Discord is popular for text, voice, and video chats. It also offers the Stage Channels to host audio-only conversation sessions on a Discord server. Here’s how you can set one up.
You’ll feel at home with the Stage channels if you’re familiar with audio-based social networks like Clubhouse or Twitter Spaces. Apart from hosting a group listening music party, you can set up an audio-only Stage event to gather folks who want to speak about and listen to a particular topic.
Stage Channels are available only in Community servers, so if you’ve already created a regular Discord server with your friends, you’ll need to change it to a Community server.
If you’re a Community server owner or moderator, here’s how you can create and set one up.
How to Create a Stage Channel in Community Server on Discord
Since a Stage Channel holds an audio-only broadcast, you’ll need to configure your microphone and headset with Discord before you begin.
To make a Stage channel, open the Discord app or website and head to your Community server. First, you’ll need to enable the Manage Roles and Manage Channels options. So, click your Community server name in the top-left corner and select “Server Settings” from the dropdown.
Select “Roles” from the left-hand column and choose “Default Permissions” on the right-hand side.
Then, select the “Moderator” option, or whichever role name you’ve assigned for the moderators on your Community server. Select the “Permissions” tab on the right-hand side.
Note: If you choose the “@everyone” option, that will permit every member on your server to create, edit, or even delete channels and roles.
Toggle on the switch for “Manage Channels” and “Manage Roles” since they’re off by default. Then, select the “Save Changes” button and press Esc to exit the “Server Settings.”