Users, individual messages, and entire Discord servers all have a multi-digit ID number that can be used in various cases. While you can use Discord entirely without knowing any of these ID numbers, some circumstances may arise where you need to get one, just in case. Here are the steps to find any of those!
Make sure you have Developer mode enabled
You'll find Developer Mode in User Settings > Advanced.
|For User ID, right-click their username||For server ID, right-click the Server name above the text channel list||For message ID, right-click anywhere within the text message|
Important Note: To grab the Channel ID, shift+click the Copy ID button for a message. This will give you both the Message ID and Channel ID
Obtaining the Message Link on Desktop
To get the Message Link, click on the 3 dots to the far right of the message. You will see an option to Copy Link.
In the right-click menu for any of the fields you've selected, you'll see the "Copy ID" option. Click it!
Once you've clicked "Copy ID", you'll have the message, user, or server ID copied to your clipboard. You're all set!
Bonus Round: Copying a Direct Message channel ID
For either group or individual DMs, the process is a little different. To get a DM channel ID, you'll need to open Discord in your browser at discord.com. Make sure the same account is logged in here as in your desktop account! To log out of an incorrect account, follow these steps.
Once you've got that sorted out, go ahead and open the DM you'd like the ID for:
Here, the channel ID will be the 18 digit number at the end of your URL:
Copy that number at the end of the URL and you'll be all good to go!
Keep in mind you’re also able to grab IDs using the mobile app.
Enabling Developer Mode - Mobile App
To start, you’ll want to enable Developer Mode. For Android users, go to User Settings > App Settings > Behavior and turn on Developer Mode. For iOS you’ll head to User Settings > Appearance > Advanced and turn on Developer Mode.
Obtaining IDs - Mobile App
After you've enabled Developer Mode, you can grab the information needed. The process is different, depending on the IDs that you need.
Obtaining User IDs - Mobile App
For the User ID, go to a user's Profile. You should see three dots on the top-right. Press those dots and you should see the last item on the drop-down menu: 'Copy ID'. Click this to get the ID. It should look like this on Android & for iOS:
Obtaining Server IDs - Mobile App
On Android press and hold the Server name above the channel list. You should see the last item on the drop-down menu: 'Copy ID'. Click Copy ID to get the ID. On iOS you’ll click on the three dots next to the Server’s name and select Copy ID.
Obtaining The Channel ID - Mobile App
Repeated Note: Even DMs have channel IDs, so don't forget this step even when reporting messages from a DM!
Android users will press and hold the Channel name. You should see the last item on the drop-down menu: 'Copy ID'. Click Copy ID to get the ID. iOS will be a similar process:
Obtaining the Message ID - Mobile App
For Message ID, tap and hold the Message. You should see the second-to-last last item on the drop-down menu: 'Copy ID'. Click Copy ID to get the ID. For Android & iOS you will see:
Note that some of these options will change depending on your role in the server. The important part is Copy ID will always be there regardless of permission.