Discord has a series of customization options, including an interesting one, which is to use a nickname for each server that the user is part of.
However, there are some caveats: any user can click on the profile name and view the real name. If the server administrator turns off the command to change the nickname for the position in which the user located, it will not be possible to change it.
At the same time, Discord continues to connect the user with the name changed to be the original name. Thus, it is possible to refer to a user by the original at the sign, even if he has changed the nickname. The software will do the list in the same way.
To use distinct and different names on Discord servers, do the following:
- Open Discord and access the desired server;
- Click the arrow (in the desktop) or touch the three dots ( in the mobile) next to the server name;
- Click or tap “Change nickname”;
- Enter the new nickname and click “Save”;
- Repeat the actions for each server that wants to use different nicknames.
How to prevent users from applying different names (admin)
Discord server administrators can switch off the option that enables certain users to change their nicknames and forcing them to communicate only with their original nicknames.
Here’s how to do it:
- Open Discord and then click/tap the arrow/three dots next to the server name;
- Click or tap on “Server Settings”;
- Click or tap on “Positions” and select the position you want to change;
- Turn off the “Change nickname” key.
By default, the position “Everyone” (the basic user) is not allowed to change nicknames, while in “Members” the option is on. Finally, the position equivalent to the administrator has the “Manage nicknames” option turned on, which grants the power to change nicknames.
The Bottom Line
However, it only works if it is turned on by the admin. In any case, the administrator can change these assignments freely.