In this blog post, I will be teaching you how to add authorized apps to your Discord server. The article reveals the basic steps you can follow to add an application or bot to a Discord server, and also how to authorize the bots for it to carry out its function properly.
Discord is a popular communication platform used by gamers, businesses, and communities to connect with each other. One of the great features of Discord is its ability to integrate with third-party applications, also known as “bots,” that can add a variety of functionalities to your server.
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What Is a Discord App?
A Discord app is a third-party service that integrates with your Discord server and allows you to perform special actions on the server. For instance, you can add an app that greets each new server member. This saves you time that you would have spent to greet members manually.
To make you have a clearer understanding, you should be aware that you do not install these Discord apps on your computer or smartphone. These apps are linked to your Discord server via an API (basically, everything works online).
Where Do You Find Discord Apps?
Now that you have a better understanding of what Discord apps are, the next step is to learn where to find these apps. After all, you have to find these apps before you can then add them to your server.
There are two locations where you can find Discord apps: Discord’s official App Directory and third-party app websites. I highly recommend you that you should install your apps from the official App Directory as you can trust those apps. However, if you do not find a specific app you need there; you can get it from the app vendor’s website or an unofficial app directory. Have it in mind that Discord has not vetted these apps, so you are placing your Discord server’s safety at risk by using them.
How to Add Authorized Apps to Your Discord Server Step-by-step
Below is the step-by-step process of adding apps or bots to your Discord server.
Step 1: Find a Bot
To add a bot to your Discord server, you first need to find a bot that suits your needs. You can find bots by browsing the Discord Bot List or by searching for a specific bot using Google or other search engines.
When selecting a bot, make sure to check the reviews and ratings to ensure that it is reliable and safe to use. You should also look at the bot’s features and see if they match the functionalities you need for your server.
Step 2: Authorize the Bot
Once you have found a bot that you want to add to your server, the next step is to authorize it. To do this, you will need to have the appropriate permissions to manage the server.
Here are the steps to authorize a bot:
- Go to the Discord Developer Portal and log in using your Discord account.
- Click on the “New Application” button and enter a name for your application.
- Click on the “Bot” tab and click “Add Bot.”
- Customize the bot’s profile picture and name, then copy the bot token.
- Go to the “OAuth2” tab and select the “bot” checkbox under the “scopes” section.
- Scroll down and select the permissions you want to grant the bot.
- Copy the generated URL and open it in a new browser tab.
- Select the server where you want to add the bot and click “Authorize.”
Step 3: Configure the Bot
Once the bot is authorized, you can configure its settings to suit your server’s needs. The configuration process varies depending on the bot, but most bots have a configuration dashboard or a set of commands that you can use to customize their behavior.
Some common bot functionalities include:
- Music playback
- Moderation tools
- Automated message responses
- Channel management
Step 4: Enjoy the Bot
After you have authorized and configured the bot, it should now be active in your Discord server. You can interact with the bot by typing its commands or using its features in your server channels.
Adding apps or bots to your Discord server can significantly enhance your server’s functionality and make it more engaging for your members. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can easily add bots to your server and start enjoying their features.