The Orbit Discord Integration will automatically ingest messages in your Discord server. We’ll create a member profile for every participant and an activity for every message, which allow you to see when a member joined your server, which categories and channels they are active in, and the specific messages sent.
By default, Orbit will import the past 12 months of messages. If you need older historical imports, please reach out.
Integrating Discord with Orbit is a three-step process.
- Connect a Discord server to your Orbit user
- Attach the Discord server to your Orbit workspace
- Configure the Orbit integration for your Discord server
First, navigate to the Linked Accounts section of your Account Settings page. To get started, click “Connect Discord Integration”.
“Connect Discord” will take you to Discord’s authorization screen. Make sure that the correct Discord server is selected in the drop-down, then click "Continue". The app asks for read-only permissions. Finally, click "Authorize".
If successful, Discord will redirect you back to Orbit and you’ll see your linked Discord account.
Now, navigate to the workspace where you’d like to add the integration. Click "Settings" in the side navigation, then click "Integrations" panel.
Click "Add integration". You’ll then see a list of available integrations to add to this workspace.
Finally, you must configure the Orbit integration for your Discord server by selecting any channels you would like to import, as well as applying permissions when applicable.
By default, Orbit will automatically import messages for any selected public channels.
Orbit can also automatically import messages for any selected private channels, however you must first update the channel/category permissions in your Discord server.
To grant permission, apply the
Orbit role to any private channels and/or categories.
Finally, now you can navigate back to Orbit and select any private channels to begin importing private messages.
If you selected a private channel before granting the
Orbit role permissions, then you will encounter the following warning icon:
To fix the issue and begin importing private messages, you can simply follow the instructions above, then re-select any private channels to try again.
If you are not seeing any activities created when a member joins your server, then you must enable the "New Member Messages" option in your Discord server settings.
After installing the Orbit bot on your Discord server, you may have noticed the bot appears offline:
This does not mean the installation was unsuccessful, messages will continue to be imported. The Orbit bot permissions are read-only. As a result, the bot does not need to appear online or interact with members in your Discord server.
Updated 3 months ago