Last month, we saw reports suggesting that Discord was building a new clubhouse-like feature called “Stage Channels” to allow users to create and join live audio rooms. Discord now officially has announced feature, and it’s live on Windows 10, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, and the web app. In this article, we’ll show you how to create and use scene channels on Discord.
Using Scene Channels on Discord
Before we begin, it’s worth mentioning that “Scene Channels” are only available on community servers. Therefore, we will also show you how to change your current server to a community server.
What is a Discord Community Server?
As the name suggests, community servers are servers meant to cater to a community. Unlike a standard server, it has powerful moderation tools and information. However, there are a few requirements to change your server to a community server. Members must have a verified email address to participate in the server. Additionally, servers must enable explicit media filters for channels, and separate channels for rules and community updates are a must.
Enable Community Server
1. To change your Discord server to a community server, click on your server name in the upper left corner and click on “Server Settings”.
2. On the server settings page, go to the section “Activate the community” under the Community tab present in the left sidebar. Once you are here, click “Get Started”.
3. Go through the configuration of the community server page and click ‘Finish setup’ once you are done. Placeholder channels for rules and announcements are automatically created during this process.
Create a scene channel on Discord
1. Now that you have a community server on Discord, you can finally create a scene channel. To do this, click on the “+” icon in the voice channels section.
2. Choose Stage Channel as channel type and add the channel name in the “Channel Name” text box. Click “Next” to continue.
3. You can then choose to add scene moderators. Scene Moderators can add and remove other speakers in the session. They also have control to open a scene channel. It is to highlight that scene moderators don’t have to be server moderators.
4. Once you’ve created a scene channel, Discord will prompt you to set the topic for discussion. Enter a relevant topic name and click on ‘Open scene’ to start.
Using Stage Channel on Discord
1. When there is an active scene channel, server members will see an option to quickly join the audio room from the left sidebar. Members can also click on the scene channel under the voice channels section to join the chat.
2. Participants join as listeners by default. As you can see in the screenshot below, Discord neatly groups speakers and audience into separate sections.
3. If you are a listener, you can “Ask to speak” by clicking on the hand raise at the bottom of the Stage Channel view on Discord.
4. Stage moderators will then receive a request-to-speak notification and can choose to invite you to the stage.
5. If you no longer wish to be a speaker, you can click the “Move to Public” button be a listener again.
6. If you are a Scene Moderator and want to remove a member from the Scene Chain, you can right-click on their name and choose “Disconnect from Scene”.
7. You can leave the scene channel on Discord at any time using the “Leave Quietly” button.
Try Stage Channels on your Discord server
So that’s all you need to know to use Discord’s new Stage Channels feature. While it’s undeniable that Discord has taken a page out of the Clubhouse playbook, Stage Channel will be useful for users who prefer the flexibility of live audio rooms. This will give creators a way to engage with their community in real-time audio chats. While you’re at it, check out our articles on how to add bots to your Discord server, the best Discord music bots, and useful Discord bots to improve your server.