node-red-contrib-discord 4.0.3

Node-RED node for interacting with Discord

npm install node-red-contrib-discord

Node-red nodes that allow you to interact with Discord, via Discord.js. Currently, you can write simple request-reply bots with this. Though node-red-contrib-discord is production ready for small bots, it's a new project that might be difficult to use for those unfamiliar with Discord.js. It also hasn't been used yet for large Discord bot deployments.


Run the following command in ~/.node-red:

npm install node-red-contrib-discord


node-red-contrib-discord gives you access to three nodes:

  • discordMessage is a node with no inputs and one output allowing you to receive notifications of incoming messages.
  • discordSendMessage is a node with one input and no outputs allowing you to send messages to a Discord channel.
  • discordClient is an advanced deprecated node with one input and one output allowing you to inject a references to a Discord.js Client into a message. This node can cause node-red to crash if you use it improperly, so take caution. Messages containing a Discord.js Client reference can not be forked (e.g. sent to two nodes), so you'll have to manually remove the reference to the Client via a function node using delete msg.discord.


See for more info, including information regarding breaking changes per version.

Discord.js client sharing

All nodes share Discord.js clients based on the discord-token that they were configured with. That means that, when you add many discordMessage nodes configured with the exact same token, only a single connection with Discord will be made.

Example bot

A simple Discord bot that replies with the reverse of any received message that contains the string 'hello':

[{"id":"80df3061.aa44d","type":"tab","label":"Flow 1"},{"id":"39ffc50e.3e343a","type":"discordMessage","z":"80df3061.aa44d","name":"","token":"","x":279,"y":344,"wires":[["b046f00c.6ae94"]]},{"id":"28f8e2a5.b912de","type":"function","z":"80df3061.aa44d","name":"reverse payload message","func":"msg.payload = msg.payload.split('').reverse().join('');\nreturn msg;","outputs":1,"noerr":0,"x":743,"y":345,"wires":[["fd40145e.3aac88"]]},{"id":"b046f00c.6ae94","type":"switch","z":"80df3061.aa44d","name":"","property":"payload","propertyType":"msg","rules":[{"t":"cont","v":"hello","vt":"str"}],"checkall":"true","outputs":1,"x":483,"y":347,"wires":[["28f8e2a5.b912de"]]},{"id":"fd40145e.3aac88","type":"discordSendMessage","z":"80df3061.aa44d","name":"","channel":"","token":"","x":1001,"y":343,"wires":[]}]

Node Info

Version: 4.0.3
Updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago
License: MIT
Rating: 5.0 2


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  • discord-token
  • discordMessage
  • discordSendMessage
  • discordClient


  • node-red