Discord API Types

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Simple type definitions for the Discord API.


Install with npm / yarn / pnpm:

npm install discord-api-types
yarn add discord-api-types
pnpm add discord-api-types

We also provide typings compatible with the deno runtime. You have 3 ways you can import them:

  1. Directly from GitHub
// Importing the default API version
import { APIUser } from 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/discordjs/discord-api-types/main/deno/mod.ts';

// Importing a specific API version
import { APIUser } from 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/discordjs/discord-api-types/main/deno/v8/mod.ts';
  1. From deno.land/x
// Importing a specific API version
import { APIUser } from 'https://deno.land/x/discord_api_types/v8/mod.ts';
  1. From skypack.dev
// Importing a specific API version
import { APIUser } from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/discord-api-types/v8?dts';

Project Structure

The exports of each API version is split into three main parts:

  • Everything exported with the API prefix represents a payload you may get from the REST API or the Gateway.

  • Everything exported with the Gateway prefix represents data that ONLY comes from or is directly related to the Gateway.

  • Everything exported with the REST prefix represents data that ONLY comes from or is directly related to the REST API.

    • For endpoint options, they will follow the following structure: REST<HTTP Method><Type><Query|(JSON|FormData)Body|Result> where the type represents what it will return.

      • For example, RESTPostAPIChannelMessageJSONBody or RESTGetAPIGatewayBotInfoResult.

      • Some exported types (specifically OAuth2 related ones) may not respect this entire structure due to the nature of the fields. They will start with either RESTOAuth2 or with something similar to REST<HTTP Method>OAuth2

    • If a type ends with Result, then it represents the expected result by calling its accompanying route.

      • Types that are exported as never usually mean the result will be a 204 No Content, so you can safely ignore it. This does not account for errors.
  • Anything else that is miscellaneous will be exported based on what it represents (for example the REST route object).

  • There may be types exported that are identical for all versions. These will be exported as is and can be found in the common directory. They will still be prefixed accordingly as described above.

Warning: This package documents just KNOWN (and documented) properties. Anything that isn't documented will NOT be added to this package (unless said properties are in an open Pull Request to Discord's API Documentation repository or known through other means and have received the green light to be used). For clarification's sake, this means that properties that are only known through the process of data mining and have not yet been confirmed in a way as described will NOT be included.


You can require / import the module directly, which will give you the latest types as of the current API version. This is considered the default version and will be updated according to Discord's default API version; this means it may break at any point in time.

You can only import this module by specifying the API version you want to target. Append /v* to the import path, where the * represents the API version. Below are some examples

const { APIUser } = require('discord-api-types/v8');
// TypeScript/ES Module support
import { APIUser } from 'discord-api-types/v8';