How to Change your Nickname on Discord in 2022 (PC & Mobile)

Here in this guide, I will brief 2 methods on how to change your nickname on discord both with PC & Mobile.

You may have seen people changing their names on different discord servers.

Even I was confused when I was new on discord and noticed the guy I spoke to on discord had a different name now.

Discord allows you to change your nicknames for every discord server but keep in mind discord username and nicknames are two different things.

I will also brief on the discord username at the bottom of this post, but first, let’s see how to change your nickname on discord.

 

How to Change your Nickname on Discord (PC)

I have seen people asking that, can you change your name on discord for free or is there any fee or specific role they need.

You can change your name on any discord server absolutely free.

There are two ways to change your nickname on discord and I will be briefing both of them.

In case you have trouble changing nicknames on discord, I will also share the solution for that at the end of this guide.

NOTE:- You may not have permission to change the nickname on every discord server.

 

Method 1 – Change Discord Nickname with Slash Command

This is one of the easiest ways to change your nickname on any discord server.

Discord has a couple of options that work through the slash command and changing nicknames is one of them.

Follow below easy steps below to change the name on any discord server.

  • Open your discord either through the application or from the web.

     

  • From the left-hand servers list, open the server where you want to change your nickname.

     

  • Now in the server open any channel where you have permission to send messages which will be most probably general or chat.

     

  • In the chatbox type, the command /nick give space and then type your desired nickname.

     

  • So for example, if I want my nickname SebRauf I will type /nick SebRauf.

    how to change name in discord server with slash command
    how to change name in discord server with slash command

     

  • Hit the enter key and you will see that your nickname has been changed for that server.

     

You may first try this in your own created server to make sure you are following the right command. 

 

Method 2 – Change Discord Nickname from Server Settings

This is another method or an option for you to change your nickname on discord. Follow the easy steps to change your discord name on the server.

  • Open Discord application or through the web and make sure you are logged in with your account.

  • From the left-hand servers list choose the server where you want to change your nickname.

     

  • Click on the server name and choose “Edit Server Profile” from the drop-down menu.

    How to Edit server profile on Discord
    How to Edit server profile on Discord

     

  • A new box of Edit Server Profile will now be up and the very first option you will find will be of Nickname.

    How to change name on any Discord server
    How to change the name on any Discord server

     

  • Click on the Nickname box and type your desired name that you want for this discord server.

In case if the nickname option is not highlighted and shows disabled then probably you don’t have the permission on this server to change the nickname.

 

How to Change your Nickname on Discord (Mobile)

Now, most of the users are using discord on their mobile.

Let me also guide you on how to change your nickname on discord mobile which is applicable both for Android and iPhone.

  • Launch your discord application on your phone.
  • From the left-hand servers list choose the server where you want to change your nickname.
  • Now tap on the server name on the top and then tap on “Edit Server Profile”.
  • Here the very first option that you will find will be of Nickname. Tap on the box and type your desired nickname for this server.

 

How to Change your Discord Username

Your username on discord helps other users to identify you and it’s not recommended to change it.

But still, if you wish to change because of any reasons then follow the below steps.

  • Open your Discord and make sure you are logged into your account.

     

  • Click on the settings gear ⚙️ icon located at the very left-hand bottom.

    Discord User Settings
    Discord User Settings

     

  • Discord settings will now be up with the “My Account” section and you will find here your username. If it appears with Streamer mode enabled then kindly disable streamer mode to view the My Account section.

    How to change username on Discord
    How to change username on Discord

     

  • Click on Edit at the very right of the username and your username box will now be up.

     

  • Click on the username box and type your new desired username.

By the end of this article, I will also share a few best discord nicknames and username ideas.

 

How Often can you Change your Discord Name?

When we talk about discord names there are basically two things, Discord username, and nickname.

Discord Username can be changed every 30 minutes that means twice an hour. Now there are no frequency limits in changing your discord nicknames and you can change it as much time you want to.

In the case of a discord username you may get an error on discord “you are changing your username too fast”. This simply means if you try changing your username multiple times within 30 minutes you will get this message. So have some patience and try after some time.

This is why many users copy the ID of discord users as people keep changing their nicknames and usernames.

 

Discord Nickname Ideas

So far you know how to change your nickname on discord so in case if you don’t have any good nicknames then check these few nicknames for discord.

As there are a few ideas you can also change them and customize them.

 

An_Idiot

Couch_Potato

Val-Master

Jumbo BOOM

Nickname Changed

You_ate_my_Sandwich

Ask_yo_girl_about_me

Danger BASS

Kiss_My_Axe

The_Government

These are a few ideas you can also look at below video for more discord nickname ideas.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can’t change the nickname on the discord server

There are many discord servers that disable the nickname permission on their server.

So if you go to their server edit server profile section you will find that Nickname is disabled and is not highlighted. In this case, you can’t do anything and can only ask the owner or admins to give permission or some special roles.

If the nickname option is highlighted and still you can change the nickname then better try using another nickname or restart discord.


How to change other people’s nicknames on discord

If you are the owner of the discord server you can change other people’s nicknames. But you cannot change the nicknames of others on any other discord server.

There are a few bots that you can look for to change people’s nicknames on the server as this cannot be done through the slash command.

FINAL WORDS

Having different nicknames on different discord servers also helps to maintain your privacy without revealing your real username.

But on another hand, several people also misuse it, so it’s better to have a familiar name and don’t misuse it.

I guess you know now that how to change your nicknames on discord and if you still have any questions let me know in the comment box.

Shahbaz Ahmad

I am Shahbaz, and by profession, I am a full-time Blogger and a YouTuber. I have done a master's in M.B.A and I love playing online games like PUBG and Valorant. I have a small family with my mom, dad, and a younger brother. My blogs and videos are on technology as I have experience and knowledge.

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