Discord has a lot of features for gamers and community builders, but if you don’t see the features you need, add a bot. If you’re a bot developer yourself, you may want to enable Discord’s developer mode first.
Developer mode allows for some additional information in the Discord client, such as channel and message IDs for your server. For example, if you̵
This information is just one of the many pieces of information you need to create your own Discord bot for your server. You can enable developer mode in the Discord desktop client for Windows 10 and Mac or in the Discord web client, or by using the mobile apps for Android, iPhone and iPad.
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Enable and Disable Discord Developer Mode on Windows and Mac
If you are using the Discord desktop app on Windows or Mac, or if you are using the web client in your web browser, you can enable or disable Discord developer mode by following these steps.
To get started, open Discord and log in. Once you’re signed in, select the settings icon in the lower left corner next to your username.
In the Discord settings menu, select “Appearance” from the menu on the left.
The Appearance menu shows settings that affect how Discord looks to you, including theme options, message sizes, and accessibility settings.
Scroll down and select the slider next to the “Developer mode” option. If the slider is green with a check mark, developer mode is enabled. If it is gray with an “X” symbol, developer mode is disabled.
When in developer mode, you can copy user, channel, and server ID values by right-clicking the server name, channel name, or user name and selecting the “Copy ID” option.
To copy a post ID, hover the mouse pointer over a posted post and click the three-dot menu icon. Select the option “Copy ID” from the menu.
If you are developing a Discord bot, you can use these values (along with the Discord API) to instruct your bot to target specific channels, users, or messages, and generally communicate with your server.
Enable and disable Discord developer mode on Android, iPhone or iPad
If you’d rather use Discord on a mobile device (such as an Android, iPhone, or iPad), you can enable and use developer mode in the same way as desktop users.
To get started, open the Discord app on your device and log in. Tap the three-line menu icon in the top left corner to open the menu panel.
From the menu, tap your profile icon in the bottom right corner.
From here you can view your account and app settings in the “User Settings” menu. Swipe through this menu and tap the “Behavior” option.
In the “Behavior” menu, tap the slider next to the “Developer mode” option. If the slider is gray, the setting is disabled. To enable developer mode, make sure the slider is blue.
When Discord Developer Mode is active, you can copy IDs for servers, channels, users, and individual posts. To do this for servers, tap the server name and then select the “Copy ID” option.
For channel names and messages, tap and hold the name or message until the settings panel below it appears. In the panel, tap the option “Copy ID”.
For usernames, tap the name in the channel list (or in the member list of your server). At the bottom of the settings panel, select the option “Copy ID”.
With the ID copied to your clipboard, you can paste the value elsewhere and use it as part of your development efforts using the Discord API.