How to Leave a Discord Server

Plus, how to transfer ownership

What to know

  • Desktop & app: Right-click or tap and hold the server's icon. Select Leave Server. Click or tap Leave Server on the pop-up confirmation.
  • Desktop: Right-click server icon > Server Settings > Members > three-dot menu > Transfer Ownership > confirm > Transfer Ownership.
  • App: Select server > three-dot menu > settings icon > Members > three-dot menu > Transfer ownership > confirm > Transfer.

This guide will walk you through how to leave a server on Discord that you no longer want to be a part of or receive notifications for. It will also cover how to transfer ownership for a server if you want to let someone else take charge once you've gone.

How to Leave a Discord Server on the Desktop Application

Leaving a Discord server on the desktop application takes just a few clicks or taps. Here's how to do it.

  1. Open the Discord application and log in if necessary.

    Discord
  2. Find the server you want to leave.

    Selecting a Discord server.
  3. Right-click or tap and hold on the icon of the server you want to leave.

    Leaving a Discord server.
  4. Select Leave Server from the list menu.

    Leaving a Discord server.
  5. When prompted, select Leave Server from the pop-up confirmation prompt.

    Confirm leaving Discord.

You have now left that server and will no longer receive any notifications from it. If you want to access it or receive information from it again, you'll need to rejoin.

If you're leaving because of harassment or similar concerns, you can report a user or a server to Discord.

How to Leave a Discord Server on the Mobile App

You can also leave a Discord server using the mobile app, and it's no more complicated than the desktop application.

  1. Open the Discord app on your smartphone or another device.

  2. Select the server you want to leave from the left-hand menu.

  3. Press and hold the server name.

  4. Select Leave Server. When prompted, select Leave Server again to confirm.

    Leaving a Discord server from the mobile app.

    You've now left the server. If you want to access it or get notifications, you will need to rejoin the server.

    How to Transfer Ownership of a Discord Server on Desktop

    Transferring ownership of a server takes just a few taps or clicks, and you can hand off your beloved server to a trusting member to continue administrating in the future.

  5. Select the Discord server that you want to transfer.

    Selecting which Discord server you want to transfer.
  6. Right-click or tap and hold the server icon, then select Server Settings > Members.

    The server settings menu in Discord.
  7. Select the three-dot menu to the member's right, then select Transfer Ownership.

    The Transfer Ownership button in Discord.
  8. When prompted, tick the box to confirm your choice and select Transfer Ownership.

    Confirming the transfer of the server.

The member you selected is now the server owner and can do what they wish.

How to Transfer Ownership of a Discord Server on the Mobile App

Transferring ownership on the mobile app takes a couple of extra steps, but it's still quick and easy.

  1. Select the server you want to transfer the ownership of and tap the three-dot menu in the upper right.

  2. Select the Settings cog icon.

  3. Scroll down and select Members.

    Transferring ownership of a server in the Discord mobile app.
  4. Select the three-dot menu next to the member you want to transfer ownership to, and select Transfer ownership.

  5. When prompted, tick the box to confirm your choice and select Transfer.

    Confirming the ownership transfer in the Discord mobile app.

That member is now the owner of the server and can do with it what they wish.

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