How to make a Discord room in private mode on PC or Mac

How to make a Discord room in private mode on PC or Mac
How to make a Discord room in private mode on PC or Mac
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Learn how to restrict desktop access to a Discord room to only certain members you want.

Steps

Make a Discord Channel Private on a PC or Mac Step 1

Step 1. Open Discord

Click the Discord application in the Windows menu (on PC) or in the Applications folder (on Mac), then sign in, if you are not already signed in.

  • You can also sign in to Discord in your browser. Go to https://www.discordapp.com, click To log in at the top right of the screen, then enter your account details to log in.
  • You must be a server administrator or have the necessary permissions to switch a room to private mode.
Make a Discord Channel Private on a PC or Mac Step 2

Step 2. Click on a server

Server icons are displayed in the left column of the screen. The list of rooms for this server will then appear.

Make a Discord Channel Private on a PC or Mac Step 3

Step 3. Hover over the living room to switch to private mode with your mouse

You will see two small icons.

Make a Discord Channel Private on a PC or Mac Step 4

Step 4. Click on the gear

This icon is to the right of the salon name.

Make a Discord Channel Private on a PC or Mac Step 5

Step 5. Click Permissions

Make a Discord Channel Private on a PC or Mac Step 6

Step 6. Click @everyone to select it

If it was already selected, you can skip this step.

Make a Discord Channel Private on a PC or Mac Step 7

Step 7. Click the red X in the right panel

Make a Discord Channel Private on a PC or Mac Step 8

Step 8. Click Save Changes

It's the green button at the bottom right of Discord. Now that you have removed all permissions from this room, you need to add the users manually.

Make a Discord Channel Private on a PC or Mac Step 9

Step 9. Click on the + next to the "Roles / Members" heading

The list of server members opens.

Make a Discord Channel Private on a PC or Mac Step 10

Step 10. Click on a person to add them to the room

Make a Discord Channel Private on a PC or Mac Step 11

Step 11. Grant permissions to the people you want

Click on the green check mark next to each permission. The four permissions listed below are recommended to allow users to chat with each other.

  • Read messages.
  • Send messages.
  • Attaching files (optional).
  • Add reactions (if you wish it).
Make a Discord Channel Private on a PC or Mac Step 12

Step 12. Click Save Changes

You have now added a member with classic permissions to the private room. You will need to repeat this process with each additional member to add. Only people you add will be able to use this lounge.

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