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Before you can start using Pycord, you need to install the library.


Python 3.8 or above is required to use Pycord.


Before you start installing python packages globally, it's recommended you set up a virtual environment. You can find instructions for that here.

Fresh Installation

To install Pycord, you can use the following command in your terminal:

python3 -m pip install py-cord

Remember that you need to install py-cord, not pycord. Also, the python3 command varies depending on your installation. It might be python or python3.8 as an example.

If you need voice support for your bot, you should run:

python3 -m pip install "py-cord[voice]"


Updating Pycord

If you are upgrading from a previous version of Pycord, you can use the following command in your terminal to upgrade to the latest version:

python3 -m pip install -U py-cord

Migrating from other libraries

If you are migrating from another library, say,, first of all, you need to uninstall it.

python3 -m pip uninstall

Then, you can install Pycord, it's as simple as that!:

python3 -m pip install py-cord

Uninstalling after installing py-cord can cause issues. Make sure to uninstall it first!

Installing Other Builds

Development Build


The development build comes with cutting edge features and new functionality, but as it isn't a stable build you may encounter bugs.

To install the development build, you can use the following command in your terminal:

python -m pip install -U git+

Git is required to install this build. Learn how you can install Git.