Social networks always have some unique identification (ID) for each user. Some can be visible and representative, as in the case of the Twitter username, which you can even change, or hiddenas is the case with Discord, with its 18 digit code string which differs from your Discord tag.
In this sense, sometimes we need this ID for some request on Discord. For example, if we want to report a user, we will need his ID, the message ID, or even the channel and server IDs. So it’s good to know how to find your ID and that of the others in case at any time you need it.
What is Discord ID
To understand what the ID is, it is important to be able to differentiate it from the user label from Discord, as this is the one you may be most familiar with.
The labels are the 4 digits after the # that we see next to usernames. This, in combination with the username, also does a unique identifier which is the one that is usually used to find and add friends, make mentions on a server or simply identify other users.
Thanks to the tags is that you can use any username, since there will be the possibility that the same name will be repeated 9999 times. Thus, the labels are random in contrast to the username, which we can change at will. Nevertheless, yes there is the possibility to change the labelbut for this you would have to subscribe to Nitro, the Discord subscription service that offers some advantages.
Secondly, Discord ID is completely unique and cannot be changed in any way. These 18-digit codes are linked to the platform’s accounts, messages, channels and servers, thus allowing any of these to be uniformly identified. Therefore, the Discord ID is the best way to identify something on Discordbeing useful for things like Discord bot permissions.
How to know your ID from your mobile
In order to know what your ID or someone else’s is, you must activate the “developer mode” Discord by following these steps:
- Open the Discord app and press the profile image which is located in the lower left corner.
- Scroll down the menu until you find “Behaviour” and press it.
- In the new section you will have the option to activate the developer mode. Press the button on the right side to activate it.
Now that you have the developer mode activated, you can copy your own ID and that of other users, or even the ID of messages, channels and servers.
- Find one of your messages on any server you have participated in.
- Press your profile image present in your message.
- A window will open with different options where you will find the button “Copy ID” on the bottom.
You can too long press on your username until opening an options menu where the same button will be present “Copy ID”. Also, this method applies equally to other users, messages, channels, and servers.
How to know your Discord ID from your PC
The process on PC is very similar to that of mobile phones, and applies to both Discord browser versionas for your desktop application.
- Open Discordeither in the browser or the application.
- Press the gear button which is located at the bottom, and thus open “User Settings”.
- Move the left panel to find and select “Advanced”.
- Within the advanced options will be “developer mode” which you must activate by pressing the button on the right.
- To copy your ID, in the same left panel find and press “My account”.
- Within “My account” you’ll find three points next to your name and user tag.
- press the three dots to display the option “Copy ID” which you can press.
Similarly, you can do right click about your user, other users, messages, channels and servers to display the options and find the button “Copy ID”.
Now that you know how to find your Discord ID, you might be interested in finding out if someone blocked you on Discord or how to mute a server on Discord.