ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'discord'

I have installed using

pip3.8 install --user

however, when I try to import discord, I get

ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'discord'

I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong, please help.

edit: when I run pip3.8 list I can see the following modules listed:

discord 1.0.1 1.3.2

and I have checked that I am using python 3.8 with a script.

Where are you seeing the ModuleNotFoundError? Is it when you run the script? Or in a website's logs, or somewher else? If it's when you're running the script, how are you running it?

I see it in the python console when I run the script for a discord bot I am working on. I have found a sort of solution in the meantime - there was a folder called 'discord' in /.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages which I moved to my project folder, so the import command could find it, and the module works fine that way (at least so far). However I realize this is not a good long-term solution.

If you're running the script using Python 3.8, then the folder in .local would be automatically available for imports. Have you checked that the script that imports discord is running under Python 3.8? Add a line like this:

import sys

to check that the script in question is running under Python 3.8.