How to Change Your Nickname on a Discord Server

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2024 by

Discord is a popular communication platform for gamers, allowing them to chat with friends and join communities. One of the features of Discord is the ability to change your nickname on a server. This can be useful for personalization or to fit in with a specific community. However, some users may encounter issues when trying to change their nickname. In this article, we will discuss how to change your nickname on a Discord server and address common problems that may arise.

Changing Your Nickname

To change your nickname on a Discord server, follow these steps:

  1. Open Discord and log into your account.
  2. Click on the server you want to change your nickname on.
  3. On the right side of the screen, click on the server name at the top.
  4. Select “Change Nickname” from the drop-down menu.
  5. Enter your desired nickname and click “Save.”

Your nickname will now be changed on that specific server. Keep in mind that this change will only be visible to members of that server and will not affect your username on other servers or your overall Discord account.

Why Can’t I Change My Friend’s Nickname on Discord?

If you are trying to change a friend’s nickname on a Discord server and are unable to do so, it may be because you do not have the necessary permissions. Only server administrators and users with the “Manage Nicknames” permission can change other users’ nicknames. If you do not have this permission, you will not be able to change your friend’s nickname.

Discord Nickname History

Discord also has a feature that allows you to view the nickname history of a user on a specific server. This can be useful for keeping track of previous nicknames or for moderating inappropriate nicknames. To view a user’s nickname history, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the user’s name in the server member list.
  2. Select “Nickname History” from the drop-down menu.
  3. A pop-up window will appear, showing the user’s previous nicknames on that server.

Common Problems and Solutions

Some users may encounter issues when trying to change their nickname on a Discord server. Here are some common problems and solutions:

  • “Save” button is greyed out: This may be because the nickname you are trying to use is already taken by another user on the server. Try using a different nickname.
  • “You are changing your nickname too fast” message: Discord has a limit on how often you can change your nickname on a server. Wait a few minutes before trying again.
  • Nickname is not changing: This may be due to a server setting that only allows administrators to change nicknames. Contact a server administrator for assistance.


Changing your nickname on a Discord server is a simple process, but it may be restricted by server settings or permissions. If you encounter any issues, try the solutions mentioned above or reach out to a server administrator for help. Personalizing your nickname can add a fun and unique touch to your Discord experience. Have you changed your nickname on a Discord server before? Let us know in the comments.

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