How to Change Age on Discord? A Discord Do-Over

Lindsay Hayes

Unable to change your date of birth on Discord? Your best bet is to reach out to the user support team of Discord by submitting an official request. 

When I had to change my age/date of birth on Discord, after realizing that I had submitted an incorrect date of birth, I tried my hands at different methods. Alas, none of them provided me with the desired results. Finally, I reached out to the Discord team. It turned out in my favor as they helped me submit an official request with the contact support for an age change. 

I immediately collected the necessary personal information and filled out the support form online using my discord tag. 

To help you change your age on Discord or date of birth seamlessly, I’ve created this guide for you. 


How to Change Age on Discord? 

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Use Contact Support (Requires Photo ID) 

One of the ways to age-update to keep using your Discord account is by using contact support to file an appeal. 

To do that, you must have a photo ID (driver’s license or government-issued ID). This will allow the network to verify your age. If you want to go ahead with this, you’ll have to submit a request to Discord. 

Follow these steps:

  1. The first step is to go to the Submit a Request option. You’ll see a drop-down menu. 
  2. On the menu, select Trust & Safety
  3. Enter your email and discord tag and go to the How Can We Help option. 
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Appeals, Age Update, and Other Questions
  5. Under this header, select Update My Age Information.
  6. Under your Date of Birth, type and enter your birthday.  
  7. Take a picture of yourself holding your valid photo identification with a full discord tag and upload it by clicking on Add File.
  8. After you attach your ID in the attachments option, ensure that you click the checkbox under Please Confirm That You Have Attached the Required Materials
  9. Fill in the description box with your issue and why you want to change your age, along with a subject line in the description box. For example, I wanted to change my age because I had entered the wrong date of birth originally. Try to explain in detail and make your input/subject line compelling.
  10. Lastly, scroll down and click on the Submit button at the bottom to confirm and send your request. 

Once the request has been submitted, the customer support team will review it and work with you to change your age on the app after some time.

Changing Age on Discord (Without an ID)

It's not possible to change your age information or birthday on Discord without an ID. Discord requires users to provide a valid date of birth when creating an account. This information is verified using a government-issued ID. 

So, if you want to age update on the app without an ID and access age-restricted servers, you’ll have to create a new discord account with a fresh discord username. 

Remember to register with a secondary email address to change your age and create a new account on the network. By creating a new Discord app account and setting your new age to 18 or above, you will be able to access servers and channels that are restricted to specific age groups.

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Why is It Hard to Change Your Age on Discord? 

Discord takes the safety and security of users seriously, and they have a number of measures in place to help ensure the safety of its users. These measures include user verification, content moderation, automated protections, and a dedicated Trust & Safety team. Discord also has a Code of Conduct and Terms of Service that all users must adhere to. They actively enforce these rules.

Changing your age on Discord can be difficult because the platform uses your age to enforce its terms. This prohibits children under the age of 13 from using it. To protect young users, Discord requires you to provide your age or date of birth when you sign up for an account.

If you want to change your age on Discord, you will need to provide proof of your age in the form of a government-issued ID. This is to ensure that no one under the age of 13 is using the platform. This verification process can be difficult and time-consuming, but it is necessary to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and other age restriction regulations designed to protect children's online privacy.

Additionally, once the age is set on an account it's not changeable by the user. It can only done by the Discord moderation team via support tickets.

It's also essential to note that Discord's terms of service prohibit lying about your age. It's against the rules to falsify information about your age on the platform. So, it's important to provide accurate information and be prepared to verify it if prompted by the Discord app.

All in all, it's hard to change your age on Discord because the platform wants to ensure that it's in compliance with laws and regulations designed to protect children's online privacy.

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The Bottom Line 

Changing your age on Discord is by no means a straightforward process. The platform doesn’t allow you to change your age or actual date of birth effortlessly. 

While the process with the photo ID mentioned above may seem lengthy, the best bet is to change your age or year of birth on Discord. Plus, it is safe. However, if you don’t have an ID, you’ll have to join with a new Discord account and birth date.

Lindsay Hayes

Hi, I’m Lindsay, a techie from Kansas City. That’s right; I’m a born and bred Midwesterner. I learned to take electronics apart at my dad’s GameStop way back when, and I haven’t stopped since. I spend most of my time checking out new gadgets.
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