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How to Join a Discord Server in 2022

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While there are many types of Discord servers, most serve as a way for people to come together around a common interest. The platform was designed with gamers in mind and servers help teams communicate in real-time or plan out strategies for the future. 

There are many uses for Discord servers, whether it is to collaborate on a class project or simply meet new people around the world. Whether you are using a server discovery tool to find public servers for your favorite game or you are looking for love on a Discord dating server, there is a place for you on the Discord app.

This post will cover how to join a Discord server for you in a few different ways as well as how you can search for public servers in the gaming community.

How to Join a Discord Server With a Code on Desktop

Whether you are using a web browser or the desktop app, there are a few ways you can join a Discord server. 

If a friend has invited you to a specific channel within Discord, all you need to do is click the “Join” button to be transferred to the lobby. At that point, you will typically be assigned roles by a moderator or you will get roles by reacting to the server’s rules and regulations. 

To join a public Discord server from your desktop, complete the following:

  1. Step 1

    Log in to your Discord account or create one.  

  2. Step 2

    Discord invite

    Locate a Discord code or an invite link for the server you wish to join. If you have a link, you should be able to click it to join the server. Otherwise, continue on.

  3. Step 3

    Add a server

    On the left-hand side of the app, you will see a list of any servers to which you already belong. At the bottom of this list, you should see a button with the “+” symbol. Click it. 

  4. Step 4

    join a discord server

    A pop-up box will appear. Click the “Join a Server” button at the bottom of the box. 

  5. Step 5

    input a server link

    Input the invite code into the provided space, then click “Join Server.”

How to Join a Server on Mobile Discord App

To learn how to join a Discord server from your mobile device, complete the following:

  1. Step 1

    Open Discord. Log in to your Discord account or create one.  

  2. Step 2

    Locate a Discord code or an invite link for the server you wish to join. If you have a link, you should be able to click it to join the server. Otherwise, continue on.

  3. Step 3

    From the main screen of your app, you will see a list of any servers to which you already belong on the left-hand side. At the bottom of this list, you should see a button with the “+” symbol. Click it. 

  4. Step 4

    You should be redirected to a new screen. Click the “Join a Server” button at the bottom of the box.

  5. Step 5

    Input the invite code into the provided space, then click “Join Server.”

Where to Find New Discord Servers

If you don’t have an invite link but want to join a new server anyways, you can search several databases. The easiest way is from the desktop app. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1

    On the left-hand side of the app, you will see a list of any servers to which you already belong. At the bottom of this list, you should see a button with the “compass” symbol. Click it.

  2. Step 2

    You will be redirected to a page where you can browse or search for several public Discord servers. Use the categories on the side, scroll through the lists of games, or type in a search query to narrow things down. 

  3. Step 3

    Click on the server of your choice to join it. 

The categories you can find on the Discord app include gaming, music, education, science and tech, and entertainment. If you want to find servers in additional categories to make more friends, you can search for one of the following helpful databases: 

You can also search for more on Google for specific categories.

Create Your Own Server on Discord 

If you don’t find a server that you wish to join, you can always create a Discord server. The nice thing about Discord is that there are endless opportunities to meet new people who are like-minded or organize data in a way where others can share in your joy. 

Conclusion

We hope that this article has helped you learn to process to join a Discord server. While it is easy to join through an invite link, it does take a little longer to search for the best public servers. Fortunately, there are several server discovery tools that will help you search for and join a server.

About the Author

Luci

Luci is a novelist, freelance writer, and active blogger. A journalist at heart, she loves nothing more than interviewing the outliers of the gaming community who are blazing a trail with entertaining original content. When she’s not penning an article, coffee in hand, she can be found gearing her shieldmaiden or playing with her son at the beach.

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