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Create a workflow to Create DM with the Discord Bot API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Create DM action
    1. Connect your Discord Bot account
    2. Select a Guild
    3. Configure Message
    4. Optional- Configure Embeds
    5. Optional- Configure Thread ID
    6. Optional- Configure Username
    7. Optional- Configure Avatar URL
    8. Optional- Configure Include link to workflow
    9. Select a User
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger


This is a pre-built, open source component from Pipedream's GitHub repo. The component is developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Create DM on Discord Bot
Description:Create a new DM channel with a user. [See the docs here](https://discord.com/developers/docs/resources/user#create-dm) and [here](https://discord.com/developers/docs/resources/channel#create-message)


import common from "../../common.mjs";
import messageCommon from "../send-message-common.mjs";
import utils from "../../common/utils.mjs";

const { discord } = common.props;

export default {
  key: "discord_bot-create-dm",
  name: "Create DM",
  description: "Create a new DM channel with a user. [See the docs here](https://discord.com/developers/docs/resources/user#create-dm) and [here](https://discord.com/developers/docs/resources/channel#create-message)",
  version: "0.0.26",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    userId: {
      propDefinition: [
        ({ guildId }) => ({
  async run({ $ }) {
    const createDMChannelResponse = await this.discord.createDm({
      recipientId: this.userId,
    if (createDMChannelResponse.id) {
      const createMessageResponse = await this.discord.createMessage({
        channelId: createDMChannelResponse.id,
        data: {
          embeds: utils.parseObject(this.embeds),
          avatarURL: this.avatarURL,
          threadID: this.threadID,
          username: this.username,
          content: this.includeSentViaPipedream
            ? this.appendPipedreamText(this.message)
            : this.message,
      $.export("$summary", "Message has been sent successfully");
      return createMessageResponse;
    } else {
      $.export("$summary", "Could not create or retrieve DM channel!");
      throw new Error("Create DM Channel call was not successful!");


This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
Discord BotdiscordappThis component uses the Discord Bot app.
GuildguildIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

Enter a simple message up to 2000 characters. This is the most commonly used field. However, it's optional if you pass embed content.


Embedded rich content (up to 6000 characters), this should be given as an array, e.g. [{"title": "Hello, Embed!","description": "This is an embedded message."}]. To pass data from another step, enter a reference using double curly brackets (e.g., {{steps.mydata.$return_value}}). Tip: Construct the embeds array in a Node.js code step, return it, and then pass the return value to this step.

Thread IDthreadIDstring

If provided, the message will be posted to this thread


Overrides the current username

Avatar URLavatarURLstring

If used, it overrides the default avatar

Include link to workflowincludeSentViaPipedreamboolean

Defaults to true, includes a link to this workflow at the end of your Discord message.

UseruserIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.


Discord Bot uses API keys for authentication. When you connect your Discord Bot account, Pipedream securely stores the keys so you can easily authenticate to Discord Bot APIs in both code and no-code steps.

If you haven't created a Discord bot, see these instructions or watch this video. You'll need to add this bot to your server(s).

Once you've created your bot, you'll find the Bot token within the Bot section of your app.

About Discord Bot

Use this app to interact with the Discord API using a bot in your account