Rich Presence is a fairly new feature on Discord. It allows you to add interesting profile info about the game you’re playing.
It may show the level you’re at, the boss you’re fighting, how long you’ve been playing, and more.
How to get a custom Rich Presence on Discord?
Do the following to get a custom Rich Presence on Discord:
- Install BetterDiscord
- Install AutoStartRichPresence
- Install BDPluginLibrary
- Add specific plugins to BetterDiscord
- Create an app on the Discord Developer Portal
- Add images to the “Art Assets”
- Open the “Visualizer” and make the necessary edits
- Copy the app ID and open the AutoStartRichPresence settings
- Open the “Visualizer” and paste the data into the AutoStartRichPresence
- Enable the “Game Activity” feature
Below, you’ll find a step-by-step guide on how to get a custom-rich presence on Discord.
Keep reading to find out more!
Step-By-Step Guide on How to Get a Custom Rich Presence on Discord
Follow the steps below:
1. Download BetterDiscord
First, you need to download BetterDiscord. Look for it on Google and open the first link.
Once you’re on the BetterDiscord website, look for the “Download” button.
It should be in the center of the webpage.
Click on it to start the download. It should take 3-4 seconds for the BetterDiscord installer to finish downloading.
Once it finishes, you’ll need to install it.
2. Install BetterDiscord
When you open the BetterDiscord installer, you’ll see the interface above.
Check the “I accept the license agreement” box and select “Next.”
The next window will ask you what you want to do with the installer – Install the app, repair it, or uninstall it.
Check the “Install BetterDiscord” option and click “Next” to proceed with the next step.
You’re already halfway through the installation process.
Next up, the installer will ask you to choose a Discord version to install BetterDiscord for.
The interface above should look the same in your case.
Select the first option – “Discord,” and then click on “Install.”
This is the last step of the installation process. Now you only need to wait for the installation to finish.
After it finishes, move to the next step to see how you can get a custom Rich Presence on Discord!
3. Download AutoStartRichPresence
Next, you’ll need to download a plugin for BetterDiscord. This is the plugin that helps you customize your Rich Presence.
It’s called “AutoStartRichPresence,” and you’ll find it on the BetterDiscord website.
Select the first search result and get to the plugin page.
Once you’re there, look for the “Download” button.
It should be on the right, under the “Actions” menu.
If you look at the plugin’s description, it says, “Automatically starts a custom Rich Presence application when you start Discord.”
Click on “Download” to download the plugin.
4. Download ZeresPluginLibrary
Next, you’ll need to download an additional plugin that ties everything together.
You can get it from here.
Right-click on the Google Drive folder file and select “Download.”
Ignore any warnings your computer might issue because it’s a false-positive alarm.
Millions of Discord users use this plugin, and it’s been security-checked countless times.
After downloading this plugin, it’s time to install both plugins on BetterDiscord.
5. Install AutoStartRichPresence and ZeresPluginLibrary
To install both plugins, you’ll need to open Discord and go to the “User Settings.”
Look for the gear icon on your Discord app and click on it.
Once you open the User Settings, you’ll see multiple options in a new window.
You’ll need to look for the “Plugins” option and select it. That’s where all your BetterDiscord is and where you can install these two plugins you downloaded.
You can find the “Plugins” option on the right-hand side of the user settings. You’ll need to scroll down until you find the “BetterDiscord” menu.
Click on “Plugins” and then look for the “Open Plugins Folder” option in the main window.
It should be next to the “Plugins” title. Click on it to open a Windows Explorer window.
This folder holds all the BetterDiscord plugins, and it’s also where you need to place the AutoStartRichPresence and ZeresPluginLibrary files.
Copy-paste them to this folder from your Desktop or the folder you downloaded them to.
Now, return to Discord in the “Plugins” menu. You should notice that the two plugins you copied are already shown here.
Ensure you enable both plugins by clicking on the check boxes next to their names.
When the plugins are enabled, they turn green.
When they’re off, they become grey. After you enable both plugins, move to the next step.
6. Create an app on the Discord Developer Portal
Next, you need to create an app on the Discord Developer Portal. Go here.
Inside the Developer Portal, look for the “New Application” button in the top-right corner.
Click on it to start the process of creating a new app on Discord.
Give it a name (preferably the name of your game), and then click on “Create.”
This will create an app with the name you’ve given it, and it’ll be the backbone of your Rich Presence statuses from now on.
7. Add Images
Now that you’ve created an app, you’ll see new menus on the right-hand side.
Go to “Rich Presence” and click on “Art Assets.”
This is where you’ll add the images you want to appear on your profile as the Rich Presence.
Upload a cover image by clicking on the appropriate button near the “Cover Image” title.
And then, click on “Add Image(s)” to add several images from your computer.
Then, save your changes by clicking on the “Save Changes” button in the bottom-right corner.
8. Edit the “Visualizer” Settings
Next, go to “Visualizer” to edit the image sizes, details, and other details.
You can customize your Rich Presence in the “Visualizer” screen.
You’ll see how your change affects the end result on the right.
When you’re done, save the changes and move to the next step.
9. Create a New Profile in the AutoStartRichPresence Settings
Now you need to create a new profile in your AutoStartRichPresence settings.
Go back to Discord in the “Plugins” menu and click on the gear wheel of the AutoStartRichPresence plugin.
This will open a new window where you can create the new Custom Rich Presence profile.
You’ll need to copy some data from the Discord Developer Portal to the Discord AutoStartRichPresence profile.
Go to “Rich Presence” – “Visualizer” and copy the data in those fields to the AutoStartRichPresence profile.
The name of the fields should be identical.
So, you should copy the data from the “Details” field to the “Details” field in Discord, like in the image above.
Continue doing this will all the data.
Moreover, you’ll need to add the client ID in the AutoStartRichPresence profile settings.
You can get the client ID from the Discord Developer Portal by going to “General Information.”
The “General Information” tab is in the Discord Developer Portal. Click on it and see the “Application ID” page.
There’s a “Copy” button under the ID. Click on it, and the ID will be copied to your clipboard.
Then paste it into the appropriate ID field in the AutoStartRichPresence profile settings.
10. Enable the “Activity Activity” feature
You’re done customizing the Custom Rich Presence. There are no more edits to be done.
Now, all you have to do is enable the Activity Status feature.
You do this by opening Discord, going to User Settings, and selecting “Activity Status.”
After you do this, look for the ”Display current activity as a status message” option.
There should be a checkmark next to it. Click on the checkmark to enable the feature. Turn it green to know that it’s enabled.
Your profile should showcase the custom Rich Presence you created during all these steps.
If you don’t see it, restart Discord.
Getting a sweet Rich Presence status on your Discord profile is much more engaging and improves socializing with friends.
If you’re a game publisher and want to make your product more engaging, create a custom Rich Presence for the players.
Whenever they’re playing the game, their Discord profiles will show this, bringing it to other people’s attention.
To create a custom Rich Presence profile, you need BetterDiscord, the AutoStartRichPresence plugin, and the ZeresPluginLibrary plugin.
Install the two plugins, enable them, and then go to Discord Developer Portal.
Customize the Rich Presence settings, add images, and copy the data from the “Visualizer” tab in the “AutoStartRichPresence” plugin by creating a new profile.
When you’re done, enable the “Activity Status” feature, and you’re done!