How to join a Discord server on any device

Discord stock photo 4

Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority

Since its inception in 2015, Discord has been one of the world’s fastest growing social media platforms. In terms of gaming alone, it has become the go-to app for players looking for the best alternative to in-game communication. A gamer without a Discord account is a rarity these days, and a Discord user without a server they frequent is virtually non-existent. Today we will discuss how to join a Discord server.

Read more: How to Create and Manage a Discord Server


To join a Discord server, copy the Discord server invite link of the server you want to join. Then click Discord on Add a server > Join a server. Paste the Discord server invite link there and then click Join Server.


How to join a Discord server

There are a number of ways you can join a Discord server, but all of them require you to have an invite link. Server invite links can be shared person-to-person, and they can also be posted publicly online. For example, many YouTube channels link their dedicated servers in the description boxes of their videos.


This method requires a Discord invite link copied to your clipboard.

Open the Discord desktop app or visit the website on your computer. Scroll down to the bottom of the server list on the left side of the interface, then click Add a server. This button looks like a plus sign.

Curtis Joe / Android Authority

In the Create a server box, click Join a server.

Curtis Joe / Android Authority

Paste the server link into the INVITE LINK field, then click Join Server.

Curtis Joe / Android Authority

Android and iOS

Joining servers using the mobile app is also very easy. However, you must have the invite link to that Discord server copied to your clipboard.

Curtis Joe / Android Authority

Open the Discord app on your Android or iOS device, then scroll to the bottom of your server list. Press the plus-shaped button Add a server and then press Join a friend on Discord. Paste the server invitation link into the Invitation Link field, then press Join Server.

What if I don’t have a Discord server invite link?

Usually you need a Discord server invite link to join a server. However, there are a few ways to do this.

Discord Communities

If the server you want to join is a public one, meaning it’s registered as a “Discord Community”, you can search for it on Discord.

In the Discord desktop app, scroll to the bottom of your server list. Click the Explore Public Servers button; this looks like a navigation compass.

Curtis Joe / Android Authority

You can use the Discover Communities field in the middle to search for a Discord community that interests you, or you can use the genre tabs on the left to browse some of the more popular servers on DIScord!

Curtis Joe / Android Authority


Curtis Joe / Android Authority

Before Discord communities, there was Disboard is a website where you can search through tons of different registered Discord servers to find one you want to join. Just use the search function or select a tag that you think applies to the server you are looking for.

Read more: How to leave a Discord server

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you get hacked by joining a Discord server?

No, you can’t get hacked just by joining a server. This is a common misconception because many “private” Discord servers have rules and regulations that you must accept before you can join the server. Know that if you agree to this, your personal information will not be compromised in any way.

However, the same cannot be said if you decide to give your Discord account information to a stranger on that server! Never do that. Always keep your Discord credentials private and to yourself.

Can you get a virus by joining a Discord server?

Your device cannot be infected by malware (or viruses) by joining a server. However, some servers allow other users to post URL links. Sometimes these links can be malicious, so stay vigilant and be careful when clicking on links!

Can you join a Discord server without an account?

You can join temporarily when you click on a server invite link. If you don’t have an account, Discord will ask you to enter a username. Keep in mind that this is a workaround and you will need to create your own account to access all the features of Discord servers.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *