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How to Make an NSFW Channel on Discord

NSFW stands for Not Safe For Work, which warns people that the channel contains explicit content.

On Discord, NSFW stands for Not Suitable For Wumpus, which means the same thing.

If you’re the owner of a server, you can mark certain channels as NSFW.

Whenever someone opens the channel, they’ll be warned that it contains adult content.

They can either select “Nope” to exit the channel or select “Continue” to access it.

In addition, users under the age of 18 will be locked out of NSFW channels.

However, if you’re above the age of 18, you need to submit a request to Discord support.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to make an NSFW channel on Discord and Discord mobile.

How to make an NSFW channel on Discord

To make an NSFW channel on Discord, you must first open the desktop version of Discord.

Then, create a new channel, edit it by clicking on the gear icon, and enable “NSFW Channel”.

After you’ve enabled the “NSFW Channel” option, the channel will be marked as NSFW.

Whenever someone opens the channel, they’ll be greeted by this notification, “This channel contains adult content marked Not Safe For Work. Do you wish to proceed?”.

They can either select “Nope” to exit the channel or select “Continue” to access it.

Keep in mind that you can only mark a channel as NSFW on the desktop version of Discord.

You won’t be able to mark a channel as NSFW on Discord mobile.

This is because the Discord mobile app does not have the “NSFW Channel” option.

Here’s how to make an NSFW channel on Discord:

  1. Open the desktop version of Discord & create a new channel
  2. Click on “Create Channel”
  3. Edit the channel
  4. Enable “NSFW Channel”
  5. Save your changes
  6. Click on “Continue”

1. Open the desktop version of Discord & create a new channel

Create a channel on Discord

The first step is to open the desktop version of Discord.

Do not use Discord mobile as you won’t be able to mark channels as NSFW there.

This is because Discord mobile does not support it.

Firstly, you need to download Discord for Windows or Mac if you haven’t already.

To download Discord, go to https://discord.com/ and click on the download button.

Once you’ve downloaded Discord, open it and log in to your account.

Once you’re on Discord, navigate to your channel.

On your channel’s sidebar, click on the “+” icon next to the “Text Channels” header.

The “+” icon allows you to create a new Discord channel.

If you already have a Discord channel and you want to mark it as NSFW, proceed to step #3.

Otherwise, proceed to the next step to learn how to create a new channel.

2. Click on “Create Channel”

Create a text channel on Discord

After you’ve clicked on the “+” icon, the “Create Text Channel” pop-up will open.

Now, you need to select the channel type and choose a channel name.

You can also set the channel as private if you only want selected members and roles to access it.

Firstly, select the channel type under the “Channel Type” header.

For example, if you want to create a text channel, select “Text Channel”.

Next, you need to choose a channel name.

In this example, we’ll set the channel name as “NSFW”.

Once you’re done, click on “Create Channel” to create the channel.

There isn’t an option to mark the channel as NSFW here, so you’ll need to do it later on.

3. Edit the channel

Edit channel on Discord

After you’ve created a channel, you’ll see it on your server’s sidebar.

For example, if you’ve created a text channel, you’ll see it under “Text Channels” on your server’s sidebar.

Next to the channel, you’ll see a gear icon.

To mark the channel as NSFW, you need to edit it.

Click on the gear icon to edit the channel.

4. Enable “NSFW Channel”

How to make an NSFW channel on Discord

After you’ve clicked on the gear icon, you’ll land on the channel overview.

On the channel overview, you can edit the channel.

This includes the channel’s name and topic.

You can also enable “Slowmode”, which limits the number of messages a user can send in the channel based on a cooldown.

Under the “Slowmode” slider, you’ll see an “NSFW Channel” option.

Click on the “NSFW Channel” switch to mark the channel as NSFW.

Now, users will be required to confirm that they’re 18 or above to view it.

5. Save your changes

Save changes on Discord

After you’ve enabled the “NSFW Channel” option, the “Save Changes” pop-up will appear.

The pop-up will appear at the bottom of the page.

To mark the channel as NSFW, you need to save your changes.

Otherwise, the channel will not be marked as NSFW yet.

To save your changes, click on “Save Changes”.

6. Click on “Continue”

NSFW channel on Discord

After you’ve marked the channel as NSFW, users will be greeted with a warning when they open it.

You can check the warning by opening the channel.

Firstly, navigate to your server on the left sidebar.

Then, click on the channel that you’ve marked as NSFW to open it.

Now, you’ll see a warning that tells you that the channel contains adult content.

Here’s the full warning, “This channel contains adult content marked Not Safe For Work. Do you wish to proceed?”.

You can either click on “Nope” to exit the channel or click on “Continue” to access it.

Click on “Continue” to access the channel.

You’ve successfully learned how to make an NSFW channel on Discord!

How to make an NSFW channel on Discord mobile

  1. Firstly, open a browser like Safari or Chrome.
  2. Then, visit the desktop version of Discord by clicking on this link: https://discordapp.com.
  3. After you’ve clicked on the link, you need to log in to your Discord account.
  4. Next, navigate to your Discord server.
  5. If you want to mark a channel as NSFW, click on the gear icon next to it.
  6. This will open the channel’s overview.
  7. The desktop version of Discord is not responsive on mobile devices, so you’ll need to rotate your device to enter landscape mode.
  8. Once you’re on landscape mode, you’ll be able to see the “NSFW Channel” option.
  9. Tap on the switch next to the “NSFW Channel” option to mark the channel as NSFW.

Conclusion

If you’re using the Discord mobile app, you won’t be able to mark channels as NSFW.

This is because the Discord mobile app does not contain the “NSFW Channel” option.

If you’re using a mobile device and you’re persistent in creating an NSFW channel, you need to use a browser (e.g., Safari, Chrome) for this.

However, the desktop version of Discord on mobile devices is not responsive, so you might have to zoom out of the page to see everything.

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