If you spend most of your time playing online games and do not have time for communicating with other people, Discord is the best option for you. Discord is one of the most popular game app among the game addicted players. The app enables the users to play any kind of games in a friendly environment with other players. The Discord works with desktop and mobile platforms. It is somehow similar to the Twitch website. Discord could attract over 90 million of users from all over the world. If you are looking to get a group together for some group games like PUBG or communicate easily to an entire server of Minecraft players or just hang out online with a group of friends, then you should read this article to know the Discord application better.
What is Discord application?
Discord is a free voice over IP application which is designed for game players. If you are a gamer, you know that some games allow you to connect with other players via text chat, while other games provide only voice chat or video chat capabilities. By using Discord, you can connect to the app and its network via your desktop, laptop or mobile phone. This feature enables you to chat in any way you like with others about and during the games you are playing. In addition it has robust massaging feature that you can message another person one to one, or participate in group chats with up to ten other friends.
How to start with Discord application?
Once you’ve created a Discord account, you can choose to run it in your browser or install the Discord app on your smartphone. As long as you set up, you can start by creating a new Discord server and sending invitation codes right away, or by using an invitation code to join a pre-existing server. Creating a server just requires a valid server name and nothing else.
Unfortunately, you cannot browse for servers to join on the Discord application. But it is still quite easy to join an activity community. There are many verified servers with open invitations that you can find with a quick Google search or Bing search. Many popular streamers and content creators also have public invitation codes posted on their Twitch or YouTube channels.
Features of Discord application
Discord is always completely free to use with no gotchas. It means you can make as many servers as you want without slot limitations. There are also optional cosmetics like themes, sticker packs, and sound packs available for purchase. The application will never charge for Discord core functionality. Another feature of his application is the hidden server to client communication which keeps your IP address safe.
By using Discord, you can share images, videos and links from your desktop or phone. It also embeds most type of media directly in the chat but GIFs only play when you mouse over them. One of the other features that could gain many users’ approval is that Discord has minimal impact on your CPU. Your game’s performance won’t be affected in the slightest. Discord application is built with the latest technology using a modern hitter, automatic gain control, noise suppression, echo cancellation, system attenuation on Windows and more.
Negative points about Discord application
the app itself doesn’t naturally promote harassment, hate, or other forms of harm. However like any other apps, there are always a minority of users who engage in hostile behavior and abuse within chats, including bullying, racism, and harassment. For example, some communities of chats have been “raided” by other communities generally because their privacy and security weren’t fully locked down by the creator of that chat. This includes flooding them with controversial topics related to race, religion, politics, and pornography.
Most disturbingly, Discord has gained a nontrivial following from members of the alt-right as it provides anonymity and privacy for communications. For example, the app was used by alt-right members to plan and organize the white nationalist rally that took place in Charlottesville. Since that incident, Discord administrators decided to shut down any and all accounts that contained racist remarks, and it appears that their efforts have stemmed the tide of large-scale intolerance on the app.
I hope that this article would be useful for the fans of online games. If it was, try the app on your desktop or on your Android or IPhone devices.