Discord is a voice and text chat app where you and your Patrons can connect to build the community you envision. Our Discord integration syncs your Discord server roles with your Patreon tiers to grant Patrons exclusive access.
Creators who are on a Professional or Premium Platform plan can enable our Discord integration.
Discord has created a Beginner's Guide to Discord with loads of information and tips as you get started.
How can I use Discord?
Give patrons access to your private world with our Discord integration. Discord is a versatile community-building app with a thousand and one ways you can utilise it. Here are just a few ways you can use Discord to add benefits to your membership:
Access to private patron-only channels
You can give patrons special access to locked channels. Here is how you can create a super-secret channel just for patrons:
- Log in to your Discord server
- Click on the "+" icon next to one of your existing text channels
- Type in the new channel name and select the option for a Private Channel
- Choose the role(s) that will have a VIP pass to access this channel
- Finally, click Create
Hang out with your patrons with a Voice channel
With Discord, you can create voice channels where patrons can have conversations in real time. You can also video-call individual patrons with whom you’ve had direct messages.
Does Discord cost money?
Discord is free to use! All you have to do is create an account: Create your Discord account.
How should I moderate my Discord server?
Many creators self-moderate their servers while they’re getting started. You can pin “Server rules” in a specific channel that you direct all new patrons to. As your community grows and becomes more active, you’ll start to recognise users who naturally regulate channels – those are the people you can reach out to and ask if they’d like to help moderate your server.
Discord has created a resource for learning about server moderation. It also breaks down how to set up a channel and permissions you can customise: Discord Moderator Academy