

How to Delete a Discord Server on the Mobile App

Deleting a Discord server on a mobile app is slightly different to on desktop, but is no more difficult. 

As with the desktop application, only the owner of a Discord server can delete it. If you want to become the owner, you either need to have made the server yourself, or have someone transfer the ownership to you.

  1. Open the Discord App and select the server you want to delete.

  2. Select the three-dot menu icon in the top-right.

  3. Select the Settings cog icon, followed by the three dot menu in the top-right.

    Getting ready to delete a server in the Discord mobile app.
  4. Select Delete server.

  5. When prompted, select Delete Server again.

    Finalizing the deletion of a server in the Discord mobile app.

The server will then be permanently deleted. If you want to remake it or make a new one, here's how to create a Discord server.

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