# Discord notification channel for Laravel 6.0+

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This package makes it easy to send notifications using the Discord bot API (opens new window) with Laravel.

# Contents

# Installation

You can install the package via composer:

composer require laravel-notification-channels/discord

Next, you must load the service provider:

// config/app.php
'providers' => [
    // ...

# Setting up your Discord bot

  1. Create a Discord application. (opens new window)

  2. Click the Create a Bot User button on your Discord application.

  3. Paste your bot's API token, found under App Bot User, in your services.php config file:

    // config/services.php
    'discord' => [
        'token' => 'YOUR_API_TOKEN',
  4. Add the bot to your server and identify it by running the artisan command:

    php artisan discord:setup

# Usage

In every model you wish to be notifiable via Discord, you must add a channel ID property to that model accessible through a routeNotificationForDiscord method:

class Guild extends Eloquent
    use Notifiable;

    public function routeNotificationForDiscord()
        return $this->discord_channel;

NOTE: Discord handles direct messages as though they are a regular channel. If you wish to allow users to receive direct messages from your bot, you will need to create a private channel with that user.

An example workflow may look like the following:

  1. Your users table has two discord columns: discord_user_id and discord_private_channel_id
  2. When a user updates their Discord user ID (discord_user_id), generate and save a private channel ID (discord_private_channel_id)
  3. Return the user's discord_private_channel_id in the routeNotificationForDiscord method on the User model

You can generate direct message channels by using the getPrivateChannel method in the NotificationChannels\Discord\Discord class

use NotificationChannels\Discord\Discord;

class UserDiscordSettingsController
    public function store(Request $request)
        $userId = $request->input('discord_user_id');
        $channelId = app(Discord::class)->getPrivateChannel($userId);

            'discord_user_id' => $userId,
            'discord_private_channel_id' => $channelId,

Please take note that the getPrivateChannel method only accepts Discord's snowflake IDs (opens new window). There is no API route provided by Discord to lookup a user's ID by their name and tag, and the process for copying and pasting a user ID can be confusing to some users. Because of this, it is recommended to add the option for users to connect their Discord account to their account within your application either by logging in with Discord or linking it to their pre-existing account.

You may now tell Laravel to send notifications to Discord channels in the via method:

// ...
use NotificationChannels\Discord\DiscordChannel;
use NotificationChannels\Discord\DiscordMessage;

class GameChallengeNotification extends Notification
    public $challenger;

    public $game;

    public function __construct(Guild $challenger, Game $game)
        $this->challenger = $challenger;
        $this->game = $game;

    public function via($notifiable)
        return [DiscordChannel::class];

    public function toDiscord($notifiable)
        return DiscordMessage::create("You have been challenged to a game of *{$this->game->name}* by **{$this->challenger->name}**!");

# Available Message methods

# Changelog

Please see CHANGELOG (opens new window) for more information what has changed recently.

# Testing

$ composer test

# Security

If you discover any security related issues, please email cs475x@icloud.com instead of using the issue tracker.

# Contributing

Please see CONTRIBUTING (opens new window) for details.

# Credits

# License

The MIT License (MIT). Please see LICENSE (opens new window) for more information.