How to Change Someone’s Nickname on Discord? (Step by step)

In the dynamic world of online communication, Discord has emerged as a leading platform for connecting with friends and communities.

Discord offers various features to enhance the user experience, and one such feature is the ability to change a person’s nickname.

In contrast to usernames, which are unique identifiers, nicknames are customizable and provide a more informal way to greet and interact with others on the platform.

This article will walk you through the process of changing the nicknames of friends and other people on Discord.


How to Change Someone Else’s Nickname on Discord?

The process of changing someone’s nickname is slightly different on PC and mobile.

So, let’s discuss how to change someone’s nickname on Discord server.

To change someone’s nickname on a Discord server, you must have administrative rights to that server.

On WEB/Desktop

STEP 1: Launch “Dispute” on your PC.

Open Discord PC on your computer

STEP 2: Open the server of your choice from the server list.

Select the server

STEP 3: Click on “People” icon to display the member list.

Click the person icon on the PC Discord server

STEP 4: Look for the person whose nickname you want to change.

STEP 5: Right click their name and select “Change Nickname”.

Click Change Discord PC nickname

STEP 6: Set their nickname and click “Keep”.

Change Username and Click Save Discord PC

On Mobile

STEP 1: Launch “Dispute” app on your phone.

Open Discord on your phone

STEP 2: Tap on “Meat sandwich” icon in the top right corner.

Tap the hamburger menu icon

STEP 3: Open the server of your choice from the server list.

Select the server on the phone

STEP 4: Tap on “People” icon in the upper right corner to view the member list.

Tap the mobile discord person icon

STEP 5: Look for the person whose nickname you want to change.

STEP 6: Tap their username and a pop-up box will appear.

Tap their profile and a slide up menu will appear discord mobile

STEP 7: Tap “Manage”.

Tap manage on the discord mobile user profile

STEP 8: Type their nickname in “NICKNAME” box and tap “Finished”.

Type a nickname and tap finish discord mobile

STEP 9: Tap “Close”.

Tap on close discord phone

Their new nickname will be visible in the members list.

Changing someone’s nickname on the server will change their nickname for everyone. However, the nickname will be visible to everyone on the server. You’ll need to add the person as a friend if you want to change their nickname to just your own.


How to Change Your Friends’ Nicknames on Discord?

Changing your nickname on Discord can add a personal touch to your interactions.

This allows you to use a familiar or affectionate name that reflects the nature of your relationship with the person.

On WEB/Desktop

STEP 1: Launch Discord on your PC.

STEP 2: Click “Friends” then select “All” on.

Friends and all friends on Discord PC

STEP 3: Look for the friend whose nickname you want to change.

STEP 4: Right click their profile and select “Add Friend Nickname”.

Right-click the user and click add Discord PC friend nickname

STEP 5: Type your friend’s nickname in the box and click “Keep”.

Set your friend's nickname and click save Discord PC

Your friend’s nickname will be visible to you.

On Mobile

STEP 1: Launch “Dispute” app on your phone.

STEP 2: Tap on “Friends” icon at the bottom.

Tap the discord mobile friends icon

STEP 3: Look for your friend whose nickname you want to change.

STEP 4: Tap their name. A swipe up menu of their profile will appear.

Tap a Discord Mobile friend's profile

STEP 5: Tap on vertical ellipsis located on their profile.

Tap the vertical ellipsis on discord mobile

STEP 6: Tap “Add Friend Nickname”.

Tap add discord mobile friend nickname

STEP 7: Set your friend’s nickname and tap “Keep”.

Add your friend's nickname to discord mobile


Discord’s feature to change nicknames brings a fun dimension of interaction. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily customize a friend’s or someone’s nickname on Discord.


Do other people see my chosen nickname across all servers in Discord?

No, you can have different nicknames on each server. The nickname you choose is specific to that server.

Are nicknames public on Discord?

Nicknames are visible within the server they are assigned to. Keep privacy in mind when choosing a nickname.

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