This is what a read-only channel is great for.
In this article, we will cover how to set up a new read-only Discord channel, how to make a Discord channel read-only, and answer a few questions about read-only channels you might have.
How to Set Up a Read-Only Discord Channel
To create a new read-only channel in your Discord server:
Click on the down arrow next to the server name.
Select Create Channel.
Choose Text Channel, pick a name, and click Create Channel.
In the new channel, click Edit Channel.
Under Permissions > Text Channel Permissions, check the red X next to Send Messages.
Now, as a server owner or an admin with the proper permissions, you will be able to send messages in the new channel.
Anyone else will not be able to type anything in the chat bar.
Note: User management in read-only channels is very important. Making sure the correct permissions are applied will make sure only you or admins are sending messages in your announcement channel.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHO CAN TYPE ON A DISCORD READ-ONLY CHANNEL?
Only the server owner can type in a read-only channel.
This can be changed by adding specific permissions to certain roles in the permissions tab.
To change permissions for your read-only channel:
Click the Gear icon next to the channel name.
Click the Plus sign to the right of Roles/Members.
Type a role to add it to the list giving you the option to add special permissions for the channel to that role.
Click Save Changes in the bottom right and return to the channel.
CAN YOU CHANGE A READ-ONLY DISCORD CHANNEL BACK TO NORMAL?
To change a Discord channel back from read-only, click the gear icon, go to Permissions and change the red X next to Send Messages to the green Check.
This will allow all the members that can view the channel to post on the channel again.
WHY DOES A DISCORD CHANNEL SAY “READ ONLY”?
If you are seeing a read-only message in a Discord channel, you do not have the send message permission to post in that read-only channel.
Depending on permissions, you may be able to post in or create private threads. A separate thread will appear under the channel name.