How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone

Virtually everything you see on Discord has a unique 18-digit number assigned to it. Discord users, messages, channels, and servers all have special IDs. These numbers are typically used by developers to reference individual items.

How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone

While you can enjoy Discord life without knowing any of these IDs, sometimes a Server ID is needed to help investigate or troubleshoot an issue. Read on to find out how to find a Discord server ID.



Before recovering an identifier, you must first activate the "Developer mode". This gives you the ability to copy identifiers and makes other information available. We have included the steps on how to do this. Our FAQ also explains how to find your user ID, other user IDs, and message and channel IDs – just in case.

How to Find Discord Server ID on PC

To locate the Server ID, you must first enable "Developer Mode". Here's how to do it from desktop app and web browser access:

  1. Connect to Discord.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  2. Next to your username in the bottom left, click the "Settings" icon.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  3. In the menu on the left, choose the option "APP SETTINGS".
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  4. Scroll down to the "Advanced" section, then click the slider next to the "Developer Mode" option.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  5. Now press ESC or click X to close Settings.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone

Notes: "Developer mode" is enabled once the slider is blue and disabled when it is grey.


Now, to find the ID of a server:

  1. Above the list of text channels, right-click on the server name to open it.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  2. Choose "Copy ID".
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  3. Paste the ID somewhere for later use.
    • You can disable "Developer Mode" now if you wish.
      How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone

How to Find a Discord Server ID on an iPhone

Before copying a server ID, you need to enable “developer mode”. Here's how to use your iPhone or any iOS device:


  1. Log in to your Discord account.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  2. At the top left, tap the three-line menu icon to access the menu panel.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  3. At the bottom right of the menu, tap your profile icon.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  4. Swipe up to find "APP SETTINGS", then tap "Appearance", find "ADVANCED".
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  5. Next, tap the slider next to the “Developer mode” option to enable it.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  6. Exit the “Appearance” menu.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone

Notes: When the slider is grey, “Developer mode” is disabled; it is blue when activated.


Now, to find the ID of a server:

  1. Above the channel list, find the server name, then tap the three-dot icon next to it.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  2. At the bottom of the drop-down menu, choose "Copy ID".
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
    • The Server ID will be copied to your clipboard.

How to Find Discord Server ID on Android Device

Before retrieving a server ID, you need to enable “Developer Mode”. To do this, follow these steps on your Android device:


  1. Log in to your Discord account.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  2. Tap the hamburger menu icon.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  3. Tap your profile icon at the bottom right.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  4. Choose "User Settings", "Application Settings", then "Behavior".
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  5. Now enable “Developer Mode” by tapping on the slider next to “CAT BEHAVIOUR”
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  6. Exit the "Behavior" menu.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone

Notes: "Developer mode" is enabled once the slider is blue and disabled when it is grey.

To copy a server ID:

  1. Above the channel list, long press the server name.
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
  2. In the drop-down menu, press "Copy ID".
    How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone
    • The Server ID will be copied to your clipboard.
      How to Find a Server ID in Discord on a PC or Smartphone

Additional FAQs

How do I find a Discord channel ID?

From the desktop with "Developer Mode" enabled:


1. Right-click on the channel.

2. Select "Copy ID" from the menu.

· The channel ID will be copied to your clipboard.

From an iOS device with "Developer Mode" enabled:

1. Search for the channel, then long press it.

2. Tap "Copy ID" in the menu options.

From an Android device with “Developer Mode” enabled:

1. Locate the channel and long press it.

2. Select "Copy ID" from the menu.

How do I find a Discord message ID?

From the desktop with "Developer Mode" enabled:

1. Find the message, then right-click anywhere in the text.

2. Click "Copy ID" in the menu.

· The channel ID will be copied to your clipboard.

From an iOS device with "Developer Mode" enabled:

1. Find the message, then long press anywhere in its text.

2. Press "Copy ID" in the menu.

From an Android device with “Developer Mode” enabled:

1. Find the message and long press the text.

2. Tap "Copy ID".

Retrieving Discord Server ID

To identify specific Discord items such as users, text or voice messages, channels, and servers, it is assigned a unique number. This makes things easier when Discord needs to troubleshoot an issue or conduct an investigation.

Getting a Server ID, or any other ID for that matter, is easy from the desktop or mobile app. Once "Developer Mode" is enabled in the "Advanced" settings, right-clicking or long-pressing the item will give you the option to "Copy ID". The item ID is then copied to your clipboard.

What kind of topics do you like to talk about on Discord? What do you think of Discord in general? Do you use other similar platforms – if so, how do they compare? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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