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Discord becomes a place for more than just gamers

Written by Matti Vähäkainu @ 01 Jul 2020 10:54

Discord becomes a place for more than just gamers

The introduction of chat room apps like Discord and Slack has made a huge impact on gaming communities and workplaces alike.
The former became the king of gamers overthrowing old-school programs that included the likes of TeamSpeak and Mumble. Offering more complex features and more thought-out interface it quickly became the de facto communications platform for gamers.

However, it has now saturated much of the market it wanted to capture, and thus is trying to explore new waters and conquer new lands.

The company says that it wants to be a communications platform for all kinds of daily conversing. Discord's new website claims it's "a new way to chat with your communities and friends."

Discord is the easiest way to communicate over voice, video, and text, whether you're part of a school club, a nightly gaming group, a worldwide art community, or just a handful of friends that want to hang out.

Discord boasts currently a very respectable 100 million active users, and the move is likely going to make it even more popular. Currently over 4 billion minutes of voice communications in more than 6 million servers is had every day.

One of the newer features includes Go Live, which allows you to share your gaming, or other, experience with the community without a separate streaming service.

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