How to add bots to Discord

How to add bots to Discord


Depending on what kind of community you want to build, it’s a good idea to add a Discord bot. […]

Depending on what kind of community you want to build, it’s a good idea to add a Discord bot to manage users and keep participants engaged. No programming study is required to add bots, and there is no steep learning curve – even Discord beginners can do it!

What are Discord bots?

Discord bots are AI software that perform predefined actions and help you manage your Discord servers and improve community engagement. Discord bots can do everything from welcoming new users to the server, playing music in their voice channels, banning troublemakers, scheduling events, creating leveling systems for users and much more.

There are literally thousands of Discord bots on the market, so be careful not to click on links on fraudulent-looking sites. Make sure you get the bot from the official source before proceeding.

How to add bots to your Discord server

If you want to add a bot to a Discord server, you must be an administrator of that server. Users with fewer permissions than an administrator cannot add bots to the server.

The first step to adding a bot to your Discord is to visit the bot’s official website (again, make sure it’s the official website).

Note: In our example, we are adding the MEE6 bot to a server that allows you to greet new members, moderate channels, set up streaming and social media notifications, and much more.

The instructions vary from site to site, but generally all you have to do is click a button to add the bot to your Discord server. In some cases, you need to create an account.

In the case of the MEE6 bot, click Add to Discord.

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An authorization screen will appear in a separate window. If you are not logged into your Discord account, you need to do this now.

In the lower right corner of the window, click Authorize.

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You will then be redirected to the dashboard of the bot website. Select the server to which you want to add the bot.

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A new window will open. Here you can see that the bot wants to access your account and what the bot is allowed to do. Click Continue.

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A long list of permissions is displayed. Highlight the permissions you want to grant the bot, and then click Authorize.

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Once the bot is authorized, it will be added to your server.

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Please note that the process may vary from bot to bot, although the differences are usually small. Once you have added the bot to your server, you can customize it for your community.

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