If you are into gaming, you should have heard about Discord at some point in time. Or, you probably use it yourself. In which case, you would be aware of the bots. However, if you are new to the app, here’s a quick primer to get you started.
Discord is actually a communication platform for gamers that allows them to communicate with their friends or various online communities and discuss a range of topics. Although, that is not to say it is strictly beneficial to gamers, as there are several communities around different subject matters with their servers on the platform to help you connect with like-minded people and exchange your thoughts and information collectively.
What Are Discord Bots?
Bots are simply computer programs that interact with human beings (and sometimes with other bots) to perform certain functions automatically. A website that has a helpful chat window immediately opens up offering to talk with you about their product or service; that’s a bot. If you use Reddit, you see bot communication (beep! boop!) all the time.
Bots can be advantageous or infuriating, depending on their purpose, their design, and how they are deployed. On Discord, bots provide a different variety of productive and not-so-productive features to the community on the server where they “live.”
Setting up in Discord
Bots are one of the best features in Discord and if you want to know how to make a Discord bot for your server, you came to the right place. You can do it using either JS or Python.
Either way, the first steps that you take in the platform of the Discord itself remain the same.
You need to have an account with at least one server on the platform. To make one, log in and find a + button on the left:
Open your new server, then open the list of your applications. Press New Application, create a name for your Discord bot and save the changes.
How to Add Bots to a Discord Server?
Now to get into actually adding these bots to your discord server. This way is pretty simple, however, the tricky part comes when you’re attempting to set up the bot. We will cover that in the future. Here, I just want to make sure you know how to get the bot into your server so you can begin using it and getting comfortable with it. It’s a good way to make a test server to get a feel for how bots function. You can also look at the command list of the bot and make sure these listed commands work in your text channels.
In order to add a bot to a Discord server, you need to have a role with sufficient permissions to manage a server.
- Visit to a Discord bots website and find and select a bot you want to add to your server.
- Hit on the Add to Discord button, and on the pop-up, enter your Discord credentials to log in to your account.
- In the drop-down menu that says Add Bot To, choose the server to want to add the bot to and hit Continue.
- Now, on the next screen, you will be asked to grant access to different permissions. Select/deselect accordingly and hit Authorize.
Note: Different websites refer to the add trigger differently. So, you might also see “Invite”, “Add to Server”, or something similar across all these websites. However, the basic thing behind the trigger is the same to authorize access to your server and add the bot while the rest of the process remains the same.
Once done, you should see the bot on your discord server. To learn more about the bot and its different command list to use it to its full potential, head over to the website, you added it from, and go through the documentation/cheat sheet.
Bots will also get all the updates over time with new features, so being part of a support server is great for any news and updates. In general, however, bots will have different kinds of commands that need to be used to activate them.
Almost all bots will have some type of a command (!help) will be appearing all the available commands and what they do to make a start for you. So this was the guide on how to add bots to discord. Share your valuable thoughts and suggestions in the comment box section below. For now, enjoy experimenting with discord bots!