Jan 23, 2023

What are Discord bots and how to add them to your server

Discord bots are automated programs that help in server management. Learn how to add them to your Discord.

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Millions of users interact in Discord communities. They share views and discuss games, pop culture, brands, and more on public and private servers. According to one report, Discord users converse for 4 billion minutes and exchange 850 million messages every day.

For marketers who wish to make their mark in a Web3 world, it is vital to create and manage communities on Discord servers. How does one successfully do this? Let’s look at the numbers first:

  • Discord has over 150 million monthly active users.
  • Among the largest gaming servers are Fortnite and Genshin Impact. Both are for gaming fans, with close to 900,000 users each.
  • There are over 19 million active servers on Discord every month.

One way to simplify server moderation and attract users is to use Discord bots. What are Discord bots, what are the different types, and how does one add them to their server?

What Are Discord Bots?

You can think of a Discord bot as a trained butler who automatically performs tasks on a project's server. A Discord bot is an automated program that performs moderation duties, such as:

  • conducting polls
  • playing music
  • organizing games
  • sending welcome messages
  • filtering comments that violate standards

These activities keep users active and engaged. They make the experience of being on a server fun, informative, and compelling. In this way, Discord bots help servers to thrive and grow.

Types of Discord Bots

As explained above, Discord bots are programmed to perform a series of activities. This means that one can choose from a variety of server automation tools.

  1. Server moderation bots perform an array of functions. For example, they send welcome messages, reveal user statistics, and filter spam. Some of these bots are MEE6, Aethex, Dyno and BotDisco.
  2. Music bots can find songs on other online platforms and automatically play them in a voice channel. They let online users listen to the same song at the same time. Some popular music bots are Rhythm, Octave, and Probot.
  3. Game bots build engagement by allowing users to play online games. Some of these are IdleRPG, a text-based role-playing Discord game; PokeMeow, a Pokemon game bot; and TriviaBot, a quiz game.
  4. Specialized bots are designed to perform a few helpful tasks. These include PollBot to create server polls, StatBot to create a dashboard of server metrics, and Xenon Bot for server templates and backups.

How to Add a Discord Bot to Server

Here are the simple steps to add a Discord bot.

  • Visit the website of the specific bot.
  • Click on the “Add to Discord” button. This should be prominently displayed on the website.
  • In the pop-up window, log in to your Discord account.
  • A pop-up window will open; grant the bot permission to access your server.
  • Next, review bot permissions. These range from creating invites, managing roles, banning members and others, depending on the nature of the bot.
  • The bot is added to the server. Finally, visit the bot’s website and review the commands that the bot requires on the server.

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