Why do we lock a channel and how to lock a channel on Discord? Let’s see
Discord is an amazing app with a bundle of powerful features like Discord server, channels, and gaming collections.
There comes a time when we feel to make some changes in the discord server and channel. Like, I got many comments on my Facebook where people ask me how to lock a voice channel in discord.
What does a lock on a discord channel mean?
- In the voice channel, you can lock people whom you don’t want to speak or listen
- You can give permission to them who can communicate
- Users can view Discord channel but cannot click on it
- You can make a read-only text channel with discord roles and you can learn how to make a discord channel read-only.
NOTE: – You must have Administrator rights to lock the channel on Discord
How to lock a channel on Discord | PC
Follow these 7 steps to learn how to lock a Discord channel on PC
Step 1:- Open Discord dashboard, you can open through the app or web by accessing www.discord.com/new.
Step 2:- Click on the server in which you have a channel to lock, you can find the server on the left-hand panel in the Discord dashboard.
Step 3:- Locate to the setting icon of the channel which you want to lock and click on it. Channels are listed just below the server.
Step 3:- Once you click on Channel settings, a new window of Discord will appear. Click on Permission from the left-hand side.
Step 4:- Select @everyone which you can find below ROLES/MEMBERS.
Step 5:- Click the X which is next to every permission, X will turn into glowing red and scroll down to the bottom to make sure you clicked X on every permission.
Step 6:- Once done it will ask to save changes at the bottom, click Save Changes .
Step 7:- Your channel is now completely locked, and nobody on the server can access it.
Now here we locked our channel completely, but if you want a few of your channel members to be active only so that only allowed people can communicate or see the channel, then follow the instruction.
Step1:- Open Discord dashboard and click on the server where you have your channel.
Step 2:- Click on the setting icon of the discord channel.
Step3:- Click on Permissions
Step 4:- Look for + sign which is next to ROLES/MEMBERS
Step 5:- Once you click on + it will ask the member to ADD
Step 6:- Type the user name of the member to whom you want to grant permission and add them, you need to do this manually for all the members to whom you want to grant permission.
Step 7:- Now click on the green tick√ bar for permission you want to grant, do it for every member you added.
Step 8:- Now click on Save changes and now this discord channel is open for these members.
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How to lock a channel on Discord | Android
Follow below 10 steps to learn how to lock a channel in Discord Android
Step 1:- Open Discord application on your phone.
Step 2:- Tap on ≡ icon which looks like 3 minus sign at the very left-hand top of the discord.
Step 3:- You will now see all the servers on the left-hand side
Step 4:- Tap on the server where you have a channel to lock.
Step 5:- Now click on the … 3 dots that are on the right-hand side of the server name and then click on server settings.
Step 6:- Tap on Channels and then select the channel which you want to lock.
Step 7:- Tap on Permissions below the user management.
Step 8:- Select Add a Role, and then @everyone
Step 9:- You will see all the permission now, tap on the red X for all the permission.
Step 10:- Now tap on the blue disk icon on the very right-hand bottom to save the changes.
Through the above steps, you can lock your Discord channel, if you want a few of the users to be active and want to unlock then add them through the roles and grant permission as per your need.
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How to make a Discord channel read-only
Read-only channels are great for merging information like the basic rules of the server, raid information’s when it’s related to gaming, future events, announcement, and many more.
You learned how to lock a channel on Discord by clicking X on all the permissions of the Discord channel. If you want to just make a Discord channel read-only then follow the instructions
- Open Discord dashboard
- Choose the server from the left-hand side where you need to make your discord channel read-only.
- Click on the setting icon in front of the discord text channel.
- Click on Permissions and make sure box below ROLES/MEMBERS is set to @everyone
- Now in the permission click on the green tick√ in front of Read messages.
- Click on X in front of Send messages and Send TTS messages.
- You can deny the permission by clicking on X in front of all the permissions. This depends on you what limitation you want to make.
- Click on Save Changes box below.
Now you have successfully created a Discord text read-only channel.
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Frequently asked question by Discord users
How to lock a channel in discord which can be seen but can’t be clicked?
If you want to lock a discord channel which can be seen by everyone but no one can click on it, then continue reading and follow the steps.
Your channel should be a Voice discord channel and you should have Admin rights.
- Open Discord server where you have your voice channel
- Click setting icon which will be in front of the discord voice channel
- Click on Permissions and set ROLE/ MEMBER to @everyone
- Scroll down to find Connect permission and click on X in front of Connect and then Save changes
- So now everyone can see your channel but cannot click on it.
How to unlock a channel in discord?
You must be an admin to unlock a channel in discord, go to your discord channel settings > permissions, and make sure it’s selected to @everyone.
Now click on the green tick bar√ of every permission and then on save changes . You can leave a few of the permission depending on you.
You learned how to lock a channel on discord and I am very sure you learned many more things if you went through the entire article.
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