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discord.js is a powerful Node.js module that allows you to easily interact with the Discord API.

  • Object-oriented
  • Predictable abstractions
  • Performant
  • 100% coverage of the Discord API


Node.js 16.11.0 or newer is required.

npm install discord.js
yarn add discord.js
pnpm add discord.js
bun add discord.js

Optional packages

  • zlib-sync for WebSocket data compression and inflation (npm install zlib-sync)
  • bufferutil for a much faster WebSocket connection (npm install bufferutil)
  • utf-8-validate in combination with bufferutil for much faster WebSocket processing (npm install utf-8-validate)
  • @discordjs/voice for interacting with the Discord Voice API (npm install @discordjs/voice)

Example usage

Install discord.js:

npm install discord.js
yarn add discord.js
pnpm add discord.js
bun add discord.js

Register a slash command against the Discord API:

import { REST, Routes } from 'discord.js';

const commands = [
    name: 'ping',
    description: 'Replies with Pong!',

const rest = new REST({ version: '10' }).setToken(TOKEN);

try {
  console.log('Started refreshing application (/) commands.');

  await rest.put(Routes.applicationCommands(CLIENT_ID), { body: commands });

  console.log('Successfully reloaded application (/) commands.');
} catch (error) {

Afterwards we can create a quite simple example bot:

import { Client, GatewayIntentBits } from 'discord.js';
const client = new Client({ intents: [GatewayIntentBits.Guilds] });

client.on('ready', () => {
  console.log(`Logged in as ${client.user.tag}!`);

client.on('interactionCreate', async interaction => {
  if (!interaction.isChatInputCommand()) return;

  if (interaction.commandName === 'ping') {
    await interaction.reply('Pong!');





Before creating an issue, please ensure that it hasn't already been reported/suggested, and double-check the documentation.
See the contribution guide if you'd like to submit a PR.


If you don't understand something in the documentation, you are experiencing problems, or you just need a gentle nudge in the right direction, please don't hesitate to join our official discord.js Server.