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Reaction Role

In this guide we walk-through how-to setup the reaction role service by using the April dashboard. below an example of how reaction role can look like

Reaction role preview

Get to reaction role setup page

First of all you need to be logged, follow this guide to login on the dashboard, and select your target guild then you should be able to see the sidebar with your server name, on the sidebar click on administration button that should expand below with more options, therefore click on Reaction role option and create new reaction roles or edit the current one

  • On desktop


  • On mobile, you can view the sidebar by swiping from the left side to the centre or by clicking on the hamburger menu icon on the top navigation bar available when you have selected a server


Create a new reaction role

First of all get on the reaction role setup page, therefore click on the ADD button next to the Reaction Role text


Once you've clicked the ADD you'll be then taken to a wizard where you can choose whether create a new plain reaction role with a new message or use an already existing message.

  • If you choose a new message you'll be taken to a embed setup page where you can choose how your new message is going to look like and choose the channel where you want to send it, you can read more about embed here

  • If you choose to use an already existing message then you'll be asked to provide a channel and a message id, you can get your message id by enabling the developer mode and clicking on your message and copying it's id or you can simply use April built-in !reactionrole getlastmessageid

!reactionrole getlastmessageid

Reaction role

The next step is to add reaction and link them with roles, at this point you cannot add your custom emojis but you'll be able to do it afterward. So, to add an emoji simply click on the ADD EMOJI button, therefore an emoji picker will pop-up and you'll be able to choose an emoji.

Reaction role

After you've picked an emoji you'll see that a new panel has been added below with your emoji as a title. In this panel you can manage your emoji and select how is going to behave, the following options are available:

  • Removable: If enabled it will remove the role if user remove its reaction, if reversed is enabled it will remove the role on reacting and give a role by removing the reaction
  • Reversed: It will reverse the actions. If enabled, by reacting it will remove the roles and if removable is enabled by removing the reaction will add those roles
  • Select role: here you're able to select the role that will be attached to the reaction

If you don't understand those options you can simply enable the Preview reactions option above the ADD button that will give you a preview on what's going to happen if a user reaction with that emoji or remove it's reaction.

Reaction role

Once you have selected all your emoji and selected the appropriate roles click on the next button, in the next setup page you'll be able to finalize your settings by adding a maximum amount of role that April can give and set how many roles a user can pick, in addition you are able to set timed reaction role that after the date and time specified they will automatically disable. Finally, you're able to add a description, allowed role, ignored role.

Once you've setup the reaction role with your settings simply click on the CREATE REACTION ROLE button.

Reaction role

How to add custom emoji

You cannot add custom emoji on the dashboard you'll have to complete this process with commands. Once you've create a reaction role simply click on the EDIT button, therefore on the Add custom emoji* section simply copy the text and paste on your Discord channel and replace the :Emoji: text with your actual emoji. E.g.

!reactionrole add 2629 :Emoji:

How to edit


Remember that removing reactions on the dashboard will not remove them on the message itself, you'll have to remove them manually

To edit a reaction role simply click on the EDIT button, and you'll be taken to a wizard and you'll be able to add or remove emojis and change the settings. Remember that at this point you cannot edit your message anymore.

Reaction role