Discord acts as a stage where people are in abundance, talk to each other on a regular basis, discussing their lives on this platform. These discord servers maintain a lot of privacy to ensure that it is a safe place for everyone joining in. However, it is upon the users to ensure what they are getting and storing, particularly data from Privileged Intents-a part of the verification process.
Verification is a huge deal in the world of Discord Bots. This means that after the verification process, there will be new features available that allow the developers to have more control over Discord. This further implies that bots will be able to take a larger number of orders; more than which that are currently available. Verification is becoming a requirement for bots where there are 100 or more server/users. Until and unless, your bot is verified, you would not be able to grow past 100 users. Moreover, without verification, if you are already past 100 users, no further users would be allowed to join.
After being verified, you and the respective team members will receive a Verified Developer badge on your Discord profiles. This is a part of recognition of one’s success as Developers. There will also be a verified check mark displayed.
Worrying how to go about it?
Go over to your bot’s settings page in the Developer portal. There will be a banner of instructions available at the top of that page. This process is viable if you have 75 or more users.
Once the request is submitted, a thorough screening is done and you will be responded within the due time.
However, if you already have 100 or more servers, the deadline is October 7, 2020, to go through the verification process. After this deadline, your bot will not be able to take in more users.
Privileged Intent Whitelisting on Discord
This, as mentioned before, is a part of the verification process. This upholds the benefit of giving limited access; certain access to information at scale. With each scale, there will be a verification step, thus combating the bad influencers and maintaining the privacy of Discord users. Again, if you already have 100 or more servers, the deadline is October 7, 2020, to go through the verification process. After this deadline, your bot will not be able to take in more users.
How to get Whitelisted?
At the top of your bot’s settings page, there would be a button available to brgin the process. Once you click on it, it redirects you to a questionnaire where you are the following questions:
- The intents you are applying for.
- Your use case for the said intents.
- Data security and privacy questions.
Now, Discord allows the users to delete the information once shared by them. This is in line with guidelines for anti-abuse and anti-fraud situations.
Keeping the information shared, safe and secure is one of the priorities of this platform and thus, Discord Bot verification and Date whitelisting helps to keep the deviated influencers away and it also acts as a way of keeping a track on them.