There are Discord servers for just about any purpose. Your friends can make a server for hanging out and chatting, or developers can create official channels for their games. All you need to join a server is a link.
Option 1: Join a Discord Server in a Web Browser
We recommend joining a Discord server by using the Discord app for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, or Linux, although it’s not required. If you don’t have the app installed, you can still join a server through a web browser on most devices.
To join a Discord server without the app, click on the invite link provided to you. Discord invite links will look something like this: https://discord.gg/XxX1X1
If you have an account, click “Already Have An Account?” to sign in and join the server. If you don’t have an account, Discord will ask you for a username. Type it in, and select “Continue”.
If you choose not to log in here, Discord will prompt you to create an account. If you don’t, you will not be able to access any private chats you have on this server after you close the browser.
Option 2: Join a Discord Server Through the App
The Discord app provides more features than the website. You can download it for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone, and iPad.
Sign in to the app and then click on the invite link provided to you. The link will automatically open the app which will prompt you to confirm that you’d like to join the server.
Once you’ve joined the server, Discord will automatically open it in your app. You can see the list of all your servers on the left side of the app.
Option 3: Join a Discord Server Through the Join Menu
Alternatively, in either the desktop app or the web app, you can click the plus sign in the bottom left.
Next, click “Join a Server”. Paste the server link into this menu, and press “Join”.
Finding Discord Servers
If you want to find servers that fit your interests, use Discord’s Server Discovery feature to search through available Discord servers by keyword. To access Server Discovery, click the magnifying glass icon in the bottom left.
Server Discovery is available in the desktop app and the web app. Most games or communities will have a Discord server, so Google for one. If one doesn’t appear, you can create your own!
Discord’s user-friendly invite features make it easy to find and join communities that fit your interests. You can also use the app to easily bring your friends or fans together by posting your own custom invite link on social media.
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