Step by step guide on how to launch an AI chat bot on your Discord server. Takes no more than 10 minutes and no coding is required!
In this guide, we’re going to follow 5 simple steps to create a smart conversational AI that anyone can talk to on your Discord server:
- Create a Discord server
- Create a Discord application
- Add bot to your Discord server
- Create a Quickchat.ai account
- Integrate your Discord bot with Quickchat.ai
Here’s what it’s going to look like once we’re finished:
If you’re reading this you probably know what Discord is. But in case you don’t, in their own words, Discord is Your Place to Talk and Hang Out. You can create communities, talk via text or voice and share digital content. Reportedly, Discord has now grown to 150M monthly active users (as of September 1st, 2021).
If you don’t have a Discord account yet, head over to discord.com and create one. I’d also recommend downloading their mobile or desktop app if you’re planning to use it more.
Once you’re logged in, go ahead and create your first server:
We will now create a Discord application for your bot. Head over to discord.com/developers/applications and make sure you’re still logged on as to your Discord account.
We will now create your bot and add it to your Discord server.
Adding bots to Discord servers is super simple. We will generate a unique URL which you (or any other Discord server administrator) can click on or paste into your browser. Bot will magically appear in the chosen server.
First of all, let’s generate our URL by choosing OAuth2, URL Generator on the left hand side:
It’s usually best to give the bot the minimum necessary permissions. We need the bot to be able to: - send messages in channel - create public threads - send messages in threads
In general, your URL will have the following structure:
https://discord.com/api/oauth2/authorize?client_id=<YOUR CLIENT ID>&permissions=309237647360&scope=bot
Let’s now add it to your Discord server by simply pasting it into the browser. As before, make sure that you’re logged in to your Discord account.
You will now be able to see that the bot has appeared on your server. It is however offline for now. Our final step is to use Quickchat.ai to launch the AI that will power the bot!
Quickchat.ai allows you to create your own AI Assistant that has great conversational skills and general world knowledge by default, out of the box.
If you want to, you can give your AI specific knowledge about your company, project, product or virtually anything else. If you want to learn how to do it, watch our 10-minute video guide on YouTube.
But even without any specific knowledge the Quickchat engine makes a great conversation partner so we’re going to go with that for now. Head over to quickchat.ai and create your account:
Subscribe for the 2-week trial for just $14.
The final step is to enable your Discord bot in the Quickchat dashboard. Select Settings on the left and scroll down to the Discord bot section:
Let’s now retrieve your Discord bot token. Head over to the Bot section of your Discord application settings and copy the token:
Now enable your Discord bot in Quickchat settings and paste the token:
And that’s it! 🎉 Go back to Discord and check that your bot is now online. Magic!