How To Find Discord Servers

Discover the best Discord servers to join

What To Know

  • Discord servers are a type of online discussion forum with voice chat functionality.
  • There are millions of Discord servers to join on a wide variety of topics.
  • Niche and popular Discord servers can be found within the Discord app, in server directories, and on social media.

This article covers how to find Discord servers using the Discord app, online directories and other resources, as well as how to sort out the best Discord servers from the ones that should be avoided.

How to Use the Discord Server Search

Discord servers are essentially advanced online discussion forums that have extra functionality like voice chat, system notifications, and app support on both computers and smart devices. There are literally hundreds of millions of Discord servers to join on almost every topic imaginable from Discord dating servers to servers dedicated to gaming and anime series.

The easiest way to find public Discord servers is to use the built-in server search on the Discord desktop app.

  1. Open the Discord app on your computer.

  2. Click the Explore Public Servers icon that looks like a compass.

    Discord desktop app on Windows 10.
  3. You will now be shown the front page of the official Discord server directory with a search bar at the top and several popular Discord servers underneath such as those dedicated to the Fortnite video game and Minecraft. Click on any of these to check them out to see what their community is like and how active they are.

    Discord servers in the Discord desktop app on Windows 10.
  4. If you like a Discord server, all you need to do to join is to click on the Join button at the top of the screen. You can also click the compass icon again to return to the main directory.

    Discord Fortnite server in the Discord desktop app on Windows 10.
  5. In addition to the featured popular servers, you can also discover other Discord servers to join by navigating via the categories on the left menu. The categories available are Gaming, Music, Education, Science & Tech, and Entertainment.

    Discord servers in the Discord desktop app on Windows 10.
  6. Another way to find Discord servers is to use the search bar. This can be useful if you’re not sure which category your preferred topic fits in or if it relates to more than one category.

    One example of such a topic would be Star Wars which has Discord servers dedicated to popular Star Wars video games such as Star Wars Battlefront II and The Old Republic and also its movies and Disney Plus series like The Mandalorian, Ahsoka, and Rangers of the New Republic.

    Star Wars Discord servers in the Discord desktop app on Windows 10.

Online Directories for Popular Discord Servers

One alternative method for finding Discord servers to join is to browse online Discord server lists via an online directory. Here are some of the more popular Discord server directories worth exploring.

  • The largest Discord server directory with categories for learning languages, music, LGBT, and politics in addition to the usual video game topics.
  • Another reliable server directory with thousands of options per category.
  • This directory features a massive selection of gaming and geek culture Discord servers to join.

Other Ways to Find Discord Servers to Join

Most popular Discord servers can be found via the built-in server search or one of the above directories but many can also be discovered elsewhere online as well.

  • Find Discord servers on social media. Many companies and individuals will often share their Discord servers on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Join exclusive servers via Patreon. Patreon features strong integration with Discord and many creators offer exclusive access to private Discord servers to their supporters.
  • Check Facebook Groups for servers. Some Facebook Groups also have Discord servers for their members to connect with each other in.
  • Video game streamers are all about Discord. A massive number of small and large streamers on Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and Facebook Gaming own their own Discord servers for their community to chat about their streams, gaming, and other related topics. Check your favorite streamer’s profile page to see if they have a Discord server to join.

You can join as many Discord servers as you like so feel free to browse and search until you find the online community that’s best for you. If you’re finding it hard to find the right server, why not create your own Discord server and invite others to join and build a new community with you?

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