Discord servers are one of the most popular ways for like-minded people to come together and discuss their favorite topics. There is a limit to the number of members a server can hold, but it's still a lot. What if you have a big server and want to check the number of members?
Luckily, there are several ways to find out how many Discord users are on your server. Whether through the default UI or with the help of bots, there is something for everyone.
How to View Member Count in Discord on PC
Every Discord server already displays the number of online or offline users. On PC, you can see these numbers on the right side of your screen. While this is handy for servers with small populations, the default member counter isn't ideal for large ones.
Large servers shouldn't use this tab because after going over 1 members, Discord doesn't tell you how many members are offline.
Using the tab on the right side of the screen
If your server is small, these simple steps will allow you to see how many members are on your server:
- Launch the Discord client or the web version on a browser.
- Click on the server you want to check.
- Look on the right side of the screen.
- By scrolling up and down, you can see the number of people online or offline.
If your server only has about ten members, you might not even need to scroll down. Your monitor or screen may be large enough to display all names.
Access Server Settings
Admins and mods or anyone authorized can access a Discord server's settings. In the “Server Settings” menu there is an option to display the number of members. Unfortunately, ordinary users cannot see these numbers on PC.
Here's how to access the server settings:
- Launch Discord.
- Head to the server you want to check.
- Click the arrow next to the server name.
- Select "Server Settings".
- Go to "Members" to see how many there are.
Getting there is extremely easy, but only those with admin permissions can see it. If you want all users to see statistics, it's not the end of the world. The next section will allow you to do this.
Use of the number of members
Scrolling for a few minutes to count the number of members populating a server is a tedious task. You can even be wrong. Luckily, the Discord bot developers have created more than one solution. This solution works even for non-admins.
Enter Member Count, a bot dedicated solely to member counting and more. It is currently present in at least 400 servers, and the number will only grow. With Member Count, you will no longer be in the dark about your server's statistics.
Among the functions of Member Count:
- Count members
- Counting users with specific roles
- Divide members into online or offline statuses
Here's how to use the member count and find out how many Discord users are hanging out on your big server:
- As an administrator, invite Member Count to the server.
- Select the channel to specify the bot invitation.
- Click "Allow".
- Access any text channel.
- Type “m!setup” and press “Enter”.
- You'll see a few new voice channels that will show you your stats, including the number of members.
- Feel free to delete any stats you don't want to have.
These statistics are visible to everyone, unlike the previous one requiring access to server settings. All server users can track the number of members and celebrate the achievement of a milestone.
Member count isn't the only bot you can use to determine the number of users on a server. Popular bots like Dyno also have controls for you to check out. For Dyno, it's "?membercount" with a 10 second cooldown.
All Discord bots are different and you will need to learn the commands individually if they have the member count feature. If you already have a few bots on your server, go ahead and check out their documentation. You never know if one or more of your bots can already give you these stats.
Just like with Member Count, you need to invite the bot to your server. Depending on the bot, you may also need to configure it before using the commands.
How to View Member Count in Discord on iPhone App
Discord on iPhone may seem smaller and more cluttered, but it's still an app powerhouse. The tab on the right is usually not visible, but a swipe to the right will reveal it. You can also scroll up and down to check who is online or offline.
Similar to PC, the offline tab disappears when the server reaches 1 members. As such, you will have to rely on bots or check server settings.
Here's how to check the bar on the right:
- Open the Discord app on your iPhone.
- Open any server you want to check.
- Swipe your screen to the right.
- Scroll up and down as needed to check how many members are online or offline.
- Swipe left to close the screen.
Tap on server name on iPhone
Although you must have admin permission on PC, Discord on mobile is different. All you need is to be on a server to check how many members are there. Let's take a look at the instructions.
- On your iPhone, open the Discord app.
- Head to a server.
- Tap the server name.
- Scroll down to check the number of members.
These steps do not take time and you can check out even if you are just a regular member without admin permissions.
Add member count on iPhone
Adding a bot to your server on iPhone isn't much different than doing it on a PC. You just need to know which bot you want and have Discord for your iPhone. Other than that, you will also need to make sure your server accepts bots.
Here's what adding member count looks like on iPhone:
- First, go to your server.
- Head to Server Settings.
- Make sure you have permission to add bots.
- Visit the official Member Count website on any browser.
- Invite the bot.
- Choose the server you want to invite the number of members to.
- Give Member Count all required permissions.
- Tap "Allow".
- Then type "m!setup" in any text channel.
- The member count will now appear as a voice channel.
These steps are all useful for adding other bots to the server, except for the configuration part. Each bot has its setup procedures, which you need to follow. If you already have bots with member count commands, running them will do.
How to Show Member Count in Discord on Android App
Android users can also check the member count of any server. Discord for Android is virtually identical to its iPhone counterpart. Therefore, you can follow the same steps as on iPhone.
To check the tab on the right side of the screen, follow these steps:
- Open Discord for Android.
- Access any server.
- Swipe right.
- Here you can check the number of members if it is a smaller server.
Type server name on Android
Android users also don't need to be admins and mods to check each server's member count. All they have to do is press the server name and locate the option. You can find out the number of users of your favorite server on Android this way:
- Go to any server.
- Find the server name at the top of the screen.
- Tap the 3 dots next to the server name.
- Scroll down to find "Members".
- You will immediately see how many users are on the server.
Add any bot with member count commands
You can add any bot on Discord for Android to a server you manage. Once you have the rights, adding the bot is a simple affair. Here's how:
- Make sure you have permission to add Discord bots to your server.
- Go to the website of the bot you want to add.
- Press the button to invite the bot.
- Choose the server to extend an invitation to the bot.
- Give the bot the permissions it needs.
- Tap "Allow".
- Perform all setup procedures by following the prompts.
- Enter a command if necessary.
With bots, you can check your member count at any time. Even other members of your server can do this if you allow them.
Here are 3 members
Discord server owners may be curious about their server population. While Discord makes verifying Android and iOS easier, the process is slightly more difficult on PC. Even so, with the right bots, keeping tabs on member counts is very easy.
How big is your Discord server? What bot do you use to track member count? Tell us in the comments section below.