What is Discord?
Discord is a free app that lets its users chat via text, voice or video. It was originally aimed at gamers who wanted to chat while online. Discord got itself into some hot water in the USA a few years ago as it gained some popularity with alt-right and white supremacist users. However, Discord has moved to a more mainstream audience now and has reportedly attracted more than 300 million registered users, with some 100 million people use it actively every month.
But you don’t have to be a gamer to be into Discord, as there is a huge array of topics represented on Discord. Gaming, anime and music tend to be the most popular however.
How does it work?
Discord users interact with each other through “Servers”. Think of these as chatrooms. Users can set up Servers, and these Servers can be either private or public and invitations are required to join private Servers. Users can share video and images on Discord either in text channels or direct messages and Discord also allows for video chat and screen sharing in direct messages.