The Discord service is a platform for the notify component. This allows integrations to send messages to the user using Discord.
Creating a Discord Application
In order to create a bot user a Discord Application is required. Go to the Discord My Apps page and create a new application.
When setting up the application you can use this icon.
Once the application is ready, create a bot user (Create a Bot User).
Retrieve the Application ID from the ‘General Information’ section and the (hidden) Token of your bot for later.
The name you give your application on the Discord My Apps page will determine the name of the notify service. For example: if you enter “Discord Chat”, the service will be named
Setting up the bot
Bots can send messages to servers and users or attach locally available images. To add the bot to a server you are an admin on, use the Application ID you noted above, found on the Discord My Apps page.
Next, decide what permissions your bot will have within your server. Under the ‘Bot’ section, select the permissions you want to grant and copy the permissions integer from the bottom field.
Now use the Discord Authorization page with the Application ID of your application and the Permissions Integer.
Wait for the confirmation which should say “Authorized”.
Once the bot has been added to your server, get the channel ID of the channel you want the bot to operate in. In The Discord application go to Settings > Advanced > Enable Developer Mode.
Right click channel name and copy the channel ID (Copy ID).
This channel or a user ID has to be used as the target when calling the notification service. Multiple channel or user IDs can be specified, across multiple servers or direct messages.
Add Discord integration to Home Assistant
Adding Discord to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:
If the above My button doesn’t work, you can also perform the following steps manually:
Browse to your Home Assistant instance.
In the sidebar, select Settings.
From the configuration menu, select Devices & Services.
In the bottom right, select the Add Integration button.
From the list, search and select Discord.
Follow the instructions on screen to complete the setup.
When adding the Discord integration you will be asked for an API Key. Enter the hidden Token of your bot to link your Discord integration to the bot you created and allow Home Assistant to send messages as that bot.
Discord Service Data
The following attributes can be placed inside the
data key of the service call for extended functionality:
||yes||The file(s) to attach to message.|
||yes||The file(s) to download from a remote URL and attach to message.|
||yes||A boolean to determine if SSL certs should be verified when calling the remote URLs in the
||yes||Array of Discord embeds. NOTE: if using
To include messages with embedding, use these attributes underneath the
||yes||Title of the embed.|
||yes||Description of the embed.|
||yes||Color code of the embed. This value is an int.|
||yes||URL of the embed.|
||yes||Sets the footer for the embed content.|
||yes||Sets the footer for the embed content.|
||yes||Sets the thumbnail for the embed content.|
||yes||Sets the image for the embed content.|
||yes||Adds a field to the embed object.
Example service call
- service: notify.discord data: message: "A message from Home Assistant" target: ["1234567890", "0987654321"] data: images: - "/tmp/garage_cam" - "/tmp/garage.jpg"
Example service call with attachments sourced from remote URLs
- service: notify.discord data: message: "A message from Home Assistant" target: ["1234567890", "0987654321"] data: verify_ssl: False urls: - "https://example.com/image.jpg" - "https://example.com/video.mp4"
verify_ssl defaults to
True, and that any remote hosts will need to be in your
allowlist_external_urls list. Discord limits attachment size to 8MB, so anything exceeding this will be skipped and noted in the error log.
Example embed service call
- service: notify.discord data: message: "" target: ["1234567890", "0987654321"] data: embed: title: 'title' description: 'description' url: 'https://www.home-assistant.io' color: 199363 author: name: 'Author Home Assistant' url: 'https://www.home-assistant.io' icon_url: 'https://www.home-assistant.io/images/favicon-192x192-full.png' footer: text: 'Footer Text' icon_url: 'https://www.home-assistant.io' thumbnail: url: 'https://www.home-assistant.io/images/favicon-192x192-full.png' image: url: 'https://www.home-assistant.io/images/favicon-192x192-full.png' fields: - name: 'fieldname1' value: 'valuename1' inline: false - name: 'fieldname2' value: 'valuename2' - name: 'fieldname3' value: 'valuename3' - name: 'fieldname4' value: 'valuename4' inline: false
You can tag any user inside a channel by using their user ID in the message like so:
userid with the ID you copied. To get the user ID right click on the user name to copy the ID like you did for the channel ID up above.
For more information about creating and authorizing bots, visit the OAuth2 information page
To use notifications effectively, please see the getting started with automation page.
Images are uploaded to Discord when a message is sent. As such, a local path to the image is required (i.e.,
/config/www/garage.jpg as opposed to
/local/garage.jpg), and updating an image after sending it in a message will not update the message in Discord.