How to Create an Invite Link in Discord


Jessie Richardson

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In many ways, the whole point of having a Discord server is to get other people to join in and communicate with each other. Sharing invite links are probably the best way to achieve this.

How to Create an Invite Link in Discord

In this article, we’ll teach you how you can create a Discord invite link, and how to edit invite link settings.

Creating an Invite to a Server

To create an invite link to a server, click on the down arrow beside the server name. On the menu, choose Invite People. A window will appear where you can type in a friend’s name, choose a name from a list of users, or choose a DM Group. Clicking invite beside a particular name will create a direct invite to that particular person or group.

Alternatively, you can copy the invite link that’s automatically generated, by clicking on the Copy button. You can now share this link outside of Discord. By default, the invite link expires in one day. But you can change this setting by clicking on the Edit Invite link text.

Inviting or giving an invite link to a server gives access to any channel within that server.

invite serv menu

Creating an Invite to a Channel

If you wish to invite someone to only a particular channel, you can use the channel level invite option. This is done by clicking the Create Invite icon located to the right of the channel name.

invite chan menu

Similar to the server invite, you can choose a friend, or a DM group and click Invite to send a direct invitation. You can also copy the generated invite link to share to others.

Sharing a channel invite link will direct the person clicking on the link to the specific channel.

Editing Invite Specifications

Clicking on the Edit Invite link text will open a window that will allow you to specify conditions for the link itself.

invite window

You can set an expiration for the link. After the time specified, clicking on the link will return a message that the invite is invalid. A link can be set to expire either for 30 minutes, one hour, six hours, 12 hours, a day, or never.

You can also limit the number of times a link can be used. When this is number is reached, an invalid link message will also be displayed. A link can be set to only be used once, five times, 10 times, 25 times, 50 times, or 100 times.

You can also set the link to grant only temporary membership. This means that any member using the link will be kicked out of the channel automatically if they log out. This is useful when you’re inviting strangers into the chat and don’t necessarily want to give them permanent access to the server.

Temporary membership can be overridden if the person invited is granted roles that give them permanent access.

Granting Others Permission to Invite

You can also allow other members of a channel to invite others by creating their own invite link. This is done by granting them permissions, at both the channel or server level.

To allow invite permissions to a channel choose the Edit Channel option on the right side of the channel name.

invite chan

On the menu shown, choose Permissions. You can now assign permissions for each role in your channel. Click on a role and under the General Permissions menu, click the green checkmark on Create Invite. Once you’re done, click Save Changes on the popup that appears.

If the channel permissions under a category differ from each other, you can choose to sync these by clicking on Sync Now on the popup. Otherwise, you can keep a channel’s permissions unique to itself.

To allow invite permissions at the server level, click the down arrow on the top beside the server name. On the menu that appears, choose Server Settings.

invite server

Once the settings are open, select Roles on the menu. Choose a role that you want to grant permissions to. Scroll down until you see the Create Invite option under general Permissions. If the tab is green then it’s enabled.

You can assign Invite Permissions for each role individually, and this will grant it for the entire server.

Keeping Channels Private

Editing channels to remove invite privileges is useful if you want to make a certain channel private. This ensures that people can only be invited by those with administrator roles. Making invite links temporary also controls the number of people that can access a channel. Invite permissions aren’t only for letting people in, they can be used for keeping people out as well.

A Convenient Regulation Tool

Knowing how to create Discord invite links, and manage invite permissions are great skills to have for admins who want to keep an orderly server. Being able to control who can come in and out of a channel or server is a convenient regulation tool.

Do you know of any other tips and tricks regarding Discord invite links? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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