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How to make announcement channel in Discord on desktop and mobile

Here's how to set up an announcement channel in a server
Last Updated on April 17, 2024
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If you are wondering how you can make an announcement channel for your Discord server, then we have you covered right here.

Discord introduced the announcement channel way back in 2021. Much like the name suggests, announcement channels are for making announcements. Usually, only the server owner or a few members can post on this channel. The aim is typically to compile all the server-related announcements in one channel.

Now, you can only set up an announcement channel if you have Community enabled on your server. If you don’t, you will have to enable it first. In this guide, we will show you how to enable Community and set up a new announcement channel for your server using your PC or mobile. 

Quick Answer

Open Discord > Go to Server > Open Server Settings > Enable Community > Set up Community channels > Create a new channel > Select ‘Announcement’ as the type > Name the channel

How to make an announcement channel in Discord on PC

If you use the Discord desktop app or the website version, then follow these steps. We are assuming that you already have a server. If you don’t, check out our guide on how to make a new server on Discord.



Head over to the server

Open Discord and go to the server that you want to make an announcement channel for.



Open Server Settings

Then, click on the server name at the top-left corner and go to Server Settings.

Screenshot of a Discord server interface on desktop, highlighting the server settings



Enable Community

In Server Settings, scroll down to the ‘Community’ tab and click on ‘Enable Community’ to set up a community server. 

When the menu opens up, click on ‘Get Started’ and complete the prompts that appear on the screen. 

Screenshot of Discord's community settings page on desktop and mobile, highlighting features with red arrows pointing at various text boxes and a 3D illustration of a building.

You will also be asked to set up a Rules or Guidelines channel and a Community Updates channel. 

Once you’re done, you will see two new channels on your server – Rules and Moderator Only. Plus, your server will have many more options like Events, Browse Channel, and more.



Set up an announcement channel

With Community enabled, you will now be able to set up an announcement.

Now, click on ‘+’ next to ‘Text Channel’ or ‘Voice Channel.’ From the list of server types that appear, select ‘Announcements’ and name the channel. Once you’re done, click on ‘Create Channel.’

Screenshot of the "create channel" interface on Discord, displaying various channel types with an arrow pointing to the "announcement channel" option.



Share updates

The new announcement channel will appear on the left pane along with other channels. You can now start sharing updates in the announcement channel.

How to make an announcement channel in Discord on mobile

You can also set up an announcement channel in Discord using the mobile app.



Go to the Server Settings

Launch the Discord app and go to the server to which you want to add an announcement channel. Then, tap on the server name to view the server. From the info page, click on ‘Settings.’

Two smartphone screens displaying a messaging app's server settings on Discord, with red arrows pointing to menu options on both screens.



Enable Community

In Server Settings, scroll down and click on the ‘Enable Community’ option. When you enable this option, you will be prompted to set up community channels.



Setup the community channels

To set up your community, you will need to agree to a few terms, add two new channels, and set this up.

Three screenshots of the Discord setup process on desktop and mobile focusing on community safety, announcement channel basics, and permissions settings to keep the community safe.

As you can see, there are three simple steps to this. Once done, your server will now have a Rules channel, a Moderator channel, and a lot more options than a basic server.



Make a new announcement channel

Now, once you have Community enabled on your server and it’s all set up, you can make an announcement channel.

announcement channel discord mobile

To do so, head to the Server Settings and click on ‘Create a Channel.’ From the list that appears, select ‘Announcement’ and then name the server. When you’re done, click on ‘Create Channel.’

The new announcement channel will appear on the left panel. You can start making announcements there.


To sum up, to create an announcement channel, you need to have Community enabled on your server. Once that is enabled, you will able to add a new channel in your server, make it an announcement channel, and start sharing posts.

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