Discord’s brand new feature – App Directory, officially launched in late October 2022!
This feature allows Discord server administrators to search for various Discord bots directly through the built-in App Directory without leaving the Discord application. They can also invite the bots directly to their servers without having to search for their ideal Discord bots in the vast sea of the internet. This article will introduce how to use the App Directory feature.
How to Open App Directory
This feature is only available to those who have “administrator” permission for a Discord server. If you cannot see this option, it means you do not have administrator permission for that server.
First, click on the server name in the upper left corner of the Discord interface. Then, you can see the “App Directory” option in the pop-up menu.
Opening App Directory
App Directory Main Screen Navigation
According to Discord’s official statement, App Directory is maintained by the Discord developer community, so it will be constantly updated to include more bots. This also means that not all bots can be found.
Once you enter the App Directory, you can see the main screen as shown in the following image:
App Directory Main Screen
In the box 1, you can search for third-party bots that are currently included in the App Directory.
In the box 2, you can filter bots by different types and search for single categories.
Scrolling down on the main screen, you can see some popular bot recommendations for different usage scenarios.
Categories based on usage scenarios
Bot introduction screen
Clicking on any bot will redirect you to the detailed introduction information for that bot.
- Box 1: This indicates how many Discord servers are currently using this bot.
- Box 2: This provides detailed information about the bot, including popular commands and server permissions required.
- Box 3: You can directly invite the bot to your Discord server, copy the invitation link, or share it with other friends.
- Box 4: The Discord system will recommend other bots with similar features.
Detailed information for a bot
App Directory Review
After more than 7 years of operation, Discord has finally started to develop features similar to an app store page. For users, in addition to having an extra layer of filtering mechanisms, there is no need to search for bots on external third-party Discord bot aggregation websites.