The Discord which is now a popular group-chatting app was originally made to give gamers a place to build communities and to communicate with friends around the world while playing games online.
Since childhood, Discord founders Jason Citron and Stan Vishnevskiy both shared a love of video games, cherishing the friendships and connections that formed while playing them. At the time, all the tools built for the job of communication were slow, unreliable, and complex. Jason and Stan knew they could make a better service that encourages talking, helps form memories, and recreate the feeling of togetherness all found through gaming.
So, in 2015, Stan and Jason started to bring Discord to life. Discord made it easy to participate in the conversation, hopping around text, voice, and video to talk.
Today, Discord is not only used by gamers but also by everyone from local hiking clubs, to K-Pop groups, to art communities, to study groups. Discord has garnered 100 million monthly active users with people talking for upwards of 4 hours per day on the platform.
Discord: Features Explained
Discord is built to allow you and other members to message each other. Each community or group is known as a “server”.
Servers are filled with text channels and voice channels in which one can also share videos, images, internet links, music, and more.
Each Server has different channels with its own rules. Starting your own server is free and so is joining different servers.
There are n numbers of servers in this platform that are dedicated to different communities.
Discord can also be connected to other apps, like YouTube and Spotify, to enhance your experience. And there are both desktop and mobile versions of the platform, so you can use it no matter which device you’re using — even while you’re gaming.
Recently, reports of Microsoft Corporation trying to acquire Discord for more than $10 Billion have come to the fore. Microsoft has previously partnered with Discord to offer perks as part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, including three months of Discord Nitro to its subscribers.