Though it’s known for its popularity in the gaming community, the communication platform Discord is picking up steam in the corporate world, particularly for startups, micro-businesses and fully remote teams.
Discord features voice calling, instant messaging and file sharing via private communities called servers. Discord allows creators to establish rules about channels and topics within each server, and the basic service is free, which makes it appealing for new and small organizations.
Like any platform, getting the most out of it often means pairing it with another tool, which is why Discord integrations can help your team boost productivity and streamline processes.
Let’s check out the best Discord integrations you should consider for your team in 2021.
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- GitHub Discord integration
- Zapier Discord integration
- Slack Discord integration
- Twitter Discord integration
- YouTube Discord integration
- Trello Discord integration
- Google Sheets Discord integration
- Patreon Discord integration
- Nightbot Discord integration
- Twitch Discord integration
- XSplit Discord integration
1. GitHub Discord integration
GitHub is the preferred code storage library for millions of developers across the world, and for individual programmers or web developers, or those who work in companies that provide these services, pairing GitHub with Discord can bring efficiency.
The integration is free, though it does require some special attention on the coding side, which should be no trouble for those who are GitHub users.
Users of both platforms can create integrations between the two that send GitHub updates straight to Discord, and teams can decide what types of notifications they want and on which Discord channels.
2. Zapier Discord integration
The third-party integration-enabling service Zapier lets Discord users add integrations from more than 3,000 apps so they can automate a variety of processes between Discord and other platforms.
Companies in the cryptocurrency space can monitor Dagger for Ethereum notifications inside Discord, while sellers using Facebook Messenger push new messages directly to Discord channels.
There are fees associated with Zapier, but they depend on how many integrations you’re using, so organizations taking advantage of fewer than 100 specific integration tasks can use the service for free.
3. Slack Discord integration
While Discord is often positioned as a competitor to Slack (even in this very post!), Slack remains ubiquitous in most organizations. But for companies and teams that need to use both, integrations can help keep both sides of the conversation going.
Using Zapier integrations, Slack and Discord users can send Discord messages from new Slack messages, including public messages and those posted to private channels, and vice versa.
This is particularly useful for teams that use Discord more than Slack but still need to make sure they’re monitoring Slack conversations, or those who primarily use Discord but work with clients or other third parties who use Slack.
4. Twitter Discord integration
Keep up on the conversation happening on Twitter by connecting the social media platform to Discord. Using Integromat integrations, users can push tweets from specific accounts to Discord or create a Twitter post from Discord messages.
For content creators like gamers, YouTubers or podcasters, connecting with fans and even haters is crucial, but it’s inefficient to jump back and forth between multiple programs. Integromat’s basic service is free, though users are limited in data transfer size, number and frequency.
5. YouTube Discord integration
If you want to get to the upper echelons of the YouTuber community, it’s vital to create conversation and constant engagement with your viewers and even hate-watchers. Content creators can connect their YouTube members via a Discord server.
While it requires viewers to opt-in, YouTubers can set up multiple Discord channels where their paid subscribers can connect, share GIFs and generate interest in your YouTube channel. There are no extra costs associated with this integration.
6. Trello Discord integration
Teams that use Trello for workflow and project management can simplify the process by integrating Trello with Discord. An Automate.io integration enables users to send Discord channel messages based on new Trello cards as well as adding Trello comments based on Discord channel messages.
The two-way integration helps ensure that both platforms remain up to date, which keeps operations flowing smoothly. Automate.io offers limited free plans, but paid ones start as low as $9.99 per month.
7. Google Sheets Discord integration
Companies that use Google Sheets to track data and improve processes can connect their Discord accounts to the spreadsheet program to enable automated workflows. This Zapier-powered integration includes two-way automation, which keeps both platforms up to date.
Possible integrations include creating Google sheet rows for new Discord messages, sending Discord channel messages from new or updated Google sheet rows.
8. Patreon Discord integration
Podcasters, content creators and others who rely on Patreon subscribers, known as patrons, to enable their work can connect create a Discord server for their fans. There’s no extra cost for integrating Discord with Patreon.
Create roles in Discord based on Patreon subscription tiers or make the Discord server accessible only to those at a certain subscription level. Combining the two platforms is an excellent way to further engage your fanbase.
9. Nightbot Discord integration
While Discord is beloved because it allows for simple and crystal clear communication, any online conversation has the potential to run out of control. Those whose Discord servers are public or particularly active should consider integrating NightBot into the proceedings.
NightBot is a free chatbot that allows users to automate chat moderation, which allows you and your team to focus on creating conversation rather than just policing it.
10. Twitch Discord integration
We’ve already mentioned Discord’s deep and undeniable link to the gaming community, and integration between Twitch and Discord is a no-brainer for teams or creators who stream gameplay.
Gamers or other content creators who want to build an audience can set up Discord servers for their followers to meet and bond over their shared interests. While Twitch is free to use, fans of gamers can also subscribe to support their favorite streamers, and there’s no additional cost for the integration.
11. XSplit Discord integration
XSplit is a live-streaming and video platform used by gamers, but it can also be used to stream or record other types of video, including presentations, meetings and more. Gamers, businesses and content creators that use both can gain powerful insight into their audiences.
This free integration lets users select specific Discord servers to connect, and it offers three widgets (status, chat and voice) to overlay Discord messages, chat and more on their XSplit streams.
Discord integration FAQ
Do you have questions about Discord integrations? We’ve got answers.
How do I add integrations to Discord?
Users can customize their Discord servers by adding integrations like bots and webhooks, which is a programming term for automation between two apps or platforms.
Visit the integrations page of your Discord server to see what’s been enabled, while you can visit Discord’s StreamKit page to see the most popular integrations.
What are the best Discord integrations?
The best Discord integrations for your team depend on what you do, but the most popular include Patreon, Nightbot, YouTube and Twitch.
What are the special Discord integrations?
If there’s a tool your team is using to support your content creation, workflows or other aspects of your productions, chances are there’s a way to integrate that tool with Discord. If you don’t see it on this list, just Google “[platform name] + Discord”.
In summary: Pairing Discord with apps like YouTube and Slack can help your team of creators be more successful
To be sure, not every company should be using Discord, but for those that need to bring together internal and external communications into one platform, Discord is the clear winner over other tools like Slack or Microsoft Teams.
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