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"Imagine a place where you can belong to a school club, a gaming group, or a worldwide art community. Where just you and a handful of friends can spend time together. A place that makes it easy to talk every day and hang out more often."
What is Discord?
Discord is a communication platform for gamers that lets you easily voice chat, share photos and videos, and join channels with your friends. It’s free and secure, making it the perfect platform for gaming communities. It is the easiest way to stay connected to your friends and the gaming community. With Discord, you can easily voice chat, share photos and videos, and join channels with your friends. With its easy-to-use voice chat, rich media sharing, and secure infrastructure, Discord is the perfect platform for gaming communities of all sizes.
Brief history of Onling Gaming Communication
The history of online gaming communication is a long and varied one. Early text-based games required players to type out commands in order to interact with the game world and other players. This was often cumbersome and led to a lot of misunderstanding. In order to improve communication, some games implemented special abbreviations that players could use. Other games implemented real-time chat features, which allowed players to type out messages to each other in real-time. This was a great improvement, but it could still be difficult to understand what other players were saying. In order to further improve communication, many games now offer voice chat. This allows players to talk to each other directly, which can be a great help in coordinating gameplay.
Discord is about giving people the power to create space to find belonging in their lives. We want to make it easier for you to talk regularly with the people you care about. We want you to build genuine relationships with your friends and communities close to home or around the world. Original, reliable, playful, and relatable. These are the values that connect our users and our employees at Discord.
Discord was started to solve a big problem: how to communicate with friends around the world while playing games online. Since childhood, 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 this job were slow, unreliable, and complex. Jason and Stan knew they could make a better service that encouraged talking, helped form memories, and recreated the feeling of togetherness all found through gaming.
So, in 2015, Stan and Jason started to bring Discord to life. People from all over the world loved it. Discord made it easy to genuinely communicate with friends, going beyond casual talking. Friends were staying in touch with their various communities. Discord was making it easy to participate in conversation, hopping around text, voice and video to talk. The technology was complex but the goal was simple: make Discord an inviting and comfortable home to jump into with your communities and friends. Within a few years, Discord began to take off, and devoted people who loved our product sprung up around the world.
Where are we now?
Discord is used by everyone from local hiking clubs, to art communities, to study groups. Discord has millions of people creating places for their friends and communities, talking for upwards of 4 hours per day on the platform. Discord is now where the world talks, hangs out, and builds relationships. Discord lets anyone create a space to find belonging—just like it did for Jason and Stan.
What is Discord used for?
One of the best things about Discord is that it’s highly customizable. You can change your voice chat settings, chat colors, and even add custom emoji. And if you’re a developer, you can create your own Discord bots to do all sorts of things, like play music or moderate chat. Discord also has a rich ecosystem of plugins and integrations. You can connect your Discord account to other platforms like Twitch, YouTube, and Twitter. And there are tons of Discord bots that can do everything from playing music to helping you find new friends. Here are some of the things you can do on Discord:
1. Create your own Discord server
If you want your own Discord server, you can definitely create one for free. You just have click on the + sign below the servers that you're currently in. You also have to name it so that people would come and visit your server. You have to set up channels, voice channels, rules, bots, etc. You can also add moderators on your channel as soon as there are people around so that your server would be managed while you're gone
2. Discord Text Chat
If you ever find and joined a community on Discord, you can see that there are lots of channels you can choose from. You can chat with anyone that is on the same server and talk with them through this feature. Many servers, especially those large ones, creates different channels for different hobbies, countries, etc. This is one way of managing their Discord server and making it neat. They are often used by the community to engage in conversation without a microphone, ask and answer questions, and share jokes and memes. Some channels are used for announcements and other important stuff that should not be flooded though. The admins or moderators usually close this type of channels to prevent other community members on chatting here.
3. Discord Voice Chat
If you're confident on your speaking skills on a microphone, this feature is the best for you. Without having to type or chat, you can just join a voice channel and speak. You can talk as long as you like for as long as you're still in the voice channel. You can also hear other people that are in the same voice channel as you are. Administrators and moderators use this feature to further engage within the community, having talks, conducting seminars or just hanging out. You can also directly call your friends through DMs by using this feature!
4. Discord Video Chat
Another chat feature is video chat, yes, you can also show your face on Discord! You can let them see what you're doing in real life by using this feature. You might be just cleaning your room, watching a movie, or even just chilling while playing some game. This feature is like other video chats, you can also speak while having your video on. For this feature you need to have a working camera. Administrators or moderators on a Discord server usually uses this feature to conduct talks, AMAs (Ask Me Anything), and other stuffs that needs them to talk while showing something.
5. Streaming your Game
Discord, as a gaming platform, allows its user to share their game. This feature is usually for teammates that are far from each other and uses Discord for communication or just a chill night sharing what you're playing. Discord server owners or admins usually uses this feature to host game nights, tournaments, etc. This allows other community members to watch the game without opening their respective gaming platforms or even your PC since you can watch the game using your phone. Note that only the members in the community that you're streaming are the only ones who can watch your game.
6. Assign Roles
Roles are like rank in a Discord server. If you're a Discord server owner, an Admin or a Moderator that can change roles, you can assign roles to your community members. By doing so, you will be giving out role specific permissions so be careful on this one. Server owners usually use this feature to give permissions to trustworthy members of the community and assign them roles to manage the server while the owner is out. (Note: Always be careful on the permissions you give and who you give it to. These permissions can cause damage to your server if not given properly.)
Discord is one of the perfect ways to communicate with your friends. It is easy to use and also widely used by gamers across the world. Along with its many uses, there are also lots of feature you can choose from. I personally think that Discord is the best way to communicate especially in gaming. I have been using Discord for many years now and it has not failed me yet. If you're looking for a way to communicate with your friends, may it be locally or internationally, check out Discord!
You can visit Discord's official website.