twilight-util is a utility crate that adds utilities to the twilight ecosystem that do not fit in any other crate. One example feature of the crate is a trait to make extracting data from Discord identifiers (snowflakes) easier.


twilight-util by default exports nothing. Features must be individually enabled via feature flags.


The builder feature enables builders for large structs. At the time of writing, it contains the following builders:

Command example

Create a command that can be used to send a animal picture in a certain category:

fn main() {
use twilight_model::application::command::CommandType;
use twilight_util::builder::command::{BooleanBuilder, CommandBuilder, StringBuilder};

    "Send a random adorable animal photo".into(),
    StringBuilder::new("animal".into(), "The type of animal".into())
            ("Dog".into(), "animal_dog".into()),
            ("Cat".into(), "animal_cat".into()),
            ("Penguin".into(), "animal_penguin".into()),
    "Whether to show only baby animals".into(),

Embed examples

Build a simple embed:

fn main() -> Result<(), Box<dyn std::error::Error>> {
use twilight_util::builder::embed::{EmbedBuilder, EmbedFieldBuilder};

let embed = EmbedBuilder::new()
    .description("Here's a list of reasons why Twilight is the best pony:")
    .field(EmbedFieldBuilder::new("Wings", "She has wings.").inline())
    .field(EmbedFieldBuilder::new("Horn", "She can do magic, and she's really good at it.").inline())

Build an embed with an image:

fn main() -> Result<(), Box<dyn std::error::Error>> {
use twilight_util::builder::embed::{EmbedBuilder, ImageSource};

let embed = EmbedBuilder::new()
    .description("Here's a cool image of Twilight Sparkle")

The link feature enables the parsing and formatting of URLs to resources, such as parsing and formatting webhook links or links to a user's avatar.


Parse a webhook URL with a token:

fn main() -> Result<(), Box<dyn std::error::Error>> {
use twilight_model::id::Id;
use twilight_util::link::webhook;

let url = "https://discord.com/api/webhooks/794590023369752587/tjxHaPHLKp9aEdSwJuLeHhHHGEqIxt1aay4I67FOP9uzsYEWmj0eJmDn-2ZvCYLyOb_K";

let (id, token) = webhook::parse(url)?;
assert_eq!(Id::new(794590023369752587), id);
Ok(()) }

Permission Calculator

The permission-calculator feature is used for calculating the permissions of a member in a channel, taking into account its roles and permission overwrites.


The snowflake feature calculates information out of snowflakes, such as the timestamp or the ID of the worker that created it.


Retrieve the timestamp of a snowflake in milliseconds from the Unix epoch as a 64-bit integer:

fn main() {
use twilight_util::snowflake::Snowflake;
use twilight_model::id::{Id, marker::UserMarker};

let user: Id<UserMarker> = Id::new(123456);
let timestamp = user.timestamp();

source: https://github.com/twilight-rs/twilight/tree/main/util

docs: https://docs.rs/twilight-util

crates.io: https://crates.io/crates/twilight-util