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Discord takes its age verification policy very seriously, and there are a number of steps that you will need to take if you have accidentally put the wrong age in during sign-up.
The good news is that this is an error that can be rectified – but you will need to jump through hoops to prove to Discord that you are the age that you claim to be.
To help, we have put together the ultimate guide to changing your age on Discord.
Why Is It Hard To Change Your Age On Discord?
Discord is a wide-ranging platform, with a vast array of content – and, by extension, this means that some servers on Discord will contain information and content that is not suitable for minors.
As a result, there are a number of servers that come with a strict over-18 age restriction, helping to ensure that age-appropriate content is limited to a restricted area.
Discord takes the safety and security of their users incredibly seriously, and this is largely in response to reports of a number of instances of inappropriate content being shared across their platform, and across wider social media platforms.
Though there is no age verification when you sign up, changing your details once you are in – for example, to consume content likely to be considered NSFW – is much tricker, and must be done manually.
How To Change Your Age
To change your age, you will need to go through the following steps:
Submit A Request To Discord
The first step in the process is to contact Discord to request an age update on your account – this is the only way you can change or adjust your birthday on Discord.
To proceed, your first port of call should be to contact the support team to make your request – their details can be found on the website and on the app.
Submit A Request
At the top of your browser, you should see ‘Submit A Request’. Click on this to open your request page.
Click on the ‘How Can We Help You?’ textbox to open the drop down menu. Click “Appeals, Age Updates and Other Questions” to ensure that your request gets to the right department.
Fill In The Form
You will then need to provide a number of details to the support team, including your full Discord tag to allow them to identify you, and all of the necessary information for your account.
Select the option for “Age Update”, and then fill in the box with a short description of your issue and what you need help with – in this case, updating your age.
Provide A Copy Of Photo ID
The next stage involves submitting a piece of photo ID from the accepted list – this will help Discord to ascertain that you are not lying about your age. Discord accepts a photo driver’s license, passport or birth certificate as proof of age.
You will need to take a photo of you holding your ID example, and then click “Add file” to your request, and attach the image before you send your request to have your age updated.
Remember that without this proof, Discord will not change the age on your account – they require authentic proof via photo ID that you are the age you say that you are, and this is to protect everyone on the platform.
If you are unable or unwilling to submit a photo ID, you will not be able to request an age change on Discord.
Changing your age on Discord using the process outlined above may seem like an unnecessarily lengthy process, but it is important to remember that every effort has been made by the staff behind the scenes to make the process as straightforward as possible.
In our experience, this is a straightforward process, and, as long as you can verify your age using the relevant documents and photo ID, should not cause you any real issues.
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