How Do I Add a Discord Bot to My Discord Server?


Heather Bennett

Are you looking to enhance your Discord server with a bot? Adding a bot to your Discord server can bring in new features, automate tasks, and make your server more interactive. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to add a Discord bot to your server.

Step 1: Create a Discord Bot

To begin, you’ll need to create a Discord bot. Follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Head over to the Discord Developer Portal.
  • Step 2: Log in with your Discord account (or create one if you don’t have it).
  • Step 3: Click on the “New Application” button and give it a name.
  • Step 4: Go to the “Bot” section in the left sidebar and click on “Add Bot.”
  • Step 5: Customize your bot’s avatar and username if desired.

Congratulations! You have successfully created your Discord bot. Now, let’s move on to inviting it to your server.

Step 2: Invite the Bot to Your Server

To add the bot to your server, follow these instructions:

  • Step 1: Go back to the “General Information” tab of your application in the Developer Portal.
  • Step 2: Scroll down until you see the “Bot Permissions” section.
  • Step 3: Enable the necessary permissions for your bot based on its functionality. For example, if your bot needs to send messages, make sure to enable the “Send Messages” permission.
  • Step 4: Copy the OAuth2 URL provided in the “OAuth2 URL Generator” section.
  • Step 5: Open a new browser tab and paste the copied URL.

    Select your server from the drop-down menu and click “Authorize. “

Your bot is now added to your Discord server. However, it might not be visible until you grant it access to specific channels.

Step 3: Grant Bot Access to Channels

To enable your bot to interact with specific channels on your server, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Go back to Discord and navigate to your server.
  • Step 2: Click on the down arrow next to the server name and select “Server Settings.”
  • Step 3: In the left sidebar, click on “Roles.”
  • Step 4: Find the role associated with your bot’s username and click on it.
  • Step 5: Scroll down until you see “Text Permissions” or “Voice Permissions,” depending on what you need for your bot.

In this section, you can enable or disable various permissions for your bot within each channel. Make sure to give it appropriate permissions based on its functionalities.


You have successfully added a Discord bot to your server! Your new bot is now ready to serve its purpose and enhance your Discord community. You can further customize its behavior by exploring the Discord Developer Portal and modifying your bot’s code.

Remember to use bots responsibly and ensure they comply with Discord’s Terms of Service. Enjoy exploring the possibilities and making your server more engaging!

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