If you play on-line multiplayer video games with your folks, there’s a fairly good likelihood you utilize Discord for communication. There’s additionally a fairly good likelihood you utilize it for chatting exterior of video games, and the corporate is now making efforts to shift its model past gaming. That features a easier expertise for brand new customers, elevated initiatives to make the platform pleasant to extra various teams, and fewer dumb videogame jokes within the shopper.
“In asking you what you want Discord to be,” CEO Jason Citron says in a blog post, “we heard that you want Discord to be more welcoming, more inclusive, and more trustworthy so more kinds of communities can find a home here. Many of you told us that the biggest misconception you hear about Discord is that it’s ‘only for gaming,’ but you feel Discord’s for ‘literally everyone’ and ‘for anyone who likes to talk.’”
In an effort to embrace the platform’s position in additional than simply gaming, Discord is present process a mild rebrand. This effort contains latest adjustments like a streamlined expertise for brand new customers, expanded voice and video capability, and a common discount of gaming-specific jokes within the shopper.
Today, these efforts have culminated in a brand new web site and a brand new slogan: “your place to talk”.
Discord is your home to speak.
— Discord (@discord) June 30, 2020
Discord can also be highlighting its Safety Center as a part of this effort, and Citron says the workforce will “continue to take decisive action against white supremacists, racists, and others who seek to use Discord for evil.”
Citron additionally gives some notable stats for the platform: “Since we launched in 2015, Discord has grown to more than 100 million monthly active users. You spend 4 billion minutes in conversation daily across 6.7 million active servers.”
Discord will, naturally, nonetheless allow you to chat over your videogames. The firm simply desires everybody to know the service permits for greater than that.