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How to get your Discord token

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March 24, 2023

When you create a Discord account, you are assigned a token. Your Discord token is separate from your username, tag, and password, and will allow whoever has it to log into your account. Knowing what it is will allow you to better protect yourself and safeguard your account. Here’s how to get your Discord token.


To get your Discord token, log into Discord on a browser. Open Developer Tools, then click Network. Press F5 on your keyboard to reload the page. Type /api into the Filter field, then click library. Click the Headers tab, then scroll down to authorization to find your Discord token.


What is a Discord token?

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Your Discord token is an encryption of your Discord username and password that is generated when you create your account. Comprised of a series of numbers and letters, your Discord token is an authorization code for accessing Discord’s servers. It “authenticates” every action that you take on Discord, and can also be used to log into your account.

If someone else knows your token, they can hack into your account and will have full access to all of your Discord account information.

How to get your Discord token

Go to the Discord website on your desktop browser and log into your account.

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Next, press Ctrl+Shift+I (or Cmd+Option+I on Mac) on your keyboard to enter Developer Tools. Click Network from the toolbar at the top.

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Reload the tab by pressing F5.

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There will be many more values within Network. Type /api into the field marked Filter. From the results below, click library.

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Within library, click the Headers tab. Scroll down until you see authorization. This is your Discord token.

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It is never safe to give anyone else your Discord token. This is a unique identifier to your account, and you should always keep it to yourself.