How to turn on Discord developer mode – Tutorial

Discord is a well-used platform for creating and joining group chats. Many large communities utilise Discord as a way of interacting with each other. Discord offers a range of features that help manage larger group chats, which makes it the ideal platform for things like large fanbases.

One such feature is the use of Discord bots, which can help automate messages. In order to use a Discord bot, you must first enable developer mode in Discord.

Discord developer mode – How to turn on & use

Developer mode is a feature offered on Discord. If you enable Developer mode, a few functions become available to you. Such functions include obtaining user IDs, message IDs, and channel IDs. In order to use a Discord bot, you will need access to such information.

You may also require a Discord ID for other purposes. Discord IDs will not be available to you unless you enable developer mode. By default, developer mode is disabled in Discord, which means you will not be able to view or copy any Discord IDs.

When you enable developer mode, new options will appear. These options allow you to view Discord IDs. Other than helping you obtain Discord IDs, developer mode doesn’t seem to do anything else.

How to enable or disable developer mode

You can easily enable or disable developer mode on both Desktop and Mobile. You can access developer mode through the Discord user settings.

On Desktop

Launch the Discord app and open up the user settings. You can access the user settings by clicking on the gear icon in the bottom left.

Once you’ve opened the user settings, scroll down on the left side tab. Scroll until you find the ‘advanced’ tab, and click on it. The option for ‘developer mode’ should be available there.

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Click on the switch next to the ‘developer mode’ option to enable it. If the switch it green, developer mode has been enabled.

On Mobile

Launch the Discord app and go to the user settings. You can access these settings by pressing the three lines in the top left.

A side tab should appear. Look for your profile picture in the bottom right corner, and press on it. This will open up the user settings.

If you’re using an iOS device, scroll through the settings until you find the option for ‘appearance’. It should be located under the section for ‘app settings’. Press on the ‘appearance’ option.

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Under the ‘advanced’ section, there should be the option for ‘developer mode’. Press on the switch next to ‘developer mode’ to toggle it on. If the switch is blue, developer mode has been enabled.

If you’re using an Android device, scroll through the user settings until you find the ‘behaviour’ option. Press on it to access the option for ‘developer mode’.

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Press on the switch beside ‘developer mode’ to enable it. If the switch is blue, developer mode has been enabled.

How to use developer mode

As mentioned, Developer mode will definitely come in handy if you’re a bot developer that may want to copy IDs.

Developer mode can be used to obtain a variety of different Discord IDs. You can use developer mode to find and copy user IDs, message IDs, channel IDs, and server IDs.

If you’re creating a Discord bot, you will need access to such information. You can also use Discord IDs to discover things like account age. You can obtain Discord IDs on both Desktop and Mobile.

On Desktop

In order to obtain Discord user IDs, open Discord and enter one of your servers. Then, look at the right side tab. There should be a list of server members available.

Find the user whose ID you wish to obtain, and right-click on their username. To obtain your own user ID, right-click on your own username. A set of options will appear.

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Select the ‘copy ID’ option to copy the user ID. You can also access this option by right-clicking a username in chat. After copying the user ID, paste it somewhere by pressing Ctrl + V. You can now view the user ID.

To discover a server ID, open Discord and enter the server whose ID you wish to obtain. Then, locate the server’s name. It should be in the upper left. Once you’ve found the server name, right-click on it. A set of options will appear.

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Select the ‘copy ID’ option to copy the server ID. Now, paste the ID somewhere to view it.

To obtain a channel ID, open Discord and enter a server. Locate the channel whose ID you want, and right-click on it. Click the ‘copy ID’ option to copy the channel ID. Paste the ID to view it.

To obtain a message ID, right-click on a message. Then, click ‘copy ID’ to copy the message ID. Paste the ID to view it.

On Mobile

To find a user ID, open the Discord app and enter a server. Press on the person icon in the top right corner. This will open up the right side tab. It should showcase a list of server members. Find the user whose ID you want, and press on their username.

You can also do this for your own username if you want to find your own user ID. A new tab should appear. Press on the three dots in the top right corner, and select the ‘copy ID’ option.

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Paste the user ID somewhere to view it.

To obtain a server ID, enter the relevant server. Then, press the three lines in the top left. This will open up the left side tab. Press on the server name near the top of the screen.

A new tab should appear. Scroll down on the tab until you find the ‘copy ID’ option. Press on the option to copy the server ID. Paste the ID to view it.

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To obtain a channel ID, press and hold a channel. A set of options should appear. Select the ‘copy ID’ option to copy the channel ID. Paste the ID to view it.

To find a message ID, press and hold on a message. A list of options should appear. Scroll until you find the ‘copy ID’ option. Press on the option to copy the message ID. Then, paste the ID to view it.

Conclusion

In conclusion, developer mode is a feature available on Discord. Developer mode allows users to find and copy various Discord IDs, including user IDs and message IDs.

Discord IDs can be used for a range of things, such as creating Discord bots and discovering account ages. Developer mode can be enabled through the user settings.

Fortunately, enabling developer mode is easily done from your app settings, and once done you can access additional features that makes native Discord a little better for bot developers.

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