join the discord app developer community

Want to build something fun, helpful, or creative for your friends? Check out our API documentation to start developing on Discord!

Get Started

The perks of being a Discord developer

Learn new skills. Meet new people. Rock your status!

Active Developer badge

Users with at least one active app on Discord can get a new badge - you're in the club!

Developer News

Get a sneak peek into our roadmap with early previews and experiments to try

Official Discord Developer server

Join live events with roadmap presentations and exclusive demos - and meet your fellow developers.

...and more!

We're always working on new tools and benefits for our developer community. Come along with us to shape the future of Discord.

Join the new App Directory

Apps are now discoverable directly within Discord!
Admins can browse content from server settings and add new apps to their server.
Complete your checklist
Make sure your app is safe, complete, and following best practices with our step-by-step guide
Enable Discovery
Fill out your App Product Page and opt in to tell us you want to join
Say 'hello' to your new fans!
Your app can be discovered by Discord users and communities around the world

FAQ

Read our most common questions below to familiarize yourself with developing on Discord.
How long does it take to build an app?
What does it mean to get an app verified?
Can I build more than just apps?