Latest commit 23ba325 Feb 14, 2017 @Rapptz Version bump to v0.16.6

PyPI PyPI is an API wrapper for Discord written in Python.

This was written to allow easier writing of bots or chat logs. Make sure to familiarise yourself with the API using the documentation.

Breaking Changes

The discord API is constantly changing and the wrapper API is as well. There will be no effort to keep backwards compatibility in versions before v1.0.0.

I recommend that you follow the discussion in the unofficial Discord API discord channel and update your installation periodically. I will attempt to make note of breaking changes in the API channel so make sure to subscribe to library news by typing ?sub news in the channel.


To install the library without full voice support, you can just run the following command:

python3 -m pip install -U

Otherwise to get voice support you should run the following command:

python3 -m pip install -U[voice]

To install the development version, do the following:

python3 -m pip install -U[voice]

or the more long winded from cloned source:

$ git clone
$ cd
$ python3 -m pip install -U .[voice]

Please note that on Linux installing voice you must install the following packages via your favourite package manager (e.g. apt, yum, etc) before running the above command:

  • libffi-dev (or libffi-devel on some systems)
  • python-dev (e.g. python3.5-dev for Python 3.5)

Quick Example

import discord
import asyncio

client = discord.Client()

async def on_ready():
    print('Logged in as')

async def on_message(message):
    if message.content.startswith('!test'):
        counter = 0
        tmp = await client.send_message(, 'Calculating messages...')
        async for log in client.logs_from(, limit=100):
            if ==
                counter += 1

        await client.edit_message(tmp, 'You have {} messages.'.format(counter))
    elif message.content.startswith('!sleep'):
        await asyncio.sleep(5)
        await client.send_message(, 'Done sleeping')'token')

Note that in Python 3.4 you use @asyncio.coroutine instead of async def and yield from instead of await.

You can find examples in the examples directory.


  • Python 3.4.2+
  • aiohttp library
  • websockets library
  • PyNaCl library (optional, for voice only)
    • On Linux systems this requires the libffi library. You can install in debian based systems by doing sudo apt-get install libffi-dev.

Usually pip will handle these for you.

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