Quick Start Guide for YouTube

Follow these steps to set up a YouTube integration in no time!

1. Create a YouTube integration

  1. Select YouTube from the services list on the left-hand side of your Pingcord dashboard
  2. Click on New Integration

2. Select the Discord channel

Select the Ping Channel, this is the channel Pingcord will post your notifications in.

The permissions checker will then check if Pingcord can actually post in your channel. If there is a problem, you may see something like this:

Insufficient permissions imageClick on the image to zoom in.

In this case, you will need to give Pingcord the proper roles and permissions in your server to allow Pingcord to post in the desired channel.

However, if you see something like this:

Sufficient permissions imageClick on the image to zoom in.

That means everything is configured properly!

3. Choose which events you want included

By default, Uploads and Premieres are enabled. Livestreams are turned off by default.

To change which events are enabled, switch the tab to the desired event and use the toggle button

Different tabs

4. Amend the message if desired

You can amend the message that Pingcord sends to anything you want!

Message template box

The message box works in the same way as Discord's message box. This means you can use @everyone, @here, or even tag specific roles. You can simply start typing @... and a list of roles will appear just like Discord, you can use the arrow keys and enter, or click on the role to insert the role tag.

You also have a few variables at your disposal, these are listed above the message box and are different for each service. They are replaced with the relevant YouTube channel details automatically, so you can use 1 format for all the channels in the integration.

Heads up!

Each event type (Uploads, Livestreams, Premieres) have their own message box and set of variables.

As seen in the image, for YouTube uploads you have:

  • {channel} which expands into the YouTube channel's name
  • {link} which expands into the URL for the new video
  • {title} which expands into the video title

Play around with it and see your changes in real-time with the Message Preview window underneath.

5. Add YouTube channels to track

You can track notifications for any YouTube channel using the channel URL.

Simply enter the channel URL into the box and then press Add Channel.

Add channel boxClick on the image to zoom in.

6. Save changes

Don't forget to save your new integration.

After saving, you may see a message next to each YouTube channel indicating the status of the tracker.

It may temporarily say Creating tracker but should quickly change to Tracking healthy.


YouTube trackers may say Waiting for YouTube... after you save. This is normal, and Pingcord is just waiting for YouTube to confirm the connection. It should change to Tracking healthy within a few minutes.

How can I disable @everyone and/or ping another role?

As mentioned, the message box works just like Discord.

To remove the @everyone ping from the message simply highlight and delete it out.

To add a role ping, simply type @ followed by a few characters of the role name and then select it from the autocomplete list.

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Contributors: Dylan Akhawais