Published on March 02, 2022

Send Message to Discord Server

Melvin Liu

By Melvin Liu

Engineering, Design, Entrepreneurship

2 min read

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Problem

Recently I added a new feature to this site, which is a recommendation feature where people can sign in using either Github / Google credentials and give me their recommendation. Is it such a waste of time to keep checking on the page to see any new data, hence I think if each time user adds new data and the system notifies me it will be much more convenient? I choose discord instead of email, due to the simplicity of sending a message using a discord bot than using Gmail. Below are the steps!

Step 1: Create a Discord server

How to Create Discord Server

Step 2: Create a webhook in the server

Edit Channel -> Create Webhook -> Copy the webhook url (should look like this "https://discord.com/api/webhooks/{random_text_here}")

Step 3: Create a http request

There are several way to create a http request (fetch, axios, etc). In this example I'll be using a simple fetch request.

fetch("your_webhook_url", {
  body: JSON.stringify({
    content: `type your message here`,
  }),
  headers: {
    "Content-Type": "application/json",
  },
  method: "POST",
})
  .then(function (res) {
    console.log(res);
  })
  .catch(function (res) {
    console.log(res);
  });

Voila. All that you need is just a simple webhook URL. Each time you trigger the HTTP request it will send a message to your discord server via bot. I'm using it in my recommendation page. result

If you have any question, you are welcome to add a comment below by sign in using your Github account 😉