How Do I Add an Application to a Discord Server?


Larry Thompson

Adding an application to a Discord server is a simple process that allows you to enhance the functionality and entertainment value of your server. Whether you want to add a music bot, a moderation bot, or any other type of application, Discord makes it easy to do so. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of adding an application to your Discord server.

Step 1: Creating an Application

To begin, you need to create an application on the Discord Developer Portal. This portal allows you to manage and create applications that can be added to servers. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Discord Developer Portal: Open your web browser and visit the Discord Developer Portal.
  2. Create a New Application: Click on the “New Application” button and give your application a name.
  3. Customize Your Application: Once your application is created, you can customize its details like icon, description, and other settings according to your preference.
  4. Enable Bot Account: In order for your application to function as a bot on your server, go to the “Bot” tab and click on “Add Bot” button. Confirm the action.
  5. Note: You may need additional permissions depending on what features or functionalities you want the bot to have.

    Make sure to enable those permissions as well.

  6. Copy Token: Under the “Token” section, click on “Copy” button to copy your bot’s token. This token will be used later in the process.

Step 2: Inviting the Bot to Your Server

Now that you have created your application and enabled the bot account, it’s time to invite the bot to your server. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the OAuth2 Section: In the Discord Developer Portal, navigate to the “OAuth2” section.
  2. Select Scopes: Under “Scopes”, select the “bot” checkbox. This will generate a URL below.
  3. Choose Permissions: Scroll down and choose the necessary permissions for your bot based on its functionalities. The generated URL will update automatically.
  4. Generate Invite Link: After selecting the desired permissions, copy the generated invite link.
  5. Note: Be cautious while granting permissions as some can be potentially harmful if misused or granted without proper understanding.
  6. Paste and Open Invite Link: Open a new tab in your web browser, paste the copied invite link, and hit Enter.
  7. Select Your Server: From the drop-down menu, select the server where you want to add the bot.
  8. Authorize Bot: Click on “Authorize” button to grant necessary permissions and add the bot to your server.

Step 3: Confirming Successful Addition

Congratulations! You have successfully added an application (bot) to your Discord server. To confirm its addition:

  1. Check Server Member List: Go back to your Discord server and check if your bot appears in the member list on the right-hand side of your server’s screen.
  2. Test the Bot: Use the bot’s prefix (if applicable) followed by a command to test if it responds accordingly. For example, if the prefix is “!bot”, type “!bot help” to see if it provides a list of available commands.
  3. Customize and Manage: Depending on the bot you added, there may be additional steps required to customize its behavior or manage its settings. Refer to the bot’s documentation or website for further instructions.

That’s it! You have successfully added an application to your Discord server and can now enjoy the additional features and functionalities it brings. Remember to always use applications from trusted sources and be mindful of permissions granted to ensure a secure and enjoyable server environment.

Feel free to experiment with different applications and bots that suit your server’s needs. Discord offers a wide range of options that can greatly enhance the experience for both you and your community!

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