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A Python wrapper for the Discord API

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A modern, easy to use, feature-rich, and async ready API wrapper for Discord written in Python.


The library is still in development and isn’t usable yet. We hope to publish a stable release before the 10th of september.

About disnake

All the contributors and developers, associated with disnake, are trying their best to add new features to the library as soon as possible. We strive to revive the greatest Python wrapper for Discord API and keep it up to date.

Key Features

  • Modern Pythonic API using async and await.

  • Added features for ease of coding

  • Proper rate limit handling.

  • Optimised in both speed and memory.


Python 3.8 or higher is required

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

# Linux/macOS
python3 -m pip install -U disnake

# Windows
py -3 -m pip install -U disnake

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

# Linux/macOS
python3 -m pip install -U "disnake[voice]"

# Windows
py -3 -m pip install -U disnake[voice]

To install the development version, do the following:

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

Optional Packages

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

  • libffi-dev (or libffi-devel on some systems)

  • python-dev (e.g. python3.6-dev for Python 3.6)

Quick Example

import disnake

class MyClient(disnake.Client):
    async def on_ready(self):
        print('Logged on as', self.user)

    async def on_message(self, message):
        # don't respond to ourselves
        if == self.user:

        if message.content == 'ping':

client = MyClient()'token')

Bot Example

import disnake
from disnake.ext import commands

bot = commands.Bot(command_prefix='>')

async def ping(ctx):
    await ctx.send('pong')'token')

Slash Commands Example

import disnake
from disnake.ext import commands

bot = commands.Bot(command_prefix='>', test_guilds=[12345])

async def ping(inter):
    await inter.response.send_message('pong')'token')

You can find more examples in the examples directory.

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