Discord allows its users to create different server roles to help them manage their communities.
These roles also prove to be guidelines for the members to help them reach out to the right person in their time of need.
If you are one of those people who want to be clear on who are important people in any server, especially the admins, then we can help your figure that out.
You can find the owner, admin, moderator, expert, ambassador, staff, or other roles in any Discord server you want. Go to that server and tap the people icon in the top right corner. You can see the list of members under different sections to help you navigate. Similarly, you can tap on each member’s profile to learn more about their role in the server.
Let’s dive in and learn more about admin and moderators on Discord and how to find them on any server.
Admin vs. Moderator on Discord Server
Before we begin, let’s explore two distinct roles in any Discord server.
First is the admin, who is also the owner or creator of the server, and the second is the moderator.
There are other roles you can create (depending on the size of your server), such as co-owners, ambassadors, experts, assistant moderators, staff, knights, etc.
A server admin is the most powerful individual who technically owns the server. Generally, the owner keeps the admin role to themselves, but they can assign them to others with customized permissions.
A server admin can establish the community rules or enforce them, send invitations to people, create or delete channels, manage messages, assign roles, and make decisions to keep or kick people out of their servers. Similarly, they can change settings within the server.
If the owner assigns the admin role to someone they trust, then this power is subject to the permission given by the server owner.
They can do everything a server owner can except delete the server.
You can create 250 roles in any Discord server.
The moderator of any server has the power to oversee the management of that server.
They are assigned to ensure that all members follow the participation rules laid down by the owner to foster a positive and healthy environment.
They can invite, ban or evict any member, manage messages, and make announcements.
The owner or admin can also give a color code to the role to make it stand out among others for every member.
Some Discord servers associate fun titles (matching with the theme of the server) with admin, moderators, and other roles rather than their exact names.
How To Figure Out Who Is the Owner/Admin of the Discord Server?
Finding all the roles and members in your Discord server is easy.
Similarly, you can also figure out the admin, owner, moderator, and all roles and members of other Discord servers.
For Discord Desktop App or Web Version
Follow these steps to find who is the admin of the Discord server on your PC:
- Open Discord on your PC.
- Select the desired server from the left panel.
- On the server, click the “Show Member List” (two white silhouettes) option in the top right corner next to pinned messages.
- You will see all the members on the left panel. Generally, the admins will be under the “Admins” header and moderators under the “Mods” header. The higher the role in the hierarchy, the higher their placement among other members.
You can also see their roles in the description when you click on the profiles. You can send them a direct message to explain your query or report someone if you want.
If you see any member with a crown icon, know they are the owners.
Any server’s moderators should be your go-to people if you encounter any offensive behavior by any member. They can evict or ban any member if they violate any participation rules on the server.
On Discord Mobile App
Follow these steps to find out who is the admin of the Discord server on the mobile app:
- Launch the Discord app on your mobile device.
- Tap on the hamburger menu icon in the top left corner.
- Tap the desired server on the left panel.
- Open the “general” text chat.
- Tap the two white silhouettes icon in the top right corner.
- Find the admins, moderators, and others in specific sections.
Other Ways Around
You can also check admin or moderators by clicking on the announcement channel of any server.
Generally, admins and moderators post on these channels as other members are not allowed.
Similarly, you can also ask the OG members to give you the names of the admin to reach out to them.
You can also try mentioning or tagging the moderator by “@mention the role” along with your query of asking the admin’s name.
You can create over 200 roles in any Discord server to make your life easier if it has gone overwhelmingly big.
Admins and moderators are the most coveted people in any server who can help you in case of difficulty or complaints.
Try our method to find the admin of any server and message them with your queries or complaints directly.
Go to your server and navigate to the “Server Settings” option from the drop-down menu (drop-down arrow next to the server’s name or three dots next to it for the mobile app).
Then tap on the “Roles” option to see all the roles you have assigned to different members. You can also create new roles here.
A server’s admin can only see those activities that are also viewable to other members, such as your public messages or channels you join. They cannot view your private messages.