By adding a bot to your Discord server, you can automate many tasks like monitoring member behavior, generating memes, and managing customer service queues. We’ll show you how to add one to your server.
First, Enable the “Manage Server” Permission
To add a bot to your Discord server, you need the “Manage Server” permission for your user account. Your server’s admin can grant this permission to your user role from the server settings menu (the steps on how to do this are below.)
If you have this permission already, you can skip to the next section.
To enable this permission using an admin account, launch Discord in a web browser on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer. You can use the Discord client, but since you’ll have to log in to Discord on the web to add a server anyway, we suggest you use the web version.
On the Discord site, in the sidebar to the left, select the server you want to add a bot to.
Your server screen will open. On this screen, beside your server’s name in the top-left corner, click the down-arrow icon.
In the down-arrow icon menu, choose “Server Settings.”
On the “Server Overview” page that opens, in the sidebar to the left, choose “Roles.”
Select the user role that you’d like to give permission to add bots.
On the “Edit Role” page, at the top, click the “Permissions” tab.
In the “Permissions” tab, turn on the “Manage Server” option.
A prompt will appear at the bottom of the page. Click “Save Changes” in this prompt to save your newly made changes.
And that’s how you allow a user to add bots to your Discord server!
If you haven’t already, it’s time to find the bot that you want to add to your Discord server. There are a few online Discord bot repositories that offer hundreds of free Discord bots to add to your server.
RELATED: How to Make Your Own Discord Bot
Finally, Add the Selected Bot to Your Server
When you’ve decided on a bot that you’d like to add to your server, you can start the add process. On the site where you found the bot, you’ll see an option saying “Add Bot to Server,” “Invite,” or a similar option. You’ll use this option to add the bot to your server.
As an example, we’ll install the “April” bot from the Top.gg site. To do this, access the April bot’s web page in a web browser on your computer. On the right of the web page, click “Invite.”
The site will open a new tab in your browser. In this new tab, click the “Add to Server” drop-down menu and select your Discord server. Then click “Continue.”
Discord will display a list of permissions that will be granted to your bot. At the bottom of this permissions list, click “Authorize.”
Warning: Giving a third-party bot access to your Discord server can have significant privacy implications. Make sure you trust the bot code completely and read any privacy policies before giving it access to your server.
Confirm the captcha on your screen.
The bot will ask to access your Discord account details. Confirm this by clicking “Authorize” at the bottom of the page.
Next, the bot will take you to its site where you can configure various options for the bot. Here, you can specify how the bot should work with your Discord server.
To confirm the bot is indeed added to your server, access your server on Discord. To the right of the server screen, you’ll see your newly added bot in the user list. This confirms the bot was successfully added.
And that’s how you can start automating tasks in your Discord server by adding a bot!