How Do You Get Logs in a Discord Server?


Larry Thompson

Discord servers are a popular platform for communication and collaboration among various communities. As a server owner or administrator, it is important to have access to logs to keep track of important activities and ensure the smooth functioning of the server. In this tutorial, we will explore different methods to obtain logs in a Discord server.

Method 1: Using Discord’s Built-in Audit Logs
Discord provides an excellent feature called Audit Logs that allows server administrators to review and monitor various actions taken within the server. To access the Audit Logs:

Step 1: Open your Discord server and locate the Server Settings cogwheel icon on the right side of the screen. Click on it to open the Server Settings menu.

Step 2: From the Server Settings menu, navigate to the “Audit Log” tab located on the left-hand side. Step 3: The Audit Log displays a chronological list of actions performed in your server, including user bans, role changes, message deletions, etc. You can filter these actions by user or action type using the provided options.

Method 2: Using Bots
Bots are third-party applications that can be added to your Discord server to enhance its functionality. Many bots offer logging features that can be customized according to your specific needs. Here’s how you can add a bot with logging capabilities:

Step 1: Search for a bot that offers logging functionality on websites like or
Step 2: Once you’ve found a suitable bot, click on its invite link and select the desired server from the drop-down menu.
Step 3: Follow any additional instructions provided by the bot’s website or documentation to set up and configure logging features as per your requirements.

Method 3: Custom Logging Using Webhooks
If you have some programming knowledge, you can create custom logging functionality using Discord Webhooks. Webhooks allow you to send messages to a specific channel in your server programmatically. Here’s how you can set up custom logging using webhooks:

Step 1: Open your Discord server and navigate to the desired channel where you want the logs to be displayed. Step 2: Right-click on the channel and select “Edit Channel” from the context menu. Step 3: In the Edit Channel settings, navigate to the “Webhooks” tab located on the left-hand side. Step 4: Click on the “Create Webhook” button and provide a name for your webhook.

Optionally, you can also choose an avatar image for your webhook. Step 5: After creating the webhook, Discord will generate a unique URL. Copy this URL as it will be used in your code.

Now that we have created a webhook, we need to write some code to send logs to our desired channel. Here’s an example using JavaScript and Node.js:

const { WebhookClient } = require(‘discord.js’);

// Create a new webhook client
const webhookClient = new WebhookClient(‘webhook_id’, ‘webhook_token’);

// Log a message
webhookClient.send(‘User joined the server’)

Replace `’webhook_id’` and `’webhook_token’` with the actual values provided by Discord when creating your webhook.


Remember to install `discord.js` package by running `npm install discord.js` before running this code.

  • TIP: You can customize your logs further by adding additional information such as timestamps or server-specific details.
  • TIP: Explore the Discord API documentation for more advanced features and customization options.


Having access to logs in a Discord server is essential for maintaining order, resolving disputes, and ensuring the security of your community. In this tutorial, we explored three different methods to obtain logs – using Discord’s built-in Audit Logs, adding bots with logging capabilities, and custom logging using webhooks. Choose the method that best suits your needs and never miss out on important server activity again!

Remember to regularly review logs and take appropriate actions whenever necessary to keep your server running smoothly.

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