How to get GitHub notifications on your Discord server
May 1st, 2021 • 2 min read
GitHub provides us with a way to allow other applications such as discord to connect it and receive POST requests whenever any action is done on your repository.
This can be useful if you find the email notifications not as instant as you'd want them to be.
- You need to have a GitHub account with a repository.
- You need to have a discord server where we will add the webhook.
1. Create the webhook
A webhook is basically a link that will allow other applications to post into discord.
To create a webhook, head into your
server settings =>
You can give your webhook a name and also choose which channel it will be posting to. You can click on
Copy Webhook URL to copy the link which we are going to use on our GitHub repository.
2. Add Discord webhook to GitHub
After creating the webhook the next thing is to add it to your github repository from which you would like to get notifications.
Head over to your repo then
Paste the link we copied earlier from discord in the
Payload URL and make sure to add
/github at the end.
Content type to
application/json and finally choose the events which should trigger the webhook. Personally, I want everything.
After you are done you can click the green button at the bottom labeled
Add webhook to complete the process.
If you have done it correctly you should receive a similar notification to this;
3. Test the webhook
To test the webhook we can perform a simple action such as creating an issue on the repo which we just added the webhook.
Upon creating the issue. You should immediately receive a notification from discord on whatever device you have installed it on.
It will work the same way when pushing commits, creating PRs ...etc
Thank You for reading❤️.